Too many workout routines are just that: Routine. You lift weights, do some cardio and maybe add in yoga or stretching. For some, this regular, segmented approach works. For the rest of us: boor-ring.
Here’s the good news: Several fitness enthusiasts -- including gymnasts, dancers, drummers and a former pro hockey player -- have developed innovative ways for you to get fit and have fun doing it.
They’ve taken the activities they love and combined them with traditional fitness training to create exercise classes that provide serious conditioning and fun. They’re all part of a trend toward hybrid workouts (sometimes referred to as fusion fitness), in which at least two different disciplines -- for example, boxing and Pilates -- are combined to form a new activity that can be even more powerful.
“The beauty of these workouts,” says Lashaun Dale, Equinox Fitness Clubs’ senior national group fitness creative manager, “is that they allow people to get a broader range of physical benefits in less time.”