Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fit Tip Friday: Try Something New!

Last week my tip was to find an exercise you LOVE.  Once you do that, don't get stuck in a rut!  Try new things!  Planting yourself on the treadmill and running the same distance every day is not the best way to get fit.  You need to shake things up and break your body out of its comfort zone!

I have tried 2 new things that I thought for sure I'd hate and have actually ended up loving:  Bodyflow and TRX.

Bodyflow is a Les Mills class that combines Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates.  It's a faster moving class, in that they switch from one pose to the next a little quicker - which is good for me because the thing I hate about yoga is all the holding!  I am really enjoying this class and I'm so glad I tried it!

Another class I tried and am LOVING is TRX.  TRX is suspension training.  It's hard to describe, because it's strength training using your body weight as resistance as you work through exercises using a set of straps anchored to the ceiling.  That probably didn't make a whole lot of sense, but here is what it looks like:

I don't actually look like that when I do it. Haha!  Here's a video of TRX in action, too!

What's something you've been wanting to try lately but haven't?  Why are you waiting - go do it! :-)


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