Today we are exploring the wonderful world of fitness!! Many of you know that Chanda and I attempt to work off our catering lbs with some zumba, hiking and running. But how about zesting up our workout? Today we are going to hit on some of the trendiest new workouts of 2015, because after all sometimes you just need to mix up your routine to see some change in motivation and results. After a little research here are some hot new workout trends we would love to try…
But first let us take a sweaty selfie after Zumba-
“If you’re looking for a fun, unusual, easy and effective way to jump-start your workout this weekend, how about a hula hoop? That’s right, the hula hoop is back with a vengeance. (Just ask Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and Marissa Tomei!) Incorporating principles of Pilates, barre, yoga, and cardio interval training is the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop System ($39.95 to $159.95), which you can practice at home to your heart––and hips’––content, whether you’re a beginner or expert “hooper.”
“Co-founders and former drummers Cristina Peerenboom and Kirsten Potenza combined their passions for music and fitness to create Pound, a full-body cardio workout that uses lightly weighted “drumsticks” called Ripstix. Each class fuses Pilates, isometric movements, and plyometrics with constant simulated drumming to sculpt muscle and torch up to 900 calories in 45 minutes. If you’re not exactly musically inclined, don’t worry—the routines are simple to follow and set to calibrated songs so you can get the rhythm down easily.”
“Even if you’re already a Zumba fan, after trying this brand-new routine you may never look at cardio the same way again. Zumba Step combines the dance-party atmosphere of Zumba with heart-thumping cardio from an aerobic step routine. “With Zumba Step, we’re delivering a workout that’s very enjoyable but that also challenges you to literally step up your cardiovascular workout,” says Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba Fitness. You’ll say sayonara to tons of calories and strengthen your legs and glutes while moving to the addicting rhythms of Latin music.”
“The rowing craze is quickly catching on around the nation, with some even calling it the “new spinning.” And while the rower may not replace your indoor bike completely, there’s good reason people are starting to gravitate toward this full-body workout that hits about 85 percent of your muscles when done correctly. “Rowing is high intensity yet low impact, so it’s safe and smart for your body,” says Helaine Knapp, founder and CEO of New York City’sCityRow, where intervals on an WaterRower are broken up with strength exercises on a mat. “Plus, anyone can do it—people are surprised at how quickly they get in the groove in their first class.”
“Personal trainer and The People’s Bootcamp founder Adam Rosante first designed this workout for friends who are professional surfers and paddleboarders. After seeing how effective it was, he decided to put it online for people to enjoy for free. WaveShape is 45-minute, equipment-free workout that draws on the multidimensional movement patterns of surfing and other board sports to build explosive strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. The result? A tight, toned body ready to excel in the waves—or just look hot standing on the sand.”
“Barre + Cardio Fusion”
“A new style of barre is amping up the traditional ballet-inspired workout by adding a major cardio component. In these barre-cardio fusion classes, you’ll sculpt lean muscle, slim down, and get your heart pumping by moving through high-intensity moves followed by brief moments of active recovery. They’re certainly not your old-fashioned ballet class anymore: As instructor Bergen Wheeler of the new Core Fusion Extreme class says, “You’ll experience a fast-paced, full-body workout designed around simple and functional movements, and take your fitness to a level you never thought possible.”
best fitness apps of 2015
Here are some of my favorite in the list!!
#10 Spring- run to the beat of the music and get bumping!!
#13 Charity Mile- make every mile count while corporate sponsor pay to charities while you get your fit on
#23 Healthyout- having trouble fining healthy restaurants in your area? look no further!
#28 Amount- Convert table spoons, cups, and all those culinary math steps!!
#29 Mixology- type in the ingredients you have on hand and a new mix creation is on it’s way!
#40 Glow- all the ladies this one is for you, wink wink
#42 iTriage- not sure if you are getting sick? answer a few quick series of questions created by two ER doctors to know if you just need more rest or a trip to the doc.
#45 Sunrise- bring together all your calendars to one, that’s right, Facebook, work, personal and events like eventbrite, etc.
Have fun getting your fit on!!