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3 Brand New Fitness Programs You Should Try

Oct 22, 2013
Do you ever get bored of doing the same old workout everyday that you've been doing for months or even years? If you're like me, you probably want to change things up and do something different. Why not try one of the following fitness programs that have become incredibly popular in the last year?

1. Fusion

Fusion classes basically combine two or more forms of exercise into one workout. You've got funny sounding names for workouts like "Piloxing"--a combination of Pilates and boxing--or Yogalates--a combination of Yoga and Pilates--or Paddleboard Yoga--doing Yoga on a lake on a paddleboard (huh?).

These Fusion classes can actually be quite interesting, and you'll find that they can work your body in ways that no regular workout can. Seeing as the classes fuse two or more different forms of exercise, you can train your body in a whole new way. Say goodbye to boredom!

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2. Dance

Since the '80s, dancing for exercise has been a trend that doesn't go away. Many famous dancers and performers have released their own dance videos, which have actually been quite enjoyable for those that wanted a unique form of cardio.

Here are a few videos to try:

Ballet Barre: Think Yoga and Pilates mixed with ballet dancing workouts. It's wonderful for your legs and cardio!

Wii Zumba: Want to get your workout while making it a game? This game for the Nintendo Wii can be done in your living room.

BellyDance Core Fitness: Want to get a great core workout and learn a new skill?

Doonya Bollywood: Feel like an Indian dance star and learn some sweet moves in this high impact dance workout!

YouTube is also loaded with dance videos in all genres, and you can teach yourself how to crump, hip hop, salsa dance, break dance, and so much more!

3. Boot Camp

Boot camps started to become popular a few years ago, but they've really skyrocketed to prominence in 2012 and 2013. There are boot camps in just about every city around the country, and locals can enjoy a workout in the great outdoors--rather than sweating it out only in the local gym.

These workouts can involve pretty much every type of strength training, cardio training, endurance training and stamina training on the planet, and they are excellent for those who want a concentrated workout to target specific problem zones in their fitness. CrossFit has become one of the most popular of boot camps, but there are many different types you can find on DVD, at your gym and in your city.

These are just a few of the things to consider if you want to give your workout some variety. Rest assured, change isn't just good for your mind, but it's great for your body. Boredom leads to apathy, which leads to putting off your workouts. The more you change things up, the more you'll enjoy your workouts.

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Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.



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