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New Year, New Fitness Routