It is almost a month into 2023. At this time, it is possible that some of the purposes that were raised for the year have begun to get complicated and even the abandon oneself. Gyms usually receive each January around a 30% of extraordinary registrations but with the months, some of these highs do not last.
So that this does not happen, and physical exercise becomes an element present in the day to day There are different strategies that can be carried out. One of them, and one of the most effective, is to train accompanied. According to a recent study published by the sports app Strava, athletes who trained with a partner in 2022 did so for longer and went further. The company usually creates a duty or commitment and “forces” at the beginning not to fail the partner. Another strategy is to try a new sport, and in this case, 2023 is loaded with trends fitness They are made for all kinds of audiences. If we had to choose three disciplines that are very likely to be on everyone’s lips this year that we have just started, the paddle tennis, CrossFit and Fit Boxing They have all the ballots to succeed.
‘Surprise’ from paddle tennis to tennis
In 2015, 45.9% of people who did sports had rackets of tennis at home, compared to 31.2% with paddle tennis rackets; in 2022 they were already 32.8% tennis and 33.5% paddle tennis. These data, which emerge from a study presented by the Superior Sports Council in which the Sports Habits of the Spanish population in 2022 were analyzed, are a small sample of the boom that this sport has had in recent years.
After the pandemic, when only outdoor sports were allowed, paddle tennis became a good way to exercise y to relate with the others, for which he gained many followers. So, the number of federated in Spain It has been doubled since 2013, reaching 96,972 at the end of 2021, compared to the 43,312 in 2013, according to data from the Spanish Padel Federation (Rfep).
His character social (it must be practiced yes or yes with more people) and the proliferation of clues y practitioners It has made more and more people dare to hit the shovel. Today in Spain there are almost six million practitioners of paddle tennis, according to data from the International Padel Federation (FIP) and a growing interest in competitions such as the World Padel Tour.
CrossFit: getting strong beyond the weights
Another of the disciplines that will continue to grow in 2023 is CrossFit. Although technically it’s the name of a Commercial brand originally linked to the sports brand reeboks, is the popular name by which this increasingly widespread discipline is known. This training that combines cardiovascular and functional exercises, weightlifting and gymnastics has become one of the favorites for millions of people around the world, Spain being one of the three markets where the number of affiliated centers has grown the most in 2022, especially in urban environmentsbehind Brazil and the United States.
Although it is a discipline that can be very demandingCrossFit is a type of sport fit for all audiences. And it is not a saying. The lessonswhich are usually divided into a warm-up, a development phase of a skill or ‘skill’ and a ‘wod’ -acronym in English for ‘Workout Of the Day’-, are based on the practice of movements y activities that can perfectly adapt to different conditions, levels and intensities. Each one is their own ‘boss’ in this type of training and can demand more or less depending on their abilities.
Despite the fact that much has been said on social networks, harmful that it can be, this is not a true statement. And it is that with a good technique and one progression gradual increase in weights and intensity, the exercises are perfectly safe and beneficial for most athletes. In addition, it creates little sensation of monotony since every day the trainings are created from scratch and are almost never repeated.
Hitting to the beat of the music: ‘Fit Boxing’
The third of the bets of this 2023 is the ‘Fit Boxing’. This sport modality developed in the centers of the fitness chain Brooklyn Fitboxingis a perfect activity to download all the stress and the energy boxing in small groups of between 12 and 24 people without contact or danger of ending up with a black eye. The formula is simple but masterful: ’rounds’ of hitting the bag to the rhythm of the music alternate with functional exercises.
Rounds of combinations of 4 or 5 punches followed by rounds of abdominals, squats or jumping jacks are the formula of these centers to help burn fat and tone the body. To carry out this discipline it is not necessary to have previous experience in boxing or kickboxing since, in addition to a monitor, the classes are guided at all times by videos on the giant screens of each center so that everyone can easily learn the movements.
“Jab, Jab, Cross, Low Kick, Jab.” It seems like a puzzle but it could very well be a combination of blows from any kind of these centers. This refrain, which resonates in your head throughout the round, is the series of a ’round’ to which new blows are subsequently added until the final round in which all the blows are combined. In this way, each athlete can progress individually in the choreographies, but at the same time in a competition with the rest of the classmates, since in each class, lasting 47′, the bags are connected to sensors that collect data from precision, energy and force of the hit and at the end of the class a ranking appears on the screen. According to company data, in a single session you can burn up to 1.000kcal. In addition, athletes accumulate points with their activities and can choose which charity project to donate them to at the end of the year.