Caveman style workouts are getting trendy.
Paleo fitness is catching on and people are getting in touch with their inner caveman.
Rather than working up a sweat on fancy machines, disciples of the movement take to nature and lift tree trunks and rocks.
Even though there are no life-threatening animals to run from or shelters to build participants engage in real-life physical challenges that come about in the great outdoors.
Rather than plodding through the repetitive motions required in many fitness plans, the paleo approach encourages movements that result in the body performing synergistically.
The founder of one paleo program said of the benefits, “The more varied the movements, the better for health, fitness and resiliency.”
Shape magazine named it one of their 13 trends to watch in 2013. They also mention that it’s a big calorie burner.
Companies offering the nature-based workouts are popping up in lots of places, and even a few of the big chain gyms are developing their own versions.
Other workouts catching on big are anti-aging focused fitness, Internet and Skype powered classes, and fitness-themed birthday and bachelorette parties.