It’s tempting to settle into living room DVD hibernation mode, no matter how much I remind myself about the benefits of exercising outside . Naturally, aside from a warm pair of gloves, it takes some pretty motivating music to get me out the door — and maybe a little delusional dreaming visualization that I’m actually somewhere warm. So pop in some earbuds and listen to these warm tunes. Maybe, just maybe, we can will the cold away.
Cyrus’ observation are supported by a recent survey by the American College of Sports max workouts blog Medicine, which predicted High Intensity Interval Training and bodyweight training will be the top two fitness trends of 2014. “It appears that people are going back to basics,” said Dr. Walter Thompson of ASCM, which has conducted the survey since 2008. He said HIIT, which involves short bursts of activity followed by a short rest or recovery, jumped to the top of the list in its first appearance in the poll about fitness trends, which was completed by 3,815 health and fitness professionals worldwide.
From there, she began as a regular trainer at the Fairfield YMCA, then later the Greenwich Y. “I worked at the Greenwich Y for years, and then I decided to go off on my own and just do home clients and be a personal trainer,” she said. This, in turn, led her to team up with Darien chiropractor Greg Birsky for a seven-year stint. “He would refer me patients that needed to increase their overall fitness,” Mullen said, “so my business kind of transformed.” During this time she learned a new value and respect for exercise and training. In some cases, by working with Mullen on improving their fitness, many of Birsky’s referrals who had received injuries were able to improve and recover without surgeries of extensive rehabilitation.