The new millennium has opened up with a crop of younger and more eager fitness enthusiasts, embracing the more traditional sports such as running and boxing, to more eclectic and integrated systems. Bigger fitness clubs, Aero Kick Boxing, the patented Hip Hop Abs as well as a plethora of “calorie burning” equipment sold on home TV shopping - yes, buy now and get 999 off, plus a free diet book - all seem to compete for our attention.
Right now however, save a few new additions to the norm, Individuals desire a leaner and more agile physique, and are more conscious of the overall benefits of exercise than mere aesthetics. Personalized approaches to health goals abound, resulting to the mainstreaming of boxing and mixed martial arts and the increasing popularity of team sports such as Ultimate Frisbee and even soccer’s re-entry to the foray of popular sports. Some of you may have heard of Arenaball Philippines, or the only SEC-registered tackle American Football club in the country. Running’s resurgence has been complimented by specialized training offered by acclaimed athlete and coach Rio Dela Cruz. You can say that competitive sports in the country has garnered quite a following from these examples. As for DVD/home training, Tony Horton’s P90X system will get you into the zone with his “Bring It!” maxim factor.
A couple of new approaches to total fitness have emerged. In the field of dance and body weight training, there is the “TRX Suspension Training”, a novel yet extremely practical complete strengthening experience.
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