Two Trends to Try: Bellyfit and Aero Jump

Who says a trip to the gym has to be boring? Spice up your fitness with these two workouts that are anything but routine.

February 7, 2013

What it is: Bellyfit is an energizing blend of belly dance, Bollywood, Bhangra, and African dance to ethno-infused techno, tribal rhythms, and relaxing ambient tracks. It’s designed to foster the mind-body connection, give a butt-busting cardio workout, sculpt and tone the core, and relax your body through stretching and mindful meditation.
Why you'll like it: While calorie burn depends on your personal level of fitness, a single session is estimated to torch between 400 and 700 calories.

What it is: Created by former professional boxer and fitness expert Michael Olajide Jr., this heart-pumping sweat session will have you bouncing between a variety of challenging, intense jump-rope moves that build strength and cardio fitness using a poly-nylon jump rope (appropriately called the “Rainmaker”).
Why you'll like it: A 45-minute advanced session is estimated to burn upward of 1,000 calories!