3 Intense indoor workouts
It's important to keep active during the winter and the slushy spring months, especially if you live where the weather inevitably hinders your usual outdoor exercise. Here are three fresh, fun and fab ways to beat those inclement weather blahs and burn major calories. These intense indoor workouts are so effective, you may find yourself wishing for cold or rainy days all year round!
P90X is a gut-dissolving, funky jam-packed way to get efficient and effective workouts with minimal equipment! P90X, a series of DVDs with a strong (almost cult-like) following, provides a scheduled advanced training plan incorporating everything from yoga and kenpo (karate) to strength training and plyometrics with modifications for beginners to athletes. Every workout gets your heart rate up, challenges your muscular strength and endurance, and whips you into shape – fast! The P90X program also provides a nutritional plan with recipes to kick-start maximum calorie burning. It's a great program when you have limited time or are between training seasons. Get more info: www.BeachBody.com.
Wii Fit Plus
Wii Fit by Nintendo is undoubtedly the fastest selling (and long overdue) console game designed to help keep us technology-bound generations active! The new Wii Fit Plus will change how you exercise, how you balance, and even how you move. Expanding upon the original Wii Fit software, Wii Fit Plus is packed with every feature from Wii Fit, but delivers additional exercises and tools to personalize your exercise routine. If you already have a profile on the original Wii Fit, you can even transfer it over to Wii Fit Plus. The Wii Fit programs monitor your progress based on body mass index (BMI) and allows you to count other activities from your day to get fit in a fun way. The most popular exergame combines strength training, aerobics, balance and yoga and has a growing plethora of games to create a life-long commitment to fitness! The best part? You can get fit right in the comfort of your own living room, any day, any time. Get more info: www.WiiFit.com.
Dust off your old 10-speed and get peddling – indoors! Forget about purchasing an industrial stationary bike (that you know will eventually turn into a clothes rack!); buy a road or mountain bike or pull out your bike that you stored for the winter and put it on a bicycle trainer. Bicycle trainers are small, portable devices that hold your bike in place while you cycle those calories off. Depending on your workout goals, you control the intensity and time with a turn of a knob. You can even turn your indoor cycling sessions into dream vacations – simply pick up a bike training video of your favorite destination and you're off cycling the sunny beaches of an island or racing in the Tour de France. Indoor cycling lets you train on your own bike, simulates real road riding, and keeps you in peak shape so your bike fitness doesn't miss a beat. Get more info: http://cycling-review.com.accessories/bicycle-trainer/.