8 Bizarre Workouts
With bikini and Speedo season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start exercising. But continual jogging on a treadmill can be so boring. This is why it is so hard for some people to stick with a routine. Robert Maclver believes that “the healthy being craves an occasional wildness or jolt from normalcy.” Why not apply this to your personal fitness? Exercise and entertainment do not have to be separate. And hey, the world could end this December, why not give these eight bizarre workouts a try! What have you got to lose besides weight?
If you are looking for a fun excuse to mosh, air guitar and wear torn fishnet tights, Punk Rock Aerobics is a must-try fitness regime. Founded by former indie and punk artists Hilken Mancini (Fuzzy) and Maura Jasper, PRA believes that if you free your mind…your ass will follow.” The workout choreography incorporates edgy new workouts and timeless rock moves such as the air guitar and super lunge which works the glutes and thighs. Participants are encouraged to move without worrying what they look like to music such as The Ramones, Iggy Pop and the Sex Pistols. Instead of weights, members use bricks from the Home Depot. Even if you can't make it to one of their classes in Boston, there is no reason you can't crank up your favorite tunes and dance off the calories.
Who knew so much could be done with a single pole! Pole fitness is “the perfect workout.” It improves your body's strength and endurance while leaving your soul feeling more confident and invigorated. The owner and instructor of Pole Fitness Northwest Tina Morelli has danced professionally for over 19 years and sees pole dancing as a source of female empowerment. These are not stripper classes. Classes can be found across the country, along with national competitions from some of the best pole athletes. Be sure to check out the Pole Fitness Association!
Sexy Stiletto Workout
Look fierce and explore the secret to sexy legs with this trending fitness routine: the stiletto workout. Whether you are doing squats or dancing, staying on your toes and remaining off-balance will result in stronger butt and leg muscles. Men love sexy legs, and ladies love the feeling of strutting in their favorite pair of heels. While there are innumerable classes across the country, all you really need are your friends and favorite stilettos to start an at-home workout party!
Jukari Fit to Fly
Reebok and Cirque du Soleil have teamed up to create a new gym workout called Jukari Fit to Fly. Jukari incorporates suspension and cardio routines to create the illusion of flying. It was initially created as new fun fitness for women. However, with such excellent results, Jukari may rise as a new fitness trend.
Thug Workout NSFW
Men grab your cutoffs, and ladies put on your yoga pants. It's time to bring fitness to the streets! Knowing that not everyone has the time or access to go to the gym, the thug workout was created by the Ruff Ryders. With this routine, you can work outside on playground equipment, light poles, picnic tables and even asphalt. The goal of this fitness routine is to show that you do not need fancy equipment to get in shape. All you need is determination and you are on your way to a stronger physique.
Have fun and lose weight with the trampoline workout presented by Rebounderz. Trampoline workouts allow you to lose weight, build muscle, reduce back aches, and improve endurance. In addition, it's fun! What better way to cut loose and burn calories?
Hula Hoop Fitness
Yes. A $3 hula hoop from Wal-Mart or Meijer can jumpstart your exercise experience. Weighted hoops, especially, will help you meet any fitness goals. The hula hoop motion not only strengthens your core and burns excess fat, but it also revitalizes your mind. In fact, Hoopnotica, a new workout program, is taking off in several retreats and cities across the United States. So the next time you are at the grocery store with your childre, meander through the balls and the Barbie dolls towards the hula hoops.
See a big rock? Pick it up and run a few feet. Waiting for your plane to take off? Strap on some cables, and see how far you can pull it. Taking your kid to the park? Why not see if you can flip the huge tire the kids use to play? Okay, maybe you shouldn't attempt these tasks right away, but the underlying principles of Strongman training are the same: push yourself to the limits. Check out these exercise guides from BodyBuilding.com. This site provides step by step instructions to help you become a stronger and healthier individual.