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13 Workouts to try in 2013

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Need some motivation to get moving? Switch up your routine with a new workout. With this list, you can try at least one new workout each month.

Stand-up paddleboarding

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Think you can't get in on the fast-growing sport of stand-up paddleboarding just because you live nowhere near the coast? Actually, paddleboarding can be found on lakes and rivers across the country. If you're a yoga fanatic, you can even try a yoga paddleboard class — guaranteed to challenge the balance of even the most centered yogi.



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What do you get when you combine Pilates with boxing? A "fat torching, muscle sculpting workout guaranteed to get you into shape," say the creators of the newest celebrity craze, Piloxing. Tia Mowry credits Piloxing for helping her lose post-pregnancy baby weight and getting the awesome bod seen above.


Aerial yoga

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Maybe you're getting a little tired of your usual yoga routine, or perhaps you've always wondered what it would be like to feel like a Cirque de Soleil performer. Shake up the routine and try an aerial yoga class. This growing fitness trend uses yoga hammocks that give you an anti-gravity yoga experience, allowing you to move deeper into the poses.


Lagree Fitness

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Lagree Fitness is a new system that combines Pilates, strength training and cardio all in one revolutionary machine. Visit the Lagree Fitness website to find a studio near you offering the 50-minute group class that creator Sebastian Lagree calls "Pilates on steroids."


Trampoline classes

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Think trampolines are just for kids? Many indoor trampoline parks are now offering fitness classes for grown-ups too. If you're looking for a workout that's a whole lot of fun, give trampolining a try. Just remember — all that bouncing can be hard on "the girls." Make sure you suit up with a great sports bra before hitting the tramps. Options like the personalized New Balance Pscyhe sports bras are designed to help keep motion to a minimum.

(One more trampoline warning: If you've had kids, make sure you visit the ladies room before you start bouncing. Just sayin'.)


Surfset Fitness

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If you're a fan of the show Shark Tank, you may have seen Surfset Fitness present their totally tubular equipment that delivers all the physical benefits of surfing in the comfort of the gym. Surfset classes are offered in 35 cities across the country. Find one near you at


Heavy lifting

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Have you ever stepped into the free-weight area of the gym and felt like you just walked into the men's restroom? You're not alone. Many women feel out of place with all those heavy-lifting dudes and don't want to bulk up, anyway. According to the experts and numerous studies, however, heavy lifting results in significantly increased bone density and higher caloric burn, but not hulk-like muscles.

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Photo credits: CLAY Health Club + Spa, Bodyblade, SpinningThe Color Run, BOGA Paddleboards, @TiaMowry, The Pilates Barre, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, Surfset Fitness
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