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Rod Cedaro: 3 Exercise Ideas for 2015

The New Year is always a motivational time to resume or change your exercise routine. The excesses of Christmas can take their toll on your body – alcohol, sugars and large meals can wreak havoc on your routine and the New Year is an opportunity to start afresh.

With this in mind it is a good time to try something new and exciting – to push your body and mix things up a bit.

Here are 3 fat burning exercise ideas to try in 2015:

TRX Class:

TRX training

TRX training

TRX is the brand name for a method of suspension training which allows the user to work against their own body weight. There are many different options out there, but TRX is the market leader and often found in quality gyms.  It was born in the Navy Seals and offers a total body workout.The aim of TRX is to build core strength, flexibility and balance. It allows you to perform exercises in a more fluid way with the bands as a stabiliser. This method of training can work for a beginner or advanced athlete as there are so many options.

Spin Class:

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Spin class

Spin Class is growing in popularity as an indoor high-intensity cardiovascular workout.  It is a vigorous workout, which is great for fat burning and stamina. Lead by a trainer, you cycle on a stationary bike through varying levels of intensity and speeds, pushing you as much as possible. Spin class is a fun workout and a great way of changing up your training. Working out with others is motivational and spin class is a great way to get back into interval training.

Kettlebell workout

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Kettlebell workout

Kettlebells are a rounded weight with a handle, allowing you to perform explosive exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. It combines the benefits of weight training (with dumbbells) with a high intensity cardiovascular workout to increase power, build muscle and core strength. The shape of the kettlebell allows you to perform a much wider variety of exercises compared with standard dumbbells.  Before trying a kettlebell workout it is advised to speak to a personal trainer about form and technique in order to protect yourself against injury. There are many classes available at quality gyms and a variety of videos online as a starting point.

I hope you find these ideas useful and try something new in 2015!

Rod Cedaro