alibi online
2017 Best of Burque Music2017 Best of BurqueFree Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 

lifestyle


V.26 No.4 | 01/26/2017

News

Workout Trends 101

For Trendy Gym Rats and Cutting Edge Couch Potatoes

The New Year is known for two things: predictions and resolutions.

Predictions, as in, “The hot trend this year will be purple-sequined zebra print. You’ll see it EVERYWHERE.” And resolutions as in, “THIS is the year I’m gonna work out regularly! I’m losing 20 pounds if it kills me!” Put these two together and you'll be working out in a purple-sequined zebra print ... What a mental picture.

Fortunately, purple sequined zebra print is not on the fashion radar for 2017, but fitness is virtually always a resolution. And just like jelly bracelets and neon colors in the '80s, grunge and “The Rachel” cut in the '90s and some of the styles predicted to rock our closets in 2017 (all shades of pink, a resurgence of platform shoes, and “vacation-style prints”) there are trends in fitness, too. Think Thighmaster, Jazzercise, Zumba.

The American College of Sports Medicine has released its annual list of the New Year’s top fitness trends. Here’s what’s hot for 2017.

1. Wearable Technology

This is number one for the second year in a row. Whether you’re working out on your own while wearing a Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, or Apple Watch, or hitting a gym like Orangetheory Fitness that issues a special heart rate monitor to members, chances are you’ll be wearing some sort of device to track every heartbeat, mile, and calorie burned.

“We use technology to help people train through their workout zones and reach their target heart rate,” says Orangetheory coach Colton Gibney. “It helps people stay motivated, because you have the stats to know you can push yourself a little more.”

But he cautions against getting too dependent on your device.

“Sometimes, instead of using it as a training tool to learn your body and how things should feel, people get fixated on numbers. It can get a little obsessive,” Gibney says.

2. Body Weight Training

This was the number one trend in 2015 and was number two last year as well. Push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, squats–you can do these anywhere. No time for the gym today? “Stand up and sit down 10 times from your work chair and you just did a set of squats,” says Gibney. It also helps you focus on that 2pm meeting with the boss.

3. HIIT -- High Intensity Interval Training

Number one on the list in 2014, HIIT is still super popular, rounding out the top three. This concept is what a lot of gyms like Orangetheory Fitness are based on, because it works.

“A lot of people are on the go. That’s what makes HIIT great—you don’t have to spend as long training because you’re hitting it harder for a shorter time,” says Gibney. “We’re taking you up into a push zone or all-out–that’s taking you into a HIIT zone, spiking your heart rate, then back to your recovery zone.”

Along with the top three fitness trends for the New Year, there are some other notable fitness processes that made the list.

Group Training

On the list for the first time, Group Training makes a strong showing at number six. It's high-energy exercise, motivation, a social outlet, and support group all in one (and who doesn’t need that?)

“You’re with a group of people experiencing the same thing and when you see they’re not giving up it lets you know that you can keep going, that you can do it,” Gibney says.

It also ups the fun factor. “You make new friendships you may never have made otherwise,” he adds. “They’re your fitness buddies now. It helps with accountability.”

Fitness programs for older adults

Chances are, you’re noticing more, shall we say, “distinguished” folks at the gym. The older population is working out more often, and for good reason. They’re building strength, coordination, and balance for their golden years.

“Low-impact exercise with good resistance training helps keep those bones nice and strong, and increases cardiovascular and cognitive function as well,” says Gibney.

And don’t kid yourself. Some of those people can outpace fit Millenials.

“We’ve got a member who has had a double hip replacement and has taken almost 300 classes,” says Gibney. “There is an 82-year-old woman who works out with us who has eight children and 12 grandchildren. We ensure that everyone works out within their own means.”

Whether you hit the gym or exercise at home, you can try some of these trends to stay motivated. And the best part–you never have to wear purple sequined zebra print workout clothes. Unless of course, you’re into that.

V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016
J. Chavez at Wolf Creek
Renee Chavez

Winter Guide

Winter is Coming

Pray to the old gods and the new for snow

We have winter weather conditions, costs, travel time and gear.
V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

The Daily Word in Crime, Animals and Global Warming

The Daily Word

Step one to dealing with a smart phone when you have ADHD: Turn your notifications off.

