Want to change up your workouts? Check out these six unique ones that you have to try.
Barre incorporates small movements, inspired by yoga, Pilates and ballet, to strengthen your muscles and tone your body. A barre, like with ballet, is used to help with posture and balance. This workout shows that small exercises can make a big difference. For best results, do barre workouts 3 to 4 times a week.
Best for: Those who like a low impact, high intensity workout
Spinning is such an effective workout that it only needs to be done for 20 to 30 minutes at a time to make an impact. Spinning on a bike at a high intensity is mixed with low-impact cycling. Move to some of your favorite songs, and burn some fat while you are at it. If you already spin regularly, and want a twist on your go-to routine, try aqua spinning. This involves moving in the water, on and off the bike. The water creates some resistance, and is a more intense way to do the workout you love. Plus, the water keeps you cool in the warm months, making it popular for summer.
Best for: Biking and cycling enthusiasts; people who like elliptical training and stair climbers, but want something different
Do you like to do a mix of different exercises? Try bootcamp, which combines interval and resistance training. Short, high-intensity periods are mixed with plenty of time to rest. This workout provides a balance of strength and cardio, provided you have proper form. Ask an instructor to help you determine which moves are right for you.
Best for: Those who want to get in shape fast; former student-athletes; PTs and athletic trainers
4. Aerial Silks
If you think using aerial silks is just for circus performers, think again. Using them not only makes users feel like they are flying, but conditioning exercises help your core and arm strength, stamina and tone your body overall.
Best for: Enhancing your upper body; dancers or gymnasts
Hoops are not only for kids. When doing a hooping routine, heavier hoops, piled around a user, are swung in circles to music. Class attendees follow an instructor’s moves, and end up feeling exhausted in no time.
Best for: Kids at heart; former dancers
6. At-Home and On-Demand Workouts
Life gets busy and stressful. With at-home and on-demand workouts, you can bring fitness-class worthy routines to your house. Try prerecorded cardio, strength, spinning, barre, dance or toning routines, whatever you feel like.
Best for: Busy people
Incorporate these workouts into your routine for more variety in your fitness regimen. What are you waiting for? Get moving!