Boxing is the most popular workout in Washington according to Google data
New research has discovered the most popular workouts in Washington, with Boxing taking the top spot. Online fitness resource Total Shape analyzed the number of average monthly Google searches in each state for different workouts, including terms such as ‘X classes’ and ‘X classes near me’. The search volume for each term combined with the fitness class were added together to discover the total average monthly searches in each state.
Both a strength training and cardio workout, boxing is a high-intensity sport that targets muscles from your quads and hamstrings in your lower body to your biceps and triceps in your upper body. It’s an excellent way to lose fat – you can burn up to 800 calories with an hour of boxing.
Not only does dancing have many physical benefits, such as weight loss, improved flexibility, and increased muscle strength and stamina, but it also contributes to your mental health by reducing stress, improving sleep, and helping with depression. Not to mention, there’s a wide variety of dancing styles you can participate in, from Zumba to Jazzercise – so there’s something suitable for everyone.
While Pilates is a full-body workout that focuses on strengthening and toning, the movements of this low-intensity exercise will target your core the most. Pilates doesn’t directly help with weight loss, but it does boost your body’s natural ability to burn fat by increasing your metabolism. As well as this, the benefits of the exercise on your core can result in better posture, thus relieving muscle tension.
Slow movements, meditation, and breathing techniques are the main elements of yoga that improve strength, balance, and flexibility. This low-intensity workout can help to reduce stress and improve blood flow, which as a result can help lower blood pressure; not to mention, it acts as a great cool down after an intense workout session to stretch your muscles.
Consisting of short bursts of intense exercise, HIIT workouts can achieve the same health benefits as moderate exercise in a shorter space of time. After completing a HIIT workout, your metabolism remains high, which in turn allows your body to keep burning calories for up to 16 hours after exercising. Not only does this form of exercise contribute to weight loss, but it also increases your strength and endurance and keeps your heart healthy.
On a national level, boxing takes the crown for the most popular workout across the U.S. with a total average monthly search volume of 402,077, as well as taking the top spot in 42 states. Pilates comes in second with 329,897 Google searches, followed by dance in third place with a total monthly search volume of 259,414.
A spokesperson from Total Shape has commented on the findings:
“Staying active is incredibly important for both our physical and mental health, but it can sometimes be a challenge to find workouts that you can enjoy. Fortunately, there are a variety of workouts, whether you wish to lose weight or build strength – so trying out the different types can help you to find the right one for your fitness goals.”
“It’s interesting to see the variety of workouts that take the top spots on a national level, with boxing being a high-intensity exercise as opposed to Pilates which is low-intensity – it goes to show how much fitness goals can vary and how different workouts can help you to achieve them.”
The study was conducted by Total Shape, a fitness resource site providing information about workouts, supplements, and fitness to help you reach your goals.
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