SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Athletic Clubs (WAC), operator of private luxury athletic clubs and sports resorts in California, reveals the latest top nutrition and fitness trends on the radar this year. From Paleo diets and coconut oil to workouts of crossfit games, SURFSET® and Flirty Girl, WAC spotlights some of the best, most progressive new ways to get in prime beach-worthy shape this spring.
TOP 10 NUTRITION TRENDS OF 2013
1. The Paleo Diet, essentially eating only what people did in Paleolithic times, includes a whole-food diet of fruits and vegetables, animal proteins and nuts and seeds. No processed foods, dairy or gluten.
2. Hunting/Foraging is for those who want to know exactly where their food comes from (the farm, soil, etc.). Hunting and foraging one's own food definitely encourages proactive eating.
3. Acidic/Alkaline nutrition focuses on opting for a diet, far less acidic than some believe to be healthy, and maintaining a neutral level of 7.4. Increasing vegetable intake and decreasing processed sugars are beginning steps.
4. Coconut Oil emphasis is based on the fact that coconut oil is made of medium chain triglycerides, so it bypasses a lengthy breakdown process (most fats are long chain fats/go through a lengthy process with our lymphatic system).
5. Coconut Water is unlike coconut milk or oil and it has no fat, few calories and is very high in potassium. Many are using this as a replacement for an energy drink (fruits and vegetables are a great source of potassium).
6. Low Inflammatory Diet eliminates foods that can cause inflammation of the body, affect weight, joint pain, hormones, digestion and autoimmune issues. It teaches people to be very aware of how certain foods affect them.
7. Grass-fed beef—the trend focuses on cows that are 100% grass fed (no corn). The meat is lower in total fat and has a high Omega 3 profile.
8. Eating right for your digestion. For those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), due to bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine that lives off of sugar. This diet decreases one's fructose content to decrease bacteria.
9. Low Fructose diet is popular with those combating weight gain, diabetes, inflammation and more. Eliminating high fructose corn syrup/processed foods are heavily emphasized.
10. Gluten-Free diet eliminates gluten that's found in wheat, barley and rye. Individuals with the autoimmune disease Celiac are allergic to this protein. Gluten is also associated with inflammation, poor digestion and weight gain. Those on the diet avoid all processed baked goods, snacks and sweets and more.
TOP 10 FITNESS TRENDS OF 2013
1. SURFSET® is a surf-inspired training on surfboards that's all about getting away from the traditional static workout and challenging the body in new ways. It engages one's core and stabilizer muscles. Popular among celebrities such as Mark Cuban, Brandi Glanville and Ashley Greene.
2. P90X video workouts are based on the P90XR 90-day home fitness system, created by trainer Tony Horton. Includes 12 intense workouts that use resistance and body-weight training, cardio, plyometrics, ab work, martial arts and yoga—along with a nutrition plan, fitness guide and workout calendar.
3. Crossfit/crossfit games focus is to push people past their limits with a 10 INSANITY workout DVD program with plyometric drills, on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab and core training moves.
4. TRX and RIP Trainer is a program born of the Navy SEALs. The Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously; requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer portable performance tool that leverages gravity and the user's body weight to complete 100's of exercises.
5. VIPR Fit Training Tool. ViPR, which stands for vitality, performance and reconditioning, combines three modalities in the program and uses a versatile training tool made of rubber, incorporating multi-dimensional movement.
6. Small Group Training -Training from 3-10 people. Boot camp-type classes that can be done indoors or outdoors. Allows trainers to be creative, more accountability and have more camaraderie.
7. Bollywood is a dance based on the moves used in Hindi Film. Energetic and varied, Bollywood dancing is set to great music and is easy to follow.
8. GRIT is a high-intensity, 30-minute workout that combines weightlifting, running, plyometrics muscular endurance and power for those who want to be pushed to the limits.
9. SOfree is a fitness format Lillian So choreographed that gives one the sensation of letting go and liberating oneself through barefoot cardio and total body conditioning. Incorporates fun music and a DJ sometimes.
10. Flirty Girl fitness is about creating fit, fabulous bodies in a fun, flirty way. It brings out one's sexy inner Beyonce, Madonna and Pussycat Doll with a variety of dance, strength and cardio moves.
For more information on top nutrition and fitness trends and to schedule a complimentary 1-hour wellness consultation with the purchase of a club membership, contact Western Athletic Clubs today at www.westernathleticclubs.com/consult.
About Western Athletic Clubs
Founded in 1977, Western Athletic Clubs (WAC) is the owner and operator of 11 private health, fitness, athletic, sports, and lifestyle resorts on the West Coast. Featuring six regional campuses, WAC provides club members with the finest quality sports. For 35years, WAC has maintained the highest standards of professional service, earning a reputation as one of the leading private club companies in the United States. The company employs approximately 2,000 people and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information on WAC, its clubs or services, visit: www.westernathleticclubs.com.
Anni Appel Sr. Vice President of Marketing 415.901.9220
Western Athletic Clubs
San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES
Anni Appel Sr. Vice President of Marketing 415.901.9220