2012 Fitness Trend: Strength Training
Strength training is no longer the realm of muscle-bound jocks. Everyone is getting into strength training and resistance training, even stay-at-home moms, as they realize that strength training builds bone density and tones muscle.
Specialty Fitness has recently partnered with Vectra Fitness to provide customers with the Body ResiStability machines, a machine that utilizes body weight and gravity to provide a wide variety of strength training exercises. This new patent-pending machine helps fitness buffs to strength train, increase joint stability, and reduce the risk of exercise-induced injury all at once.
2012 Fitness Trend: Age-Appropriate Exercise
Another trend that Specialty Fitness can help resolution-makers support is the creation of an age-appropriate exercise programs.
Between concerns about childhood obesity and the increasing awareness amongst senior citizens for the need to stay healthy, fitness equipment is no longer just for a certain age demographic. The new and used gym equipment provided by Specialty Fitness can be utilized by the young and the old to tailor a fitness program appropriate to their age. For examples of available equipment, visit SpecialtyFitness.com.
2012 Fitness Trend: Core Training
The term “core training” became popular a few years ago as various exercise philosophies, such as Pilates and yoga, suggested that a fit “core” -- muscles of the abdomen and lower back – made for a fit rest of the body. Core training is another category where the Vectra Fitness Body ResiStability excels.
2012 Fitness Trend: Functional Fitness
“Functional fitness” refers to specific exercises designed to improve balance and prevent injury in daily life. For example, anyone who's ever strained a back muscle by lifting a box of paper at the office or wrenched a shoulder carrying a heavy piece of luggage has learned the hard way that weakened muscles increase the likelihood of injury in daily life.
Functional fitness emphasizes exercises that tone the muscles everyone uses in daily life. A bent-over row, for instance, is a great way to strengthen the same muscles people use when they pick up heavy luggage.
More information about the exercise machines and other workout equipment provided by Specialty Fitness can be found on the company's website at www.SpecialtyFitness.com.
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Specialty Fitness has the largest top quality fitness equipment showrooms in Southern California. Clubs, professionals and health enthusiasts alike benefit from their knowledge and assistance in home gym equipment and commercial exercise machines. Get a feel for the expertise and involvement this team has to offer your fitness goals at www.specialtyfitness.com.