If you’re starting to brainstorm your New Year’s resolutions, odds are some form of “work out more” is on your list. But if you’ve been struggling to hit the gym as much as you’d like or you just need to spice things up in your workout world, this post is for you! There are so many awesome fusion workouts to try to beat workout boredom in the new year. If you struggle to settle on just one activity or you have a case of workout ADD and get bored as soon as you start, you might find a fusion workout perfect for you.
Thanks to passionate and creative fitness pros, more and more fusion workouts are hitting the scene all the time. So if you’re bored with your standard routine or looking for something new and interesting, check out some of these fabulous fusion workouts that marry old favorites to create new fitness routines — and are anything but boring! No longer do you have to pick taking a hike or doing yoga — you can do a yoga hike! You don’t have to do Pilates or boxing — you can do Piloxing! You don’t have to dance or walk — you can do both (if you’re brave enough)!
Fusion Workout to Try: Slimnastics
If you’re a former gymnast or cheerleader, there are workout options for you via DVD! Fitness professional Nikki Glor created a Slimnastics workout, which is a boot camp meets yoga with an infusion of cheerleading and gymnastics-style balancing, strength and cardio moves, with plyometric cardio intervals that require no equipment other than your body weight. She even shared a routine with us last year!
The plyometric cardio intervals will have you remembering your glory days as a cheerleader or gymnast — except it’ll likely feel much harder these days! Nikki recreated the intense cardio jumping routines and the toning from pyramids and “partner stunting” in college cheerleading, and combined it with what she learned as a yogi, boot camp trainer and group fitness instructor for a fun fusion workout.
Love the idea of fusion workouts and need more ideas? Head on over to Babble for six more fabulous fusion workouts to kick your boredom to the curb!
Have you ever tried fusion workouts? What was your favorite mix? —Erin