Tired of your old workout routine? Fortunately, the fitness industry never ceases to come up with new ways for us to stay in shape. Check out these 10 new workouts that will sculpt your muscles and keep you coming back for more:
This fitness class takes biking to the next level by combining it with music and dancing. You can expect to be doing push-ups off the handlebars, hammer curls with light weights, and choreography that will challenge your core. The heavy bass music keeps you pedaling.
2. Boot Camp Alfresco
Boot camp classes have been around for a while now, and they are still a great workout, but many gyms are taking their classes outdoors for some fresh air. Using the buildings and natural environment around you, you may be doing push-ups off walls or step-ups on benches. Don't worry, though, your instructor will be sure to bring along the resistance bands. Also, if you sign up for an early morning class, you might get to experience the sunrise during your workout. What a great way to start the day!
3. Barre Fusion
Had childhood aspirations to be a ballerina? This class may not get you on stage but it will get you in shape. Barre classes focus on working the abs, arms, butt, and thighs. You'll be doing leg lifts, arm raises, and squats while using a typical ballet bar. Many barre classes are amping up the workout by incorporating a cardio component such as kickboxing or simple dance moves into the class.
MetCon is short for metabolic conditioning. This intense workout is designed to increase endurance, burn fat, and rev your metabolism in a short period of time. In this total body, nonstop class you will use weights and perform cardio moves like burpees and squat jumps.
Feel like you're really hitting the waves on the RipSurfer X. This machine looks and wobbles like a real surfboard. You can even "paddle" out with resistance. During the workout, you will build strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility like a professional surfer without having to worry about the sharks.
Get a rock-star body while tapping weighted drumsticks to easy-to-follow, calibrated songs. Each class incorporates Pilates, isometric movements, and plyometrics all while sculpting those arms through constant drumming.
This class is designed to tone your behind. It combines yoga with boot camp and hip hop classes. You will move from Warrior position to squats to dance moves, all focusing on muscle-sculpting and shaking your booty.
This intense workout isn't just for men. Expect to drag truck tires, throw sandbags, swing sledgehammers, and carry empty beer kegs up a flight of stairs. Grunting is optional.
9. Zumba Sentao
The Zumba fitness dance craze has spread across the country and new specialties are released almost every year. The lastest? Zumba Sentao. This workout combines fun dance routines with the use of a chair. You'll define muscles by doing moves like triceps dips and core work to fun, energetic tunes.
Moving weighted ropes will work every muscle in your body. This low-impact workout will improve your coordination while increasing your endurance and strength. It may sound intimidating, but a ropes class is actually great for beginners.
With all the workout options out there, you are bound to find something that will spark a new love for fitness. Ask your workout center about offering some of these new classes, if they don't already, and keep moving! To learn more, contact a company like Mack's Hybrid Fitness LLC with any questions or concerns you have.