LIIT training will still burn the same calories as a solid HIIT session but will take an extra 30-40 minutes to complete. Luckily, the lighter nights leave us plenty more time to enjoy our exercise sessions, so a brisk outdoor walk with varying speeds is the perfect way to get your LIIT done.
Researchers at Ohio State University found that 8% of the energy used when walking is from stopping and starting. Changing direction, turning around or walking in a curve can burn 20% more than walking in a straight line. Keep your body guessing by changing direction and speed every 4-5 minutes.DNA DISCOVERY Our DNA dictates a lot about how our bodies perform and how we should look after them. Understanding the make-up of our DNA can help us improve gym performance, health and wellbeing. Your DNA has a big influence on many factors which affect your fitness and weight, including how efficient your metabolism is, your levels of hunger-affecting hormones such as ghrelin, your sensitivity to sugar, saturated fats and other macronutrients. Many gym-goers are now drilling down into DIY DNA kits. A non-intrusive process that takes minutes via a home-test saliva swab kit. Once analysed, you'll receive a report outlining the results. The FitnessGenes kit starts at £129. HIGH-INTENSITY POOL TIME Think, aquacise, with the volume turned up. High-intensity water aerobics such as Water XTreme involves newly developed Speedo aquatic training aids to add resistance in the water and increase the intensity of the workouts. About 75 per cent of the class is spent in the pool performing high-intensity moves while the rest of the time is spent on deck performing traditional exercises such as push-ups, lunges, and triceps dips. A Bootcamp that involves a dip. Perfect for poolside weekends or getting your regime done whilst you're away. ON THE RUN A study from fitness app Strava revealed that runners are happier. Out of 8,000 people, 89 per cent said taking part in a Parkrun event lifted their mood. Running is a great summer activity. Warmer mornings, lighter nights, plenty of greenery to enjoy as you speed by... and the fact that nothing beats the feeling of the sun shining on your face. Dig out those running shoes, and go for it. * Sport England's Active Lives research ** Study from fitness experts, EMD UK Do you have what it takes? You have a fondness for fitness, ambitions to make a change and an attitude that just won’t quit. You have the makings of a future fitness leader. Our popular courses relating to this blog post fitness trends for the summer include our personal trainer courses, gym instructor courses and the ever popular sports massage courses. Whether you want to coach members at your local health club, lead your own studio classes or get the little people moving… a Level 2 personal training Diploma course qualification is where it all begins. All our courses are designed to give you the necessary tools to become a fully-certified fitness professional. Alternatively via our home page you can find personal trainer courses.