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Exercise trends to get you moving

Are you finding it difficult to keep up your exercise motivation? Or are you getting bored with your current exercise routine?

 

Well, with so many new, exciting and (sometimes weird) exercise trends popping up around the world, maybe it's time to throw caution to the wind and give something new a try……. You never know, it might just be what the doctor ordered!

 

Karaoke Spin Class - USA

This is the latest 'fitness fusion' trend which is a combination of Spinning (an indoor cycle class) and Karaoke. Yes! Singing your heart out while peddling away at high speeds can apparently be quite a workout! 

 

Bossaball - Spain

Bossaball is a team sport which is similar to volleyball, but also includes elements of soccer and gymnastics.  The teams compete on an inflatable court with trampolines on each side of the net, allowing players to bounce high enough to spike the ball.   You can return the ball using your lower arms (similar to volleyball) or score more points by using your feet. The combination of bouncing and ball skills certainly sounds like a work-out to us.

 

Piloxing - USA

This type of exercise is another 'fitness fusion' of high-intensity boxing and dance interspersed with strong Pilates-based movements.  So if you want to unleash the 'Rocky Balboa' while strutting your stuff to 'Flashdance' this may be the exercise for you!

 

Unicycling - Great Britain

A unicycle is a bike with a single wheel that is typically used by acrobats.  However it is now gaining traction (pardon the pun) as a type of regular physical activity as it requires more balance than a traditional two wheeled bike and riders must pedal continuously while moving.  This exercise can assist with both coordination and muscle strengthening.

 

Poi Dancing - New Zealand

This form of dancing originated in New Zealand, but has caught on around the world as an alternative form of exercise.  It is known as the traditional Maori dance and works the arms and legs by spinning and throwing a series of weighted tethers in a rhythmic action.  Poi dancing might just be the thing to help move your way to a healthier you.

 

Bollywood dancing - India

Bollywood dance moves are now a familiar sight on television and cinema screens. The dances are a fusion of traditional and classical Indian dances with the influence of some jazz, hip-hop and modern dance.  Using hand, neck, head and foot movements it's not only a fun and enjoyable activity, but sure to give you a workout too!

 

We hope this snapshot of exercise trends around the globe has increased your motivation and inspired you to investigate the range of options available to improve your fitness.  Remember, it is important to always talk to your GP or health professional before starting any exercise program.