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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ASICS FUZEX RUSH; NEW BALANCE VAZEE AGILITY V2; ADIDAS PURE BOOST X; UNDER ARMOUR CHARGED 2.0; NIKE FREE RN DISTANCE; PUMA FIERCE LOW LACE
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), CrossFit, and Boot Camps have become some of the most popular workouts, providing maximal results in minimal time, and proven to offer continual calorie and fat burning benefits even after the workout is done. Based on the concept of interval training, periods of highly strenuous activity are alternated with easier recovery periods. The cardiovascular benefits are the heart rate is kept high as the body stays in motion, rotating exercises and targeting different muscle groups throughout the workout.
Classes at favorite studios like Barry’s Bootcamp, Orange Theory and others we reviewed in the 31 Days of Fitness, combine treadmill and rowing intervals with explosive plyometric and power moves, multi-directional floorwork, and weight bearing exercises. They require a lightweight shoe that offers the agility and support of a training shoe with the cushioning and traction of a running shoe.
Here are 6 versatile hybrids, for men and women, we think hit the mark for all your training needs — ready to take on any workout with style!
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ASICS FUZEX RUSH $100. For both men and women, the new fuzeX Rush is a lightweight and flexible performance running shoe. It features Asic’s fuzeGEL™ technology, providing responsive cushioning from heel to toe, for any type of impact, on a range of training and running surfaces.