our favorite workout trends

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We love to workout and while we have our favorite workouts, we are always looking for new ways to keep our fitness routine fresh and fun. In the last few months we have tried new workouts and explored the latest fitness trends to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone and try something new.  Here is our roundup of the latest fitness trends that you will want to embrace.

High Energy Workouts

High energy workouts are intense and efficient, so it is no surprise that they are so popular right now. Ashley and I started working out at Orangetheory Fitness a few months ago and we are hooked. Orangetheory Fitness is a high energy, trainer-led group work out that combines a treadmill, rowing machine and floor exercises. Wearing a heart-rate monitor, the goal of the class is to keep your heart rate in a target zone for a certain amount of time to maximize energy and calorie burn. No workout is alike and they are set up so you push yourself harder than you ever would working out on your own.

If you are in West Los Angeles, Burn 60 is also a great spot for a high-intensity interval workout. We recently took a class from Julie Diamond and loved her energy and enthusiasm.

Wearable Technology

We all love a gadget, especially when it can tracks our sleep, steps and monitors our heart rate. There are so many great fitness trackers out there that it is hard to know how to pick one that is right for you. You can get the lowdown on the best of this technology on Wareable and Cnet.

Foam Roller

A foam roller is an inexpensive and versatile piece of fitness equipment that can help you sculpt, detox and relive tension, depending on how you use it.

Fusion Classes

Everyone loves a mash up, even when it comes to workout routines. Cardio Barre, Yogahop and Exhale are just a few of studios that combine your favorite parts of two or more workouts into one class.

Streaming Classes

There are so many amazing virtual workout routines that can be accessed anywhere and are perfect for someone that travels or needs to workout at off-peak hours. Some of the most popular streaming services are YogaGlo, Ballet Beautiful, Pilatesology, Booya Fitness, Daily Burn, Physique57 and Tracy Anderson.

The No Commitment Workout

If you travel frequently, have an unpredictable schedule or simply get bored easily with one type of workout, then ClassPass is going to be your new best friend. For a monthly membership fee, you can go to any studio or gym in the ClassPass network. ClassPass has a variety of workouts in their network in cities all over the world. The only downside is that you can’t go to any studio more than 3 times in a month.

Here’s to a great workout!

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Hallman + Ashley

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