Try Some New Workouts This Year

It may be time to try something new. I’m not going to turn this into another New Year’s resolution blog, there are enough of those out there. What I am trying to do is encourage others to step outside of their comfort zone and try something that they have never done or even thought about doing, in the areas of health and fitness of course.

Fitness

When I was younger, I don’t remember there being many ways to get in shape. People walked, jogged, lifted weights or did aerobics, that’s about it. The most innovative thing I can remember is when my mom got a Billy Blanks’ Tae Bo tape. Yep, I said tape, it was on VHS.

For some people the traditional workouts are good enough and there is nothing wrong with that, but others have gotten tired of the same old thing and want to try something new.

Here are 4 different workouts you may want to try.

Pole Dancing

No I’m not kidding, pole dancing is one of the best workouts for strengthening and toning. If you don’t believe me, check out a professional dancer in action and let me know what you think about her body.

The classes are usually women and probably most fun when done in groups. So grab a couple of your girlfriends and get on that pole.

Twerking Classes

Another class that’s usually designated for women is twerking class. Now I must be honest, I didn’t think twerking classes would stick, but they are popping up all over the place. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check it out on YouTube, the videos are quite entertaining.

Let me warn you, if the idea of participating in a pole dancing class seems a little edgy, then twerking class is completely out of the question. But if you’re ready to do something bold and totally against the grain, give it a try.

Pilates

Pilates is a bit more subtle than the previous two workouts I recommended. Even though pilates has been around for a while, the term may be new to people that aren’t health and fitness enthusiast.

Pilates is considered a mind-body exercise that uses floor mats and/or a variety of equipment. The workouts are great for individuals that are trying to build strength without bulking.

CrossFit

Don’t worry fellas, I didn’t forget about you. If you like lifting weight and your tired of the same old workouts you’ve been doing since high school, then you should give CrossFit a try.

No it’s not just for men, some of the most popular people in CrossFit are women. The workouts are extremely challenging and I wouldn’t recommend CrossFit to anyone who is just getting started. This is more of an advanced workout so prepare to be pushed to the limit, CrossFit is intense.