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13 Workouts to try in 2013


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.


Barre classes

Ballet Barre

Barre classes have skyrocketed in popularity due to their ability to blast fat, tone muscles and trim inches in record time. Check your gym for barre classes or visit to find a studio in your area.




The Bodyblade uses low-level vibration and inertia, meaning the more you push or pull on the device, the harder you’ll work to neutralize the force. Plus, you get to channel your inner Katniss Everdeen while sculpting those abs of steel.


Boot camp

Boot Camp

Atten-shun! While boot camp isn’t for everyone, boot camp graduates say these interval-training style workouts are unbeatable for total body transformation. If you like variety and have team spirit, go ahead and report for duty.


Indoor cycling


If you’ve never tried indoor cycling, let this be the year you go for a “spin.” This workout incorporates high-energy music, major exertion and a roomful of people having a blast while burning mega calories.


Themed races

Color Run

We’re not sure what sparked the takeoff of themed 5Ks, but with all the choices this year, you’ll never have to run a boring road race again. Like running in your underwear? Dodging zombies? Being powdered with color? There’s a 5K for that. If you’re willing to take a trip to Finland, you can even strip down to your birthday suit for the Nude Run 10K.


Bodyweight workout

Bodyweight workout

Want a workout that doesn’t require a gym or any equipment? A bodyweight workout builds muscle and burns fat with moves like squats, lunges, planks and crunches. Check out the five-minute “44 Best Bodyweight Exercises Ever” video on YouTube (and marvel at the strength of the muscular dude demonstrating the moves), or try the ever popular P90X DVD workout program.

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