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7 Fun Exercise Routines to Adopt in 2012 ...

By Jelena

Exercise Routines should be fun, interesting, challenging – they should help you do more than just lose weight so if you’re feeling bored or that blissful feeling you used to get after your exercise routine is gone, maybe it’s time for a change. And here are a few exercise routines that just might make exercising fun again:

1 Zumba

This fun, dynamic exercise routine will help you burn a serious amount of calories and tone your body while doing something most people enjoy the most – dancing! Zumba is actually a very specific and, according to the ones who have tried it, very effective mix of aerobics and Latin dances which lets you have the best of both worlds. So enrol in the Zumba class and allow yourself to have lots and lots of fun!

2 Belly Dancing

Speaking about fun exercise routines – how about exercising your body and your feminine, sensual side at the same time? Learn to shake your hips like Shakira, become more flexible than ever and lose up to 300 calories per hour – and all that by simply belly dancing! Now, doesn’t that sound great? It sure does!

3 Aqua Aerobics

Some people like to break a sweat, some don’t – some people like to get really tired, some, again, don’t. Well, in case you’re one of those folks who simply don’t like sweaty, tiring activities, you’ll definitely want to give aqua aerobics a shot! This fun activity, also known as aqua fitness or aquarobics, will enable you to exercise without breaking a sweat! But did you know that choosing to exercise in a pool instead of dry land is also considered much safer because it doesn’t put any stress on your joints? Now that’s a fun, useful fact!

4 Capoeira

Failing to see the artsy part of martial arts? Well, that just means that you haven’t gotten to see or experience Capoeira! And if you’re looking for some new exercise routines to start the year with, you’ll definitely want to consider it. This challenging, fascinating blend of dance and fighting moves will certainly shock you causing you to ditch your boring routines and switch to something really creative, dynamic and worth mastering.

5 Wii Sports

Being an indoorsy tech fan doesn’t have to mean that you’re just not meant to exercise. In fact you can turn your live around and introduce a bit of physical activity that includes your favorite gaming console and doesn’t require you to leave the house. So try some Wii sports such as tennis or bowling – they will help you burn some calories while doing the thing you love - playing games!

6 Boot Camp

Fitness experts often point out that “you’re not married to your routine” which means you should let it go the moment you notice it’s not as challenging or motivating as it used to be. And, in case you’re an exercise junkie looking for something new, I’m definitely suggesting one of the most popular advanced exercise routines nowadays known simply as Boot Camp. Designed to test your physical strength and make you want to push harder and give more, this military-like set of courses could give you the thrill you’ve been missing all this time.

7 Pole Dancing

The last on my list of fun exercise routines is one interesting form of training most people just don’t appreciate enough. You see, although pole dancing is often associated with skimpy outfits and see through stilettos, it still is a very intense not to mention very useful physical activity that will exercise your entire body helping you to be stronger and more flexible. It’s basically gymnastics, just sexier!

Aren’t these some pretty cool exercise routines? I’d definitely give them a shot and, judging from their popularity, I bet I’m not the only one who thinks these exercise routines are a great way to exercise and have fun! Do you have some cool exercise routines to suggest?

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