“I like him!” Paul Ryan says smiling while submerging himself in a tank of bleach.

Um, Loretta Lynch for president, PLEASE!

These pups can bring world peace.

What is the most watched television show in New Mexico? Have you ever heard of it?

Instead of stopping our use of fossil fuels, let's give cows oregano to combat global warming.

For-Profit schools are watching this closely (unless they're swimming in a pool of money).

Police are on the lookout for a man who may be connected to a double homicide that happened on Tuesday.

The horrible nitwit George Zimmerman tried to auction off the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin.

V.24 No.40 | 10/01/2015
Tall Tumbleweed Vintage

Event Horizon

Shop and Sip

Moonstone Sunday: A Curated Lifestyle Pop Up Shop

Each month various local small businesses, primarily lead by women, set up shop selling anything from terrariums and '60s dresses to the perfect red lipstick.
V.21 No.36 | 9/6/2012

news

The Daily Word in Martinez at the RNC, onion nuggets and megalopolises

The Daily Word

Hurricane Isaac is grows weaker and heads inland, leaving a soggy mess in its wake.

Someone was keeping a military-grade rocket launcher in a Los Lunas storage unit.

The full text of Gov. Susana Martinez’ speech at the convention last night.

Theft is a big problem at UNM.

100-year-old driver injures kids in L.A.

Do vegetarians and vegans think they’re better than you?

McDonald’s archivist—yes, that’s a real job—says before chicken nuggets, there were onion nuggets.

23 musicians share their paintings. (Results are marginally better than when famous actors record albums.)

Speaking of, here’s cell-phone video of Johnny Depp playing guitar at the Lone Ranger wrap party.

Awkward political candidates: How do they happen?

China’s megalopolises are not fun to inhabit.

Space telescope spots millions of supermassive black holes.

How to listen.

Subscribe to this service and get boxes full of things.

V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: UNMH growers’ market, restaurant news

[ Sun Aug 28 2011 2:00 PM ]

Locovore: UNM hospital growers’ market is a fresh idea in “health care”

Mina's Dish: Duke City restaurant news

V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
Spezzatino:   braised beef brisket on seared polenta cubes
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: Torino’s @ Home, Chow’s invade Nob Hill

[ Sun Aug 21 2011 10:00 AM ]

Locovore: A flawless meal @ Torino’s @ Home

Mina's Dish: Chow’s dynasty takes root in Nob Hill

V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
Cuba’s Caleb Linville is a young seller at the market.
Courtesy of the Cuba Farmers’ Market

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: Cuba Farmer’s Market, NM-style baklava

[ Sun Aug 14 2011 8:00 AM ]

Locovore: Tips for conquering the Cuba Farmer’s Market

Mina's Dish: Baklava goes New Mexican

V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
A fresh-picked salad flanks a pizza made with local blue corn meal.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: whole grain recipe, Golden Crown Panaderia

[ Sun Jul 17 2011 10:00 AM ]

Mina's Dish: Going with the grain

Locovore: Golden Crown Panadería does green to a perfect golden brown

V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Food

This Week's Food & Dining: Two farmer’s market options for your weekend, smart garden growing at The Urban Store

[ Fri Jul 1 2011 5:00 PM ]

Locovore: Market Report: Early birds and late-bloomers in the North Valley. Alibi Food critic Ari LeVaux gives the scoop on farmers markets in Los Ranchos and Corrales.

Mina's Dish: Green living sprouts up from the concrete at The Urban Store. Kathy Isaacson and Chuck Alex’s Urban Store lives by the mantra “grow, eat, return”—and so can you.

Today's Events

Wild About Smiles at Pima Medical Institute

image

Schedule an appointment for dental sealants, fluoride treatments, oral hygiene instruction and visits from the Tooth Fairy for children ages 6-14.

Monday Night Film Club at Tractor Brewing Wells Park

Desdemona • folk at Blue Grasshopper Brew Pub Taproom

More Recommended Events ››
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    Kombat Kitty @ Stoneface
    Kombat Kitty @ Stoneface3.4.2017