When in July 2017, Vogue magazine published Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik on the cover with the title, “Shop each other’s closet,” the couple was met with some criticism and called “gender-fluid”. A much better reception did National geographic receive with their special edition called “Gender Revolution” with a transsexual nine-year-old on the cover. Gender neutral fashion-shows are growing bigger and ever more popular. The borders between men’s and women’s fashions are being erased, and I’m hoping so will men’s and women’s workouts. I would love to see transsexual workouts as normal as transsexual clothes.
As clothes become less and less gender-stereotyped, so will work outs. More men are doing yoga and Pilates, and more women are doing weight training, kettle-bell training, CrossFit and Animal Flows. I am looking forward to more understanding and appreciation between sexes as the stereotypes lessen. While it is true that men and female have different hormonal makeup, where it is really important is in the elite athletic arena where menstrual cycles have an impact on training and performance.
Here are my recommendations for some excellent Unisex Exercises:
- Side Planks
- Twisting crunches