Mixed-martial arts boot camps, barre and cardio fusion, and aerial workouts. If you’re exhausted just thinking about the time and expense involved in jumping on these bandwagons, stretch those quads and get ready to leap back in time for some fun exercises.
That’s right, going old school is so 2018. Retro-fitness moves your mom and grandma rocked decades ago are making a comeback, in a fun, no-fuss way that works with busy 21st century lifestyles.
Haven’t touched a hula-hoop since braces were part of your smile? Your childhood toy is a portable tool to fun exercises that can help you bust belly fat, tone abs, glutes and thighs, and improve balance, endurance and coordination. Don’t limit yourself to the basic ’round-the-hip motion — you’ll find plenty of variations online.
If you’re looking for efficient, effective and fun exercises, reintroduce yourself to a recess and gym-class favorite. It doesn’t get more old school than jumping rope. The best thing is that you can do it almost anywhere. This no-excuses exercise tool fits into a gym bag, purse or desk drawer. As you up the intensity, the number of calories you burn skyrockets!
Were you the kid who’d always get in trouble for jumping on the bed? Embrace the bounce and burn major calories with a mini trampoline. Portable and easy to store, trampolines help strengthen leg muscles and your core as you burn more than 120 calories in a half hour (depending on intensity) doing low-impact, easy-on-joints moves. Bounce as you binge on Netflix or put together a playlist of jumpin’ hits for inspiration.
Let’s see a show of jazz hands … who loves to dance like nobody’s watching? Give Jazzercise a try — no legwarmers required. The popular ’80s fitness craze is making a comeback with modern music and a fusion of dance moves, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. Hold onto your headband: this cardio workout will have your heart pumping as you burn 400 to 600 calories per hour!
And, you can double the effectiveness of your fun exercises with great lunchbox snacks on the go.
Need more motivation? Fun exercises are meant to be shared, so recruit a friend to join you as go retro … swiveling, jumping, bouncing and dancing your way to fitness.