5 Exciting Ways to Break a Sweat in 2013

01/26/2013

Hip hop photoTired of the same old workout? Wanna break a sweat while still doing what you love, or maybe you wanna find something new to love. 

The key to keeping your weight in sink is to find a workout that keeps you inspired day in and day out. 

This year, choose a new workout:

1. Pure Barre

Pure Barre uses a ballet bar to utilize muscles you may not even know you had. Believers say it tightens up your entire body faster than you would ever have thought possble. Students say they see results in just 10 classes.

2. Hip Hop Dance

Dance the calories away with this hip hop dance class. Great music, fun moves, and enthusiastic instructors make for an excellent workout that makes it so you don't even know you're working out! 

3. Paddle Boarding

Maintaining balance and paddling the board itself makes for an awesome workout. Your arms and legs will tone up all the while enjoying the beauty of the sea.

4. Belly Dancing 

Belly dancing is the Western name for traditional West Asian or Middle Eastern dance which varies depending on the country. It usually involves a lot of hip movements and fast hand movements. Recently, it’s gained popularity as a beautiful way to burn calories. 

5. Hula Hooping

Hula hooping gained popularity in the 1950's when a California toy company successfully marketed a plastic version of a hula hoop. Most recently, hula hooping has gained popularity as a vibrant way to get moving.

Hula hop photo

The key to staying fit is to get moving and even more importantly, keep moving. So find a new way to break a sweat in 2013.

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Sara Novak writes about health and wellness for Discovery Health. Her work is also regularly featured in Breathe Magazine and on SereneKitchen.com. She has written extensively on food policy, food politics, and food safety.


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