6 unusual types of fitness: Jukari Fit to Fly, Callanetics, Antigravity AIRBarre …
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Those who are tired of bodybuilding squats and sophisticated types of slats, the fitness market is ready to offer programs with which to miss and rest will not have to.
Fitness includes three categories of participants: those who like to move, who want to correct or transform the figure and … “adrenaline-gourmets”. For the latter, an inventive human mind has already invented a whole range of fitness programs that will surprise the most fastidious seeker of unusual sensations in an ordinary gym and beyond.
1. Jukari Fit to Fly
This innovation of the fitness universe arose in 2008 as a result of an unusual collaboration: the Reebok brand and Cirque du Soleil. The program was focused on women from the very beginning. In the year of entering the world market, its top model was the top model Bar Rafaeli.
Jukari Fit to Fly is a set of workouts with the installation of FlySet, approximated in form and functionality to the circus trapezoid and can withstand weight up to 150 kg. The complex includes both traditional exercises for classical fitness and the simplest acrobatic stunts. Before its creation, a special study was conducted, which showed that the desire of women to work out in the gym fell due to the fact that the training began to seem monotonous and boring. It is not surprising that the alternative of artistic fitness to the music of the Cirque du Soleil show attracted a huge number of participants around the world, largely repeating the success of training programs with the steppe.
Electromyostimulation (EMC) is a high-tech area of regenerative medicine. One 17-minute EMS-training in its effect is equal to three trips to a regular gym for one and a half hours each.
The human body is essentially an electrical device. Our brain controls contraction (tension) and muscle relaxation through impulses, and the Miha Bodytec machine generates exactly the same impulses that, through the special electrode vest, belt and soft cuffs on the arms and legs tightly attached to the body, cause the muscles to work (contract and relax). and very intense – dozens of cycles per second! The person at the same time performs simple exercises, creating the maximum possible static stress.
3. Stroller Fitness
An ideal fitness option for busy young mothers is a postnatal workout with a stroller. In this embodiment, you can enjoy your favorite open-space jogging and strength training, without being separated from your baby (it is assumed that the child sits obediently in a wheelchair and enjoys the fresh air with you).
As you probably guessed, the stroller is used in the Stroller Fitness instead of the entire arsenal of gymnastics shells, although nobody forbids taking a jump rope or a bodibar: another thing is that even running with a stroller during the postnatal period is an unpredictable effect and requires a prior preliminary consultation with a doctor.
However, if you and your baby decided on active everyday life, we advise you to look after a special stroller for fitness classes: fortunately, today brands offer a wide selection of strollers for those who like Stroller Fitness and sports maternity in its initial stages.
4. Body Ballet
Classical choreography is the basis and a good foundation for the study of any dance styles. A specific feature of practicing ballet choreography is the slow progressive involvement in the physical load of all the muscles of the body. This leads to improved posture and coordination, harmonization of the work of the whole organism.
Body Ballet has established itself as an effective set of exercises aimed at strengthening all superficial and deep muscles, improving posture, developing flexibility and strength, creating inner peace and balance. One more obvious advantage: to feel a little bit, but a ballerina, and to learn many ballet positions and even simple, but graceful steps – isn’t this a great distraction from the gym dumbbell routine?
This extraordinary complex of gymnastic exercises was developed by American Callan Pinkney in the second half of the 70s. She managed to become a guru in almost everything related to the most diverse forms of dance and body movement in general. For 11 years, Callan traveled the whole world, and after returning from a trip that had a negative impact on her health, she discovered that she could no longer play sports as intensely as before. But Callan was unstoppable: the Callanetics exercise complex was born.
The main point on which the program is based is rhythmic micromotions in combination with specially designed body positions in space. True, holding the required one and a half minutes for Callanetics’s poses will be quite difficult for the unprepared: in this program, your body will be in constant tension and almost imperceptible movement. However, its obvious advantage is a rich variety of exercises, and a word about efficiency: such intense muscular treatment is equivalent to 7 hours of shaping and 24 hours of aerobics. For people with chronic illnesses, it would not be superfluous to consult with your doctor before deciding to attend the program regularly. Callanetics has a number of contraindications and limitations: from asthma to varicose veins.
6. Antigravity AIRBarre
Antigravity is a whole complex of fitness programs that organically combine the elements of acrobatics, yoga and ballet barre. His horse is the use of a hammock as the main equipment. True, to relax in it does not work, but to pump the muscles of the body – very much so.
AIRBarre, the newest and most beautiful of Antigravity programs, is the harmony of dance and fitness, a combination of dance movements and functional training. Exercises, as well as their names, are borrowed from classical ballet, and the hammock, which is customary for such training, plays the role of a ballet machine.
Antigravity AIRBarre develops balance, coordination and gives the body a beautiful shape thanks to the stretching muscles and keeping them in good shape throughout the workout exercises. Unlike many other dance programs, this direction is accessible to everyone, regardless of whether he had a dance past or not.