6 Moves of the Moment
We've traversed the globe to bring you the year's top trending exercises that get results.
Monday, February 25, 2013 | Liz Miersch
Much like fashion, food and twitter topics, fitness moves trend. And we’re not talking boxing versus ballet barre workouts or TRX versus dumbbells, but rather actual exercises done in classes across the group fitness schedule and in training sessions club-wide. Why? Because they get results.
Often it’s Equinox’s senior national creative manager for group fitness Lisa Wheeler who sets them since she presents and observes at fitness conferences all over the world. "Each year there are movements and exercises that gain traction, and it's amazing to see the minor tweaks and variations created by some of my colleagues from London to Russia to Mexico City," says Wheeler. "This year, the overarching biggest global trend is definitely body weight training, and Equinox has been driving it for the past few years."
Click through the slideshow above for the six moves you’re most likely to see in the club now, modeled by New York City-based trainer Katherine Roberts-Hill. Perform each exercise for 30-45 seconds, then repeat the circuit 3 times. Different bodies will fatigue at different rates, so write down the number of reps you’ve completed after each set. Since the workout is equipment-free and uses only your own body weight, you’ll measure your progress — and keep yourself from hitting a plateau — by tracking the numbers of reps completed in the time allowed and of course the quality of the movement.
Bring the moves with you. Download pdf instructions.
Photography by Mike Rosenthal; Photo Direction: Ashley Martin; Stylist: Chrissy Lloyd; Hair & Makeup: Danielle Cirilli