There are so many different types of workouts, training methods, and new fitness concepts, that it’s actually not simple for a non-expert one to choose which one is the best for his needs.
We hear about INTERVAL TRAINING, CARDIO TRAINING, YOGA (hatha vyniasa, ashtanga), PILATES (mat, with preps, with machines) CIRCUIT TRAINING, STEP, AEROBICS, CROSSFIT, BOOTCAMP, KICK BOXING, TRX, INDOOR CYCLING, ZUMBA, GENERAL FITNESS, , LAG, SOFT/STRONG smth, FLYING smth etc…
There is no right or wrong, better or worse, nice or bad, never. There is only what is best, nice and right for each of us. And here I am to help the non-expert in how deal with the choice, without being carried away by trends, marketing and any form of persuasion to find himself dissatisfied, unmotivated and discouraged so much to give up all physical activity.
Let’s try to make it easier!
1ST CHOICE IS BETWEEN:
Usually you choose an art or a sport because of a passion. They require constancy, attitude, time, effort, and dedication.
If you don’t have this strong feeling you usually opt for something less demanding. Many fitness courses are inspired by an art or a sport (indoor cycling, kick boxing, pole dance, zumba), the standard Fitness courses, instead, have been simply developed in many ways: for example the introduction of preps and tools, the focus on a particular aspect, however, they still remain inspired to the big standards (crossfit is a mix of bodybuilding and circuit training, jazzercise is a development of aerobics,…, etc.)
2ND CHOICE IS BETWEEN:
If you like to loose weight is better an aerobic activity, if you run by yourself outdoor or you already play a sport, you’d probably better choosing a flexibility or an anaerobic class to equilibrate your training…
3RD CHOICE IS BETWEEN
|Focused on the perfection of performing a movement, you will move more after… maybe!||Focused on keep moving, the quality is a consequence in time…maybe!|
If you love moving a lot, coming to the end of a class sweaty wet and tired, without thinking to much, then you should choose a quantitative training
If you are more a calm and thoughtful person, eager to learn and understand what you are doing, then qualitative activity is for you.
NOW JUST CONSIDER:
- Do you like music-based activity?
- Do you like to play with preps and other materials etc.
- keep in shape
- past injuries
- loose weight
- learning something new
- complete your workout
You should probably have, at this point a more clear idea of what you are looking for. Next step? Go for it! If you still have some doubts, try different courses in between the ones you think right for you or with a similar approach (quality, music, cardio, flexibility..), or try different trainers for the same class.