How Trendy Is Your Workout?

Who knew workouts were trendy?

CNN posted a story about what’s trending in the world of workouts. It’s based on the separate rankings compiled by American College of Sports Medicine and IDEA Fitness Journal, the world’s largest association for fitness and wellness professionals.

So what’s in? Boot camps, P90X, dance classes and classes aimed at older adults. Think Jazzercise, Zumba, spinning and Body Pump classes. What’s “in” is apparently things that are consistent, easy to follow and fun.

What’s out? Pilates (too pricey in this economy), as well as aerobics, water fitness and martial arts-based classes – basically things that are hard to stick with in the long term.

I’ve tried spinning, which was fun, social and a tough workout … it just doesn’t beat biking outside, though. I’ve also taken a 30-day boot camp, and while it was a good all-over body workout, it just wasn’t something I could afford to pay for every month. I’ll take the gym with its free class or the super budget-friendly great outdoors any day.

Have you tried any of these trendy classes? I’ve heard a lot about P90X, including being stuck on a treadmill on a cold winter day and being forced to watch an infomercial on it for 6 miles. Any P90X followers out there?


About kareiner

I'm an active mom who loves to cook. I'm passionate about health and fitness. I'm no expert, nutritionist, personal trainer or miracle worker. I just like being active and I like good food.
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