Body Weight Training – What They Say
Guardian: The Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015: What’s Driving the Market claimed Body Weight training – using your own body weight as resistance to movement – has knocked high-intensity interval training off the No 1 spot (it dropped to second place) as the most popular form of exercise. It’s popular because it requires no gym membership and no costly gym equipment, and it gets results.
Health: According to an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) survey of more than 3,000 fitness professionals worldwide, body weight training is predicted to be the next big thing. “Expect to see it continue to expand in all movement experiences including both group and personal training,” says Carol Espel, Senior Director, Group Fitness and Pilates at Equinox. “Look for the comprehensive incorporation of gymnastics, adult jungle gyms, workout spaces that are uncluttered with weight machines and open for training, greater suspension training options, primal movements, and more programming that is less focused on standard weight lifting protocols.” In other words, those tried and true exercises that don’t require equipment—like lunges, squats, push-ups, and burpees—are here to stay, so embrace them.
Fitbie: 2014 has been the year of all things high intensity. And rightfully so, in our fast-paced culture of multitasking, HIIT workouts (high intensity interval training) enable fitness fiends to squeeze in that sweat sesh before a morning meeting and or your Sunday night date with The Newsroom. The big question: What will 2015 bring? Well, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released their annual survey of thousands of health and fitness professionals’ predictions for what’s next for fitness. The No. 1 trend for the coming year? Body weight training.
“It’s no surprise to see body weight training claiming the top spot this year,” said Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, lead author of the survey. “These kinds of exercises provide the benefit of requiring little to no equipment and are incorporated into many fitness programs that are currently popular.”
What We Say
The Rooboard was designed to enhance body weight training. It creates instability which forces the core muscles and stabiliser muscles to engage to maintain stability. This increases the intensity of the exercises and isolates the specific muscle groups we are working. The result is incredible balance, stability and strength gains in amazingly short workouts.
Best of all you can exercise almost anywhere. The Rooboard is the ultimate in body weight training equipment.