When it comes to the gym, I have an attention span of a four-year-old on red cordial. If I’m expected to achieve anything, then I’m going to need constant entertainment. So when I had the opportunity to try four new fitness trends in 90 minutes, I was SOLD.
The good news: I found four great new workouts to tell you about.
The bad news: my legs are so sore, I’m walking up stairs like a newborn horse. Worth it.
New fitness trend 1: NETFIT
Netball players, this one is for you. NETFIT is a new program dreamt up by former pro-netballer Sarah Wall. She’s one of those super-fit bouncy people you want to be more like, because it looks like fun to have that much energy. Anyway. The high-energy program combines fast-paced netball drills (but better than the ones you did in primary school) with strength and power exercises, all performed to pumping music.
NETFIT classes usually last for about 45 minutes (in which you’ll sweat so much you’ll look like a sultana afterwards), and they regularly hold various events like a Mass Neon NETFIT class – which is about 500 netballers in neon gymwear working out and having a ball (geddit? Ball? Ahem..). Check out their website for details, and consider dragging your social netball team up the ladder by improving your fitness together – www.netfitnetball.com.au
Watch: We try the Jungle Body, another emerging workout trend. (Post continues after video.)
New fitness trend 2: CorMax
Meghan Trainor is all about the bass, but this training is all about the core. Ugh, the core. Any time someone mentions a core workout, I think of situps and immediately want to throw myself off a cliff. But, hooray! This workout was much more exciting than situps. CorMax Fitness has developed an equipment range that is basically – this will sound weird – a bunch of different-shaped water bags. It’s hard to explain, but believe me… The workout is intense.
The circuit class had everything from AQA balls (like beach balls, but with various amounts of water in them) to hand weights (the size of handbags, also filled with water) to torpedoes and commanders (various sized logs, also filled with water… I think you get the idea).
The water sloshing around inside the equipment makes it harder to control, thus switching on your core stability. I had to hold one of the torpedoes above my head and walk across the room – I’ve never looked more uncoordinated in my life. But I guarantee you, it’s such a good workout for your core, you’ll feel it aching for days. And days. And days.