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Top fitness trends of 2011

August 29th, 2011

Each year it seems that the health and fitness industry receives an overwhelming influx of new fitness trends, pieces of equipment and styles of thinking. It can be hard to weed through the avenues and exercises that actually work and are here to stay, from those that are going to end up on an infomercial and sold at some kiosk in the mall.

Well, for those of you wondering just what are 2011s top fitness trends according to fitness industry leaders, look no further than here!

Jessica Belasco, blogger for discloses the findings from IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s Fitness Program and Equipment Trends Report in her blog “Boomers influence fitness trends.” The report, whose findings come from a survey sent out to top fitness program directors and facility managers, gets the scoop on what’s making waves in the health and fitness world.

According to the report, the top five programming trends in 2011 are balance training, functional resistance training, mind-body programs (i.e. yoga and tai chi), body-weight leverage training and personal training shared by two clients.

The underlying theme of “functional training” that guides these top five trends reflects the needs of baby boomers who are looking to improve their quality of life, reduce injuries and stay active as they age, says IDEA’s Executive Director Kathie Davis.

And as for 2011s top fitness equipment, body-weight leverage equipment, like the TRX suspension trainers, foam rollers, kettlebells and stability balls were among the top five.

What’s the best thing about this report? Our Hyper Wear products can be used in each and every top five programming trend. The SandBell, SteelBell (medicine balls, dumbbells) and Hyper Vest PRO (weighted vest( have shown to be successfully incorporated into nearly every type of workout. Wear the PRO vest while doing yoga, running, resistance training, etc., and use the SandBells or SteelBells in place of traditional weights to make your workouts even MORE challenging, dynamic and safe.

Our prediction for 2012 and beyond is that HyperWear is here to stay. No matter what fads and trends come and go, your can rest assured that using and abusing our products will get and keep you fit, no matter what fitness ideology you’re following at the moment.

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