It’s almost New Years, and we all know what that means… It’s time for New Years resolutions. In other words, it’s time to get that bikini body and shed that winter weight!
You are determined to get your butt back in shape, but you know you can’t get back into that on and off relationship with the gym. This year needs to be different. You need to find some sort of exercise routine that you enjoy. More importantly, you need to find something you can stick with.
Luckily for you, we know a few new exercise fads that everyone, including you, will be obsessed with this year!
Check out some of these fun fitness fads and get your beach bod back in shape!
SoulCycle is an indoor cycling class that gets you peddling with a purpose! This innovative exercise class combines classic cycling on a stationary bike with a bit of a dance routine.
The classes are held in a candlelit room and taught by a professional instructor. The walls are filled with banners of encouraging words, such as “Warrior” and Obsessed.”
The dance moves you will perform while cycling are simple yet effective in making you break a sweat. The moves vary from handle bar crunches to tap-backs (the act of thrusting your hips backward while riding out of the seat). In these classes, you will break a sweat, bust a move, and experience encouragement.
Get up and get moving because in a Zumba class, you will not be able to stand still. With the infectious energy of the music and the bustling movements of the crowd, you will not be able to resist the fun!
Zumba is a calorie-burning cardiovascular workout dance class that combines music, dance, and basic exercise techniques. You will be having so much fun that you will not even notice you’re getting a killer workout!
Not only will you get an amazing workout and have fun doing it, you will also see a progress in weight loss in less than a month!
Bend your body and be a base for baby goats to climb all over. Goat yoga is a new and growing trend. It is the practice of using real yoga techniques, but doing them in tandem with live goats.
During a goat yoga workout, your workout will mostly come from the contraction of your abdominal muscles due to the laughter you experience form interacting with the baby goats rather than actually working out. While it may not be the ideal workout for someone looking to get their body in shape, it may be the perfect workout for someone looking to destress and get their mind in shape!
You stay on your mat and perfect a series of yoga poses while cute little goats jump and climb all over you. Goat yoga is a form of animal therapy where yogis can exercise and meditate in the presence of cuteness.
This combat sport will have you unleashing your anger and feeling freed of your demons after just one session.
Boxing has been around for a while, but seems to really be trending in today’s society. Maybe it’s the new Creed movie or the fact that Demi Lovato uses boxing as her form of exercise therapy, but who knows?
One boxing session consists of two people, usually yourself and a trainer (if you are a beginner), wearing protective gloves and throwing various combinations of punches at each other. Normally with a trainer, you throw the punches and he attempts to block them and guide your punches in various ways.
Boxing is a stress relieving workout that allows you to burn calories and be aggressive without actually hurting anyone.
CrossFit is an extensive and effective workout program. CrossFit is a fitness program that combines a wide variety of functional movements into a timed or scored workout.
The essence of their workout routine includes a wide variety of functional movements, such as pull-ups, squats, push-ups, weightlifting, gymnastics, running, rowing, along with a host of other movements.
Most people love CrossFit because of it’s diversity in fitness routine. Each day when CrossFit members walk into the gym, they are surprised by a new and fun daily workout which consists of several steps and fitness movements.
CrossFit members become addicted to CrossFit due to the fun and exciting daily workouts, the encouragement they get from other members, and the progress they make from doing such intensive workouts.
TRX is a form of suspension training that uses suspended TRX bands to conduct a series of intricate exercise moves. This form of exercise allows you to workout using just your own body weight. There are no weights, exercise balls, or kettle bells needed to get a proper workout. All you need is yourself and to register yourself for a class.
A TRX workout aims to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability simultaneously. A trainer will instruct you on which ways to move your body using the bands to get the most out of your workout.
You will be amazed at what your body can do and just how much weight your body can hold!
If working out in public is not really your thing, then P90X just might be the perfect workout for you! P90X is an intense home DVD exercise Program that will give you a lean, ripped body in just 90 days!
The workout program consists of 12 workout DVDs, a 100- page fitness guide, a nutrition plan, and a 90 day calendar to track your progress.
Don’t let this workout foo you. Just because it is a hame workout does not mean it is any easier than any other workout. It’s hard and it will make you sweat, but if you utilize the workout to it’s full potential, you will be amazed with the results you see!
Have you tried any of these fun new fitness fads lately? Comment below and tell us what you thought!
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