Time-pressed fitness fans seeking short, focused workouts are flocking to boutique studios specializing in everything from indoor cycling to boot camp, and the no-frills gyms that burgeoned during the financial recession are still thriving in the recovery. Cedric X. Bryant, chief science officer with the American Council on Exercise, believes fitness has taken a minimalist turn that encourages smaller venues. “From a training perspective, we’re going back to basics, away from more complex equipment,” he said. “The simpler exercise approaches of popular trends like boot camp and CrossFit and p90X3 review High Intensity Interval Training require less space and less sophisticated equipment.” All of which, Bryant said, lends itself to economically sized, and priced, gyms.
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New apps, digital fitness devices keep track of your workout
The app also helps you figure out conditions that affect your workout, and the scoring system can be motivating. (Pumatrac) By Roy Wallack Gear March 14, 2014, 3:30 p.m. A tidal wave of apps and digital fitness products loaded with practical data and often inexpensive (or even free) is making tech-free running a thing of the past. A survey from Freescale Semiconductor , the chip supplier behind Fitbit and other wearable devices, found that 88% of runners training for marathons used wearable technology.
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