4 Back-to-School Exercise Trends
The kids are back at school after a long summer, and busy moms finally have a little time to themselves. For many moms, this means starting their fall exercise routine.
The latest fall exercise trends offer a way to stay in shape while trying something a little different. This year, the focus is on dance-inspired cardiovascular workouts and high-intensity weight training.
Jombolo is a whole body fall exercise trend set to the drum beats of African and Jamaican dance. Intuitive dance movements are combined with squats, abdominal exercises and jumping jacks for a powerful work out to improve your body awareness and strengthen muscles while burning over 500 calories an hour. It’s a great way for busy moms to work out while grooving to the beat.
High Intensity Interval Training
The popularity of HIIT (high intensity interval training) continues to dominate exercise routines, as it has for the last couple of years.
You can tailor HIIT for almost all exercise levels. HIIT home videos like Insanity or P90X make it easy for busy moms to make time for exercise, and while HIIT sometimes calls for battling ropes, kettlebells, and other equipment, many exercises rely on your own body weight for resistance. The workouts are strenuous, but with the potential to burn between 500 to 750 calories an hour, the rewards are well worth the effort.
Created by Swedish celebrity trainer and dancer Viveca Jensen, Piloxing is a challenging combination of Pilates, boxing, and dance. The workout targets core muscles while building endurance, and participants sometimes wear weighted gloves for extra resistance. Like Jombolo, piloxing combines fun with fall exercise, and can burn anywhere from 400 to 900 calories an hour.
Group Personal Training
A personal trainer helps you get the most out of your exercise routine, but one-on-one coaching is expensive. Group personal training allows busy moms to gain access to a fitness coach while sharing the cost. The fitness coach oversees a small group of individuals, so everyone receives his or her attention.
As a fall exercise routine, group personal training is an excellent solution for busy moms. Fitness coaches are available for a wide range of weight training and cardiovascular exercise, and the group setting provides a sense of accountability and social support.
Additional tips: Smoothies
After an intense workout, a cold smoothie rehydrates and refreshes. Adding a package of Kiwami Greens Japanese Aojiru to your post-workout smoothie helps busy moms meet their daily requirements of vegetable intake. Combining good eating habits with the latest fall exercise trends keeps your energy up for when you need it most—and if you’re a busy mom, a little extra energy goes a long way.