Interested in changing up your workout? We partnered with
New Balance to help you find inspiring new ways to exercise.
If you've ever found yourself spacing out while on the elliptical or staring at the clock during your bootcamp session, chances are that you need a fitness refresh. Keeping your workout routine varied not only keeps you engaged and excited to be there, but it can also prevent the plateau, which is what happens when your body stops responding to the work because it's become so everyday.
Up ahead, we have three fitness updates that you should try this Spring.
If You Like Barre, Try Pilates
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Your current workout: You probably have grown to love barre class because it lifts, tones, and shapes your entire body, without putting too much stress on your knees and joints.
What you should try next: Think about Pilates as a sister to barre. Still focused on developing long and lean muscles, Pilates (both on the mat and on the reformer), helps work your core, while also focusing in on areas we so often neglect, like stabilizing muscles. Start with a mat class, then introduce the reformer to your routine.
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If You Like Running, Try Cardio Jump Rope
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Your current workout: You've been logging miles out on the pavement or on the treadmill and, frankly, you need a change of scenery. You like the cardiovascular challenge, you just want to look at something else.
What you should try next: Consider jump rope your new best friend. Jumping rope torches major calories (over 10 calories per minute), defines your glutes and shoulders, and it's even great for strengthening bones. So lace up your sneakers and take your rope outside.
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If You Like Yoga, Try SUP Yoga
Your current workout: You already know the health and wellness benefits that yoga provides, and you enjoy it for everything from muscle activation to stress relief. But you're looking to expand your practice.
What you should try next: SUP Yoga (or Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga) takes traditional practice right out to the water. Typically held entirely on a paddle board, you'll work your core, arms, and back paddling your way out, then work on your hip flexors and stabilizer muscles while you hold poses.
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