WORKOUT TREND: TREADMILL TRAINING
Look for this fast-paced group-workout class in gyms like Equinox, Toronto’s Track Fitness and, if you’re in the U.S., Barry’s Bootcamp.
Treadmill training keeps you engaged. After a 45-minute adrenalin-pumping combo of running, intervals (bursts of speed) and strength training (off the treadmill), you’ll wonder how you ever survived those sleepy 30-minute jogs. It’s social. “Group training increases energy and boosts motivation,” says Larry Track of Toronto’s Track Fitness. It gets the heart pumping... for hours. Studies have shown that it takes longer for the body to recover after intervals and strength training, which means you’ll continue to burn calories throughout the day. It will make you harder, better,
faster, stronger. Most runners neglect strength training, which can lead to injuries, says Debora Warner of the Mile High Run Club in New York. Incorporating squats, kettle-bell training and other muscle work improves balance and stability. The more stable your joints are, the faster and more powerful your pace will be.