Workout, Home Gyms and Exercise Videos expected to be Popular for 2006
Variety in Workout
Home gyms are expected to be very popular this year. The AB Lounge and
Bowflex have both started major advertising campaigns. Many busy people
do not have the time to hit the gym after a long day of work.
Other concerns pop-up when considering going to the gym. According to
the News in Science Website “Past outbreaks of the antibiotic-resistant
skin infection have been seen in groups such as athletes and intravenous
drug users - people who live in close quarters and share things like gym
equipment and towels, or needles.”
Hillary Swank developed a serious drug resistant staphylococcus
cellulitis infection on her foot while filming Million Dollar Baby. In
Swank's case, it started with a blister on her foot, resulting in "red
marks going up my leg," and was extremely painful, she told Mike Wallace
on CBS's 60 Minutes. In her quest for fitness, she picked the painful
illness up (and possible life threatening) off the floor of a gym.
that home fitness and home gyms will become more popular in 2006.
One fitness method is becoming more popular. Fitness fusion is
becoming more popular because it takes the boredom out of a workout,
and with various videos can be done in the privacy of your home.
The fusion workout mixes strength training with endurance. It targets a
variety of things including balance, stability, agility and more. The
technique combines moves from yoga, Palates, boot camp, ballet, cardio,
boxing, cycling and swimming. Each day you challenge your muscles in
different ways, thus keeping yourself from getting bored.
Fusion classes have become popular in large cities. Now video workouts
are becoming available hoping to capitalize on the home gym/fitness
market. Since not all instructors are “qualified” to teach every
discipline, videos may offer a better variety of exercises.
Some of the stranger Fusion workouts may include Cardio Striptease,
Disco Yoga, Cycle Karaoke, HydroRide, and the Survivor Workout.
The Fusion Workout may include the use of a resistance band involving
Yoga moves you can do at home. The band will add resistance to your
When you consider what you will pay for a year’s membership to a gym,
home gym equipment and videos begin to look more affordable. You may
want to start out buying some dumb-bells, and some aerobics videos.
Then add a Pilates Ball and treadmill. Given enough time you will have
created your ultimate home gym.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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