New Workouts – To be Healthy
2014 can surely be the healthiest year yet for you and your coworkers. In the past few weeks, we have discussed various fitness trends ranging from apps to gadgets. Throughout our various posts in this series, we have continuously conveyed the importance of healthy and active employees in relation to an effective and efficient workplace. Today, as we wrap up our fitness trend series, we introduce the last and undoubtedly most enjoyable trends of them all: fitness games and gigs including Blue Goji, Bakwa and Barre.
Blue Goji: This fitness game is made by the same minds that created the ultra-popular video game known as Guitar Hero and with their reputation for fun, it is no surprise that the Blue Goji games are leaving quite the impression among users. Paired with small controls and a movement sensor, all you will need is exercise equipment and a smart phone or tablet for video game interaction. This playful fitness game can make an hour long workout feel as though it lasted only 10 minutes due to its innovative and interactive interface. Games vary from boating to biking, snowboarding and more! Blue Goji can be purchased for under $100.00 at http://www.bluegoji.com/.
Bokwa: Last year we saw the Zumba craze take over gyms and community centers all over the country. This year another multicultural fitness infusion craze is hitting the scene, known as Bokwa. While it may require a bit of toughness, it is still a fun and fresh routine to try. What is it? Bokwa is a combination of boxing and South African war dancing that is said to be fun, effective and easy to learn. Classes are available throughout the country and you can find a class close to you, here.
Barre: Barre workouts allow you to embrace your inner ballerina. Using ballet inspired workouts, Barre routines help strengthen muscles, improve balance, increase flexibility and range of motion. Classes can be found throughout the country. Two local companies are www.barmethod.com and www.thedaileymethod.com.
Whether it be games like Blue Goji, fancy fighting with Bokwa or dancing through cardio with a Barre workout, these fun routines are sure to keep you interested and intrigued throughout your entire workout. Remember a healthy employee is a happy and efficient employee, so keep your workouts fresh and fun to prevent boring burnout and loss of interest. Keeping it interesting can aid in keeping you motivated all year round.
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