Two Trends to Try

Take a trip down memory lane while putting your body through a grueling workout

January 6, 2013

Hula Hooping
What it is: A weighted hoop workout that targets your entire core. The constant, vigorous pushing and pulling movements stimulate the core muscles (the muscles of your abdomen and lower back) as well as the glutes and thighs.
Why you’ll like it: It burns about 7 calories per minute. that’s as much as a boot camp class or an intense bout on the elliptical. and it’s low-impact, so you’ll keep your knees and joints healthy.

X-Tend Barre
What it is: Ballet-meets-Pilates-meets-cardio for a high-energy, total-body workout. the combination of ballet barre exercises, light weights, and low-impact cardio work every muscle in your body.
Why you’ll like it: You can burn up to 600 calories per hour.