6 of the latest fitness trends to try in Gloucestershire

Whether it's a mock night-out, fun run, or weight training which appeals, discover 6 of the latest fitness trends sweeping Gloucestershire in 2017.

From clubbing away the calories and spinning into a sweat, to testing Tabata training and getting filthy and fit, SoGlos has found 6 fitness trends to try in Gloucestershire.

With wearable technology, kale smoothies and avocado-on-everything still all the rage amongst fitness fanatics, there are plenty of other fitness trends to jump on in Gloucestershire.

1. SUP Yoga

Taking exercise alfresco, Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga promises the chance to combine the perfect downward dog and experience what nature has to offer whilst balancing on a paddleboard.

With SUP Yoga taking to the waters in Gloucestershire, keen yogis can embrace the natural elements in South Cerney, with classes suitable for all abilities.

2. Extreme Runs

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If the thought of ordinary running doesn’t quite excite you, Gloucestershire is home to a number of extreme races, which are gathering more and more dedicated fitness fans who want to take their regime to the next level.

Whether you take on the fiendish Forest Warrior race or the daunting Cheltenham Challenge, get down and dirty in the Devil Mud Run or enjoy a finish-line pint in the Stroud Beer Race, runners can choose from a host of fun and fierce events in the county to test their fitness in a unique way.

3. High Intensity Interval Training

A long-standing fitness trend which generates maximum results, high intensity interval training is perfect for those with little time to spare. Putting emphasis on short bursts of intense exercise, it’s a workout guaranteed to get hearts pumping.

From Tabata classes at Fitness4Less to Freestyle Group Training HIIT at DW Fitness, these short but sweaty workouts are popular for their fat busting results, set to keep busy locals fit throughout the year.

4. Piloxing

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Combining cardio with strength training, Piloxing sees boxing, dance, and Pilates combine for a fun and vigorous workout, offering a unique and high intensity class which is sure to provide a refreshing alternative to sweating it out on the treadmill.

With classes taking place across the county, including Cheltenham sessions with Abi Fitness, the upbeat workout offers the chance to try out something new, promising to challenging workout while boxing up a storm.

5. Weight training

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With an increasing number of women, as well as men, embracing weight training as a means to tone and strengthen up, the weight machines and free weights areas are getting more popular in gyms.

And with Gloucestershire’s varied selection of fitness centres boasting state-of-the-art machines along with kettlebells, dumbbells, and more, Gloucestershire gym bunnies are spoilt for choice.

6. Spin

Forever growing in popularity and with an increasing number of classes in gyms across the county, spin classes see gym bunnies cycling their way to fitness during a frenzied class which combines cardio with resistance training for a burning workout.

With dedicated spin studios and numerous classes across Gloucestershire gyms, the fitness trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

By Kathryn Godfrey

© SoGlos
Tuesday 08 August 2017

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