The Weird Fitness Trends of 2014

If you cast your mind back to January, (if your memory can stretch that far back) you might remember we wrote about the new health and fitness trends of 2014. What we didn’t talk about then are the slightly weirder trends that, for reasons unknown, started trending this year. As we are nearing the end of 2014, we’ll take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the weirdest, most bizarre fitness trends that landed (from a planet far, far away?) this year.

Barefoot running

Need we say more? The idea behind this inspired idea is that shoes are the cause behind a lot of running injuries, so why not just take them off? This sounds like a great idea if you live next to a perfectly clean sandy beach, but most running paths aren’t exactly spotless. In fact they’re usually covered in sharp stones, broken glass and, well, let’s just say that they also double up as a canine lavatory.

 Prancercise

This may be our favourite on the list, and we’re secretly hoping it catches on. Prancercise involves prancing around like a horse… I promise we are not making this up. There’s a website, a book, a DVD, and you can even buy t-shirts. 2014 was the year of the horse according to the Chinese calendar, and Joanna Rohrback, owner and creator of Prancercise.

If you do just one thing today, watch her video below where she enthusiastically demonstrates the wonders of Prancercise.

 

Anti-gravity yoga

The brainchild of Christopher Harrison, co-founder of Cirque de Soleil, this does pretty much what it says on the tin. It involves practising yoga whilst hanging upside down. Apparently, hanging upside down refreshes the body systems, improves blood flow and stretches out the spine. We’re not so sure about it, but it’s been a big hit in the celebrity world, with converts such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Dan Brown and Pink.

 

So there you have it, just a selection of some of the weirdest fitness trends of 2014. If you’re looking to get fit and healthy, but you feel that Prancercise or any of these other work-outs just aren’t for you, then look no further. The Fresh Start Thailand Fitness Boot Camp offers a great range of activities to help you get fit and healthy. If you would like more information about our services, contact us today, and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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