ADD A LITTLE BOUNCE TO YOUR WORKOUT
Did you know that hula hooping can burn seven calories per minute? It’s good for your heart and provides an intense workout for your core. Strap on
a pair of roller skates or blades and burn up to 300-800 calories an hour, depending on your speed and skill. An hour-long barre class can work off 300-600 calories even as it lengthens and strengthens your body. Working out needn’t be a chore. Here are some suggestions for infusing fun into your exercise routine by saying goodbye to the humdrum workout.
* The Urban Rebounder provides a fun low-impact TRAMPOLINE cardio workout. $99, online purchase only. urbanrebounding.com
* AntiGravityTM HAMMOCK techniques are a combination of Pilates, dance, yoga and aerial arts, $295. antigravityfitness.com. For information about Lola Manekin’s classes, niabaltimore.com or Facebook/ Antigravity Fitness in Baltimore * Adult beginner TAP SHOES: Embrace your inner Shirley Temple with this fun style of dance that can increase cardio conditioning, strength and flexibility, $15.75. discountdance.com * Speedminton S65 BADMINTON SET: Get you Serena on, and improve your overall health, $49.99. amazon.com
*Cardiff premium three-wheel SKATES designed to provide a more balanced and stable experience. Rid e them to work or running errands, while getting a complete aerobic workout, $159. Brookstone, The Mall in Columbia, brookstone.com *Discraft SPORT DISCS: Discraft Ultra Star discs, $8.99-$15.89. Chasing a disc is great interval training. All can be purchased at amazon.com *A HULA HOOP is great for core exercise. Medium hoop $20, thick hoop $40. baltimorehooplove.com
*Inflatable Tower PADDLE BOARD Adventurer. Paddle boarding is an intense workout that utilizes balance and strength, $594. amazon.com * Wii Fit with BALANCE BOARDcan provide a series of workouts involving diverse activities, $168.45. amazon.com * Wii Fit 7-in 1 EXERCISE KIT has resistance bands, yoga mat and speedometer to keep your workout interesting, $23.99. amazon.com * The Ballet Barre: Always wanted a dancer’s body? The FLUIDITY BARRE helps to burn calories while strengthening and helping with correct alignment, $399.50. fluidity.com *