Exercise is an essential habit to a healthy lifestyle, but let’s face it – the same old routine can get pretty boring. If you’re tired of going to the gym and jogging on the treadmill, it’s time to try one of these fun new fitness trends. You’ll fall back in love with working out in no time.
Exercise shouldn’t be a snore. Switch things up and try one of these routines:
- Switch Playground
According to Self magazine, you’ll probably use more machines in a one-hour session of Switch Playground than you’ve ever used before in your lifetime. You move through 20 different stations, rotating through two different exercises at 30-second intervals. What’s best? The classes are created every day, with a fresh variety of physical activity so you never have to worry about repeating a workout.
- Boss Chick Workout
This women-only workout class gives dancing your butt off a whole new meaning. Created by classically trained professional dancer Simone Sobers, this fitness routine combine hip-hop, dance hall and afrobeat to give you the “twerkout” you were craving.
Boss Chick Workout takes dancing your butt off to a whole new level.
- Physique 57
If you’re a fan of interval training, this is the workout class for you, according to Physique 57 founder Tanya Becker.
“Cardio, strength-training, and stretching combined with our formula of interval overload creates long, lean supple muscles in the shortest period of time,” she told InStyle magazine.
This regimen targets certain muscle groups to the point of (healthy) aching, producing visible results almost instantly.
4. Flex Pilates
Another upbeat dance-inspired fitness class, this exercise combines Pilates with strength training and is powered by high energy music. Don’t let its looks fool you, however – while the motions come off as graceful, your muscles will be aching by the end of a session. Your core, arms and legs will surely feel the burn after Flex Pilates.
Are you passionate about fitness and music? Then Pound is the class for you. According to Shape magazine, this class uses Ripstix, which are lightly weighted “drumsticks”, to guide you through a full-body cardio workout. You’ll air drum your way through Pilates, isometric movements and plyometrics moves, which allows you to burn nearly 900 calories in one 45-minute session!
“Ropes Gone Wild improves coordination.”
- Ropes Gone Wild
Have you ever considered using weighted ropes to get fit? If you attend a Ropes Gone Wild class, you’ll understand the fitness hype. Essentially, you use your arms to create a wave-like pattern of the ropes, which ends up working nearly every muscle in your body. This highly effective workout improves coordination and increases metabolic endurance while allowing you to reap all of the cardiovascular benefits.
Much like you work your legs and core in a spin class, rowing uses the same idea of isolated exercise but allows you to focus on upper body strength instead. Helaine Knapp, founder and CEO of CityRow, told Shape that it’s a beneficial regimen that works for everyone.
“Rowing is high intensity yet low impact, so it’s safe and smart for your body,” she said. “Plus, anyone can do it – people are surprised at how quickly they get in the groove in their first class.”
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