8 Surprisingly Effective Fitness Fads You Have to Try ...

Fitness Fads can really surprise you. Some of them don't pass muster (or the test of time), but a surprising number of them are incredibly effective. Personally, I love the feeling after a good work out. My energy is up and endorphins are high. At that moment I feel I could take on the world. Unfortunately, after a week or two of the same old work out I start to get bored. Once things get tedious, you're more likely to stop working out, which is why fun fitness fads can help. So, today I put together 8 fitness fads you have to try in hopes of breaking up the gym time blues.

1. Ballet

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Ballet isn’t just for little girls in tutus. Some of the newest fitness fads involve dance, no surprise ballet is one of them. Ballerinas have strength and poise that are so elegant and graceful. Ballet aerobic classes are popping up everywhere, so leave the gym and head to the dance studio.

2. Anti-Gravity Yoga

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Here’s a new twist on a favorite fad, anti-gravity yoga. Pink has incorporated this into many of her concert performances, including her opening act at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Participants use a sturdy piece of material suspended from the ceiling to complete a mix of yoga, acrobatic, gymnastic, and Pilate type moves to increase strength.

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By now you have heard of the P90X fitness fads, but if you haven’t given it a try, now is the time. P90X has transformed so many bodies. The system is created to constantly switch things up and avoid boredom. Best of all P90X promises to have you ripped in 90 days or you can get your money back.

4. Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

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Jillian Michaels is tough and if she says she is going to have you ripped in 30 days you can take her word on it. Her workouts are straight and to the point. They're good for someone that doesn’t have a lot of time to dedicate to working out.

5. Video Games

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Fitness fads have entered the gaming world. Now instead of playing games and only working out your fingers and thumbs, you can get an entire body workout. Check out the different workout games for your favorite console. Whether you like to dance, play sports, or want to improve your strength, there is bound to be a game for you.

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If you are a lady who likes to dance it up, then I hope you’ve already jumped on the Zumba fad. Zumba is amazing. It mixes the dance styles of Latin America with a little hip-hop to get you moving and grooving. Before you know it an entire hour has passed and you still want to have fun.

7. Piloxing

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Do you like Pilates? What about boxing? One of the newest fitness fads, Piloxing, might be for you. Piloxing combines dance moves with Pilates and boxing to give you a full body workout. It’s complete with cardio and strength.

8. Roller Derby

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Have you seen the roller derby fad? These girls are mad, but so awesome. Enjoy a full body, heart pumping workout. Don’t worry, you won’t need to throw any punches during this workout. Instead you are running drills similar to real roller derby girls.

These are some of the most effective fitness fads around right now. They've proven themselves. These fitness fans are fun and they totally work. There are just so many great fads to check out. Do you know of any that I missed in my list of 8 Fitness Fads You Have to Try.

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