Women’s Magazines

Great Magazines for Women

For women, magazine trends are changing constantly whether it’s the newest weight loss regimen, hairstyle, type of food, etc. It happens yearly and even monthly at times, attracting many women to try all types of new merchandise or activities to better themselves if possible. At times, it can almost be dizzying how often things change, from what’s good to bad for you. It can also be a hassle if you’re a beginner and aren’t familiar with different parts of fitness. But, many of these trends can be useful and may push some to try new things and have new experiences. This can include traveling to places they never thought of, discovering foods that become their favorite or becoming more in shape and having a more positive outlook on things. Although magazines can put pressure on women at the same time, there are many positive advantages to the content they are advertising.

Fitness Trends

For one, fitness trends help to give the option for new researched exercise styles that may be better suited for women specifically to tone up, lose weight, and build muscle. Magazines such as Shape focus on fitness and eating well, showing women different methods and types of exercising that might be beneficial to them. Some of these current trends circulating these types of magazines are pound, animal flow, pole exercise, and zumba. Pound is a type of workout that incorporates lightweight drumsticks into cardio with different styles of music. It fuses a few different types of fitness like pilates and polymetrics. Animal flow, on the other hand, does not require any weights or props to do the complete workout. It focuses on using different primal, animal movement type exercises to create one circuit. Some of these exercises include crab walks, lizard crawls, etc. Pole exercise consists of the practice of pole dancing which works the core and upper body as well as toning up the rest of the body through concentrated movements.

 

A lot of these different kinds of workouts use music as a motivator and a guide, but Zumba acts as the forefront of this. Zumba is almost like a dance class in that they have a large group with a lead instructor teaching them different dance sequences. These sequences are specific to working out different parts of the body while making it a fun experience where you can almost forget you’re exercising. A plus of Zumba, and a few of the other types of workouts mentioned, is that they can also be found on DVD for those who don’t usually have the time to go to a gym. It can also be helpful for women who aren’t quite ready to face the gym, or are not comfortable enough yet. Many women don’t realize that there are nontraditional ways of getting the exercise that they need, ways that may be more exciting or stimulating than lifting weights at the gym or going through the same cycle every time. These magazines give women the opportunity to find these and are even given breakdowns if they are not familiar with the types of exercises.