All the Right Grooves
Posted On Sep 28, 2016
Run, don’t walk! There are diverse new ways to break a sweat and power past our plateaus.
A BOLLY OLD TIME
We’re looking to Bollywood for the next-level, highintensity, cardio-dance experience: BollyX (bollyx.com). These 50-minute classes bring the engaging choreography of Bollywood together with bass-heavy beats. According to cofounder and president Minal Mehta: “BollyX resonates with class participants so strongly for two reasons. First, the workout, which incorporates interval training, is challenging and effective, burning 500 to 800 calories.
Second, the combination of the Bollywood music and dance moves makes participants feel very bad-ass.” BollyX classes are taking place in many U.S. cities, with more on the way— and if your area is still without, trainer certification can be applied for online.
When it comes to looking like a knockout, Danny Musico, a top celeb trainer and the former World Super Middleweight boxing champion, always knows the latest and greatest.
- “The Cybex Bravo—one of the finest fitness machines in the world, allowing you to easily transition between and perform a large number of exercises.”
- “From Rage Fitness comes the R1 Speed Rope ($30), the fastest jump rope in the world. This is the rope you’ll find me using every day.”
- “I’ve gotten into Barney Butter, an all-natural almond butter, in place of peanut butter. It’s a clean source of protein that tastes amazing. ”
- “Formulated by worldrenowned nutritionists, Zing Bars are an ideal nutrition bar that includes healthy proteins, carbs, and fats— without anything arti cial or unnecessarily fattening.” fitness finds ALL
Becca Pace, a master trainer at Equinox Fitness in New York, shares her tips for top-model gams and perfect posterior.
BECCA, WHAT’S THE KEY TO RUNWAY-READY LEGS?
Mix things up and put in the time. I teach the balletinfluenced Barre Burn class—all about repetition yet can be switched up with different rhythms and ranges of motion.
DO YOU GET MOSTLY FEMALES IN THAT CLASS?
The core audience is female, though it’s very beneficial for men because it is all about balance and flexibility.
HOW KEY IS FLEXIBILITY TO GETTING THE RESULTS WE’RE ALL AFTER?
It’s so key. I also teach Deep Extreme, which was developed by a panel of great trainers and moves your body through the various planes of motion. You start sweating 10 minutes in, and don’t stop until the class is through Instant relief !
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FEEL THE BEET
We’re hearing a lot about the energizing power of beet juice—unparalleled at boosting blood nitrate levels, which provides much-needed oxygen to taxed muscles during exercise. Beet Performer (beetperformer.com) delivers the benefits of 100 percent beet juice without added sugar, color, preservatives, or flavors. You’ll notice a marked reduction in fatigue and inflammation. Worry not—this is not a drink-your-veggies chore. It tastes totally refreshing and cooling. You’ll be hooked before you know it!