We've all seen it before. The new and cool workout classes or training programs that promise to be the brand new style of exercising everyone needs to do. New training styles that promise to transform your body faster than ever or as simplistically as possible. Year after year we see a new tread appear on the scene that the media raves about with a following that is fanatical in its beliefs.
One year it's all about the workout DVD's or the at home equipment that guarantees results with just five minutes a day. Another year its Cross Fit or the trendy fitness class everyone is doing. All which can produce results but can be extremely difficult to sustain consistency.
We have all seen the success stories that these fads can produce, thrown in our faces. What we never see are the thousands of people who purchased or joined these trends, who don't last long enough to see much results. This is due to the One Size Fits All method of training and the lack of a maintainable structure of training. Do they really expect someone is going to go their whole life watching DVD's to exercise? Most people will do it for short time then quit doing it once they lose their drive or stop seeing results.
That is why I believe the truest form of fitness is what you see in the gym. Exercises that incorporate sets, reps, and sometimes weight, as the best way to sustain a long term workout regimen. This style of training has been around since the beginning. When you speak to most people who have maintained a long term fitness routine they will tell you this is how they do it.