1. Pole fitness
You may think that pole dancing is restricted to nightclubs. You may even think of it as taboo. But it’s actually growing in popularity as a workout.
Pole fitness requires a huge amount of athleticism and skill. It’s strenuous work, as you need to be carrying enough momentum to pull each move off. But it’s also a lot of fun. Expect pole dancing to continue its rise in 2019.
To help you work out just how much energy you’re expending, why not wear the Samsung Gear Sport?
It’ll track your health and fitness with a heart rate monitor and GPS, and with a growing list of over 60 different recognised workouts you can keep on top of your goals whatever exercise you’re doing.
High-intensity interval training, or HIIT for short, may not be for everyone. As the name suggests, it’s hard work – but you feel great after doing it.
Basically, it’s all about doing something very fast-paced – then something a little slower, and repeating the trick over and over. So that could be 30 seconds of sprinting followed by a minute of jogging or walking, then back to sprinting and so on.
People who swear by HIIT say it helps them burn calories more quickly, and produces a higher metabolic rate for hours after the workout – so you’ll carry on burning off that slice of cake long after your workout.
HIIT is another popular means of exercise, and with the help of a fitness band, could help you achieve your goals.
The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is a good bet. As well as offering the usual health and fitness tracking with GPS, it’s water resistant and has up to four days battery life. And with the Samsung Gear app store, there are some great apps that’ll help you get into shape – and some that’ll help with your interval-training.
For the uninitiated, calisthenics is resistance training with your own body weight – to put it simply. So that includes everything from push-ups to sit-ups, lunges to squats.
But things are moving on a bit from this, as calisthenics has taken to the streets. People are getting outdoors and they’re training everywhere and anywhere – after all, all you need is you. No equipment is necessary.
The benefits are that you can build strength, you can work out every single muscle and you can go easier on your joints. In a gym, using the equipment, you can put too much stress on your tendons and ligaments – lifting more than the body can handle, for example. With calisthenics, all exercise is done in relation to the weight and size of your actual body.
With the Garmin vivoactive 3, there are pre-loaded health trackers and sports apps to help you track your activity. And away from exercise, the vivoactive 3 lets you make payments direct from your watch. So you’ll never have to panic about leaving your wallet at home.
If you’re embracing exercise in 2019, you could do worse than to get involved in these activities, and a fitness wearable can help you achieve more.
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