Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Have Body Type Preferences Changed?

We Tried This: Strong vs. Skinny | According a recent edition of the ACSM Health and Fitness Journal , the fitness industry has made some strides into what is considered a healthy body image. No longer is the muscular look taboo, but the 'lean' look is still the appropriate trend- and the fitness trends are changing too:
  • Lean isn't always healthy. Body fat percentage and muscle tone, like rings on a tree, tell the true story of how well the body has been kept. Blood tests also tell the tale that lean isn't always healthy.
  • Trendy fitness fads like Zumba and other dance classes aren't getting the job done. Neither are the spin classes. Classic, good-ole fashioned boot camp and weight lifting are getting the results.
  • The attitude is different. People (especially women) demand to be pushed and challenged. And they aren't afraid of 'getting too big' anymore. Just of climbing the next hurdle.
Check out the latest trends as we head to the end of 2012 and into 2013, and take a moment to evaluate your fitness trends. See if what you have been doing is working for you, or if you need to crank it up.

If you are really considering a change- think boot camp. It's all your own body. Give it a try sometime