9 Unusual Health and Fitness Trends to Try This Winter

9 Unusual Health and Fitness Trends to Try This Winter
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Winter is almost here, and it's usually the season when most people gain weight. Then, you spend spring and summer shedding extra pounds only to gain more just a few months later. You can easily break that vicious cycle just by being proactive. Cold temperatures prevent you from jogging (or you don't like it), but you also aren't a fan of going to the gym and using same old machines day in and day out. Is there anything you can do? Of course! Every season has its health and fitness trends, something like fashion - there's always something new you have to try out. This article brings you unusual (and fun) trends you should try this winter season to stay healthy and in shape.

1. F45

No, this isn't some code that you have to enter to fix some error on the laptop, it's a fitness trend coming from Down Under. F45, where F stands for functional, is a team-based training that puts an emphasis to three key factors: motivation, innovation, and results. This isn't some regular workout routine that you can do in your gym. In fact, at F45 training no program is ever repeated, according to the Australian Fitness Network. Every workout is a unique experience which is amazing because monotonous exercises are the primary reason why people lose interest in fitness. Enter the fitness program's name and your location in Google to see where the nearest F45 studio is.

2. Ballet fitness class

Ballet fitness class is exactly what you think it is; a combination of ballet moves and balance or stability exercises. Besides standard ballet moves, the fitness class also introduces a hint of modern dancing to work different kinds of muscles and joints. It is perfect for all people, of different ages, who are tired of standard workouts and loud music. Professional athletes admit they practice ballet because it helps them improve flexibility without adding extra pressure on their joints. Indeed, if you're looking for a fitness program that offers joint pain relief at the same time, then signing up for a ballet fitness class is a step in the right direction.


3. Pitaya

Pitaya is, by far, the prettiest superfood ever. It is the fruit of several cactus species indigenous to Americas. With his hot pink color and polka dots-looking flesh, it comes as no wonder why this superfood took the social media websites by storm. Pitaya is abundant in antioxidants that destroy free radicals and ward off diseases. Additionally, antioxidants are necessary for skin health. Furthermore, this fruit is rich in fiber, calcium, as well as vitamins A and C. Vitamin A is one of the best memory vitamins that also has a tremendous potential to ameliorate cognitive decline associated with aging.

4. Lightsaber workouts

Star Wars are always IN, and if you're a fan of the franchise (who isn't?), this is the perfect workout for you. This fitness trend goes beyond "killing" the invisible opponent with your lightsaber. In fact, the workout involves a combination of cardio and body-weight training. All Star Wars fans will be happy to know that the program was designed by watching fight scenes from the movies and applying those movements to sword basics that are easy to learn. At first, you work on your own, repeat the maneuvers and choreography with the instructor. Later, you can spar with a partner and have your own Star Wars fight scene in the gym or some other exercising area. If there aren't any fitness studios that offer lightsaber workouts, don't despair. There are many videos on YouTube that you can watch, but make sure you don't train in a room with a lot of stuff.

5. Fat water

It's safe to say that most people who want to improve their health and wellbeing live in a constant fear of fat. That happens because fat is always perceived as something harmful for one's health and waistline, but it's not necessarily correct. Not all fat is equal, and while trans fats are bad, there are healthy fats at the same time. The primary goal of Fat water is to help you perform better, get energized, and enrich the body with an immaculate combination of natural sweeteners, B vitamins, and microdroplets of Brain Octane Oil. The product poses as a healthier alternative to sugary drinks that people buy on a daily basis.

6. Meditation apps

Nowadays, there's an app for everything including meditation. If you've ever wanted to meditate but didn't know, these apps will guide you to serenity, peace, and calmness. Celebrities such as Emma Watson and Gwyneth Paltrow use these applications as well. Good examples are OMG! I Can't Meditate and Stop, Breathe & Think. The reason behind the sudden popularity of meditation apps is because users are discovering the benefits of meditation and convenience of having a personal coach on the palm of their hand.


7. Infrared Yoga

Infrared yoga heats the body from the inside out and doesn't blow hot air on yogis. Instead, the heat is somewhat dry, thus aiding body detox and healthy blood flow. Reasons you should do yoga are numerous since this ancient practice has a multitude of health benefits including arthritis relief. A study published in the Journal of Rheumatology found that yoga improves symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, two most common types of arthritis. With infrared yoga, you get all the benefits of yoga in a unique and, surprisingly, fun manner. It's a great way to spice things up.

8. Freekeh

Freekeh (free-keh) is dubbed as a super grain that might end your relationship with quinoa. So, what is freekeh? It's wheat that's harvested while young and green and roasted over an open fire. The straw and chaff are burned and rubbed off. Regarding nutritional content, freekeh is superior to quinoa (and many other grains). For instance, it's low in fat but high in fiber and protein content, keeping you full. That way, you don't overeat and gain weight. Additionally, freekeh belongs to the group of foods with a low glycemic index which is why the grain is ideal for individuals with diabetes.

9. Sexy chair workout

Sexy chair workout is a popular fitness trend among women who want to shape their body in a fun, unique, and sensual way that doesn't involve working out in the gym. To perform this workout routine, you just need a chair and music of your choice; cabaret is perfect choice don't know you think? Sexy chair routine works glutes, abdominals, triceps, and legs.


If you're tired of same old workouts and routines, some unusual health and fitness trends will help you stay fit and have fun this winter. With the trends from this article, winter doesn't have to be the "weight gain" season. Plus, it's a great way to do something useful on cold winter days when you don't feel like going to the gym.

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