I am asked this question over and over again.
Yes it is very confusing, every time you open a magazine or newspaper there is a new form of exercise, then you think to yourself, finally I found the holly grail of fitness.
In reality I can tell you that it doesn’t work like that.
At the end of the day exercise is just EXERCISE. I personally remove all those marketing labels. I think the most important thing is to design a class towards your client’s needs, personality, lifestyle and the most important thing is what is going to motivate the client to keep exercising for hours and hours, year after year.
So the most important thing here is consitancy, determination and simplicity.
The moment that you find yourself confused, your determination goes out the window.
Yes there are great things about every school of exercise. Yoga is great, but it has its downfalls, like anything it is not perfect. Yes Crossfit is cool but it is not perfect.
Another aspect to explore here is periodization. I know it is a strange word. It means that your workouts should be changing on a frequent and regular basis , I would say every 48 hours.
In another words, if you go to a yoga class and after 2 days you attend the same yoga class with the same routine you will jeopardise your results, you will over exercise some muscles that need recovery. The result will be minimal, and after 3 or 4 classes of the same routine your determination will be out of the window, then you will bored and stop training. I have seen it over and over again.
Think like this , if everyone that goes to a gym were getting the results they want to they would all look like models.
Exercise is something that needs to performed under the guidance of an experienced trainer that creates unique and new exercises for you, so your determination is always fresh and at its peak. Exercise is something that must be prescribed .
I hope that I answered your question. There is not a perfect school of exercise, the secret here is to spice up your routine and be under the guidance of an experienced trainer.
For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my books The Rawfit Diet and The Rawfit Diet Cookbook and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au