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