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10 Crazy exercise fads you won’t believe

Zumba, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs and Tae Bo… thought you’d tried all the exercise fads around? We bet you haven’t tried these whacky workouts.

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Zumba, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs and Tae Bo… thought you’d tried all the exercise fads around? We bet you haven’t tried these whacky workouts.


Gallop and trot your way to fitness with Prancercise by venturing out into the great outdoors and prancing away those calories. Described as a springy rhythmic gait, Prancercise was developed by Joanna Rohrback, who has written a book to complement the 5-minute instructional video. You’ll need a good pair of shoes, tight leggings, ankle weights and no sense of shame.



The ultimate workout for the lazy girl. You don’t even have to stand up. You’ll need a chair and a set of of light dumbbells.

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Strip Aerobics with Carmen Electra

Get your sexy on with help from Carmen Electra. Australian radio announcer, Merrick, from Nova FM, decided to give the workout a try. He recorded his efforts with hilarious results.


The Bodyflex Lion Workout

One of the most neglected parts of your body when it comes to working out is the face. Take 10 years off the way you look while oxygenating the face. Note: Eating or drinking while watching this instructional video clip could be hazardous to your health.

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Laughter Yoga

Laughing makes you feel good mentally, spiritually and physically. According to medical research, the body doesn’t know the difference between real belly laughter and simulated laughter. Laughter Yoga consists of deep breathing, clapping, stretching and laughing.


Total Body Towel Workout

Who needs a gym membership when you can have a total body workout in just 6 minutes using just a towel? You’ll enjoy the step-by-step instructions on this video clip, including the excessive use of the words “crap” and “holy cow”.


Extreme Treadmill Workout

If you find pounding away on a treadmill boring, then this workout is for you. Take your treadmill training to a whole new level of extreme.


Ace Power Rider

The Korean exercise machine that brings the power of horseback riding right into your living room. It’s easy, fun and very exciting.


Laughing Ab Workout

Do you want a sexy six-pack or abs of steel? Relieve stress while building a washboard stomach with this laughing ab workout.


Party Off the Pounds with Richard Simmons

For those of you who are old enough, you may remember your mum crushing on Richard Simmons and doing his workouts in front of the TV. His hilarious workouts will have you falling off your chair with laughter.

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