New, Old, Odd and Fad Fitness Workouts– Could they work for you?

New, Old, Odd and Fad Fitness Workouts– Could they work for you?

Everything old is new again, but there are still new workout fads popping up all the time. Here’s a list of 15 wild new, old and odd workouts with a short description of each. Is one of these a good fit for you? You never know until you give it a try!

  1. Belly dancing: Works the core and hard-to-work abdominal muscles.
  2. Hop scotch: It’s not just for kids – helps with muscle coordination, balance and core muscles. Plus its great cardio!
  3. Zumba: This Latin-inspired fitness dance craze is effective at burning calories, improving coordination, and its fun!
  4. Hula hooping: Work those hips baby! It’s not just fun – it’s a calorie burning, muscle-toning workout as well!
  5. Step aerobics: An all-around workout that can get your heart rate up in a fun environment.
  6. Pole dancing: This has become a popular way to feel sexy and get toned. Lets leave it at that!
  7. Jukari fit-to-fly: Reebok and Cirque Du Soleil have teamed up to make working out more fun – Jukari uses a trapeze-like device to work all your muscle groups.
  8. Valslide: Small discs you can bring anywhere to slide, tone and stretch.
  9. Yogahop: This east meets west workout combines yoga and hip-hop for a full body experience.
  10. Bootcamp classes: A group exercise class that uses intense interval training to whip you into shape.
  11. Bar method: This workout relies on a bar and your body weight to isolate and sculpt all major muscle groups.
  12. P90X Workout: This home workout regiment combines strength training, cardio, yoga and stretching. It is known for its intensity – so definitely listen to your body when doing this one.
  13. Insanity Workout: Similar to P90X – you could guess by its name that this is a strenuous stamina workout that uses interval training to get results.
  14. Gyrotonics: This uses a flow of motions with special equipment to work your muscles.
  15. Piloxing: It combines Pilates and boxing to create a cardio/core intense workout.

Always remember: safety first. As much fun as these fad workouts can be, it’s important to listen to your body and think about form over number of reps or amount of weight.

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