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Exercise shouldn't feel like a chore. These 4 new classes bring back the fun
By Bari Lieberman, Prevention
It's easy to become distracted and, dare I say, consumed with the stats and numbers of your workout: How many calories did I burn? How long was I in my target heart rate zone? Did I beat my best minute-mile speed? Which is fine, of course, but you risk losing the point of exercise, which is that it's fun.
Oh wait, you didn't know that staying fit and healthy can be fun? Sure, it takes hard work (and a few buckets of sweat) to see results, but it is possible to enjoy yourself, too. Check out these 4 unique summer-ready workouts that feel less like homework—and more like summer camp for adults:
If you have Olympic fever . . .
Group fitness classes are going for the gold this summer. Crunch is offering a Decathlon workout, which includes 10 cardio and strength drills inspired by the 10-event sport. Or, with the Nike Training Club app, which features exclusive bonus workouts, you can train alongside Olympic athletes like soccer star Hope Solo, gymnastics' golden girl Shawn Johnson, and track's speedy sprinter Allyson Felix. Meanwhile, Equinox's Shockwave brings the Olympic sport of rowing indoors with the Indo-Row machine. And for the first time, women's boxing is included in the Olympic program. Celebrate the kick-butt female athletes with this at-home uppercut workout that sculpts lean arms.
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If you want to hang ten . . .
With this workout, it's all about the athleticism of surfing minus the actual waves and beach. SurfSet Fitness has taken the total-body sculpting workout indoors with the RipSurferX: a surfboard that balances on mini half-BOSU balls. Resistance bands are anchored at the top of the board to simulate paddling through rough waves, creating toned arms and back muscles sans water. Currently available in New York and Atlantic City, with more locations to come; surfsetfitness.com
If you dominated color war at summer camp . . .
Perhaps the most, well, creative workout we could find, you can start The Color Run wearing white and end looking like a Picasso. Volunteers throw the race's signature colored dust on participants at designated points along the 5K route. Never walked or run a 5K before? Prepare for the pixie-colored race with one of Prevention's beginner's training programs. Nationwide events; thecolorrun.com
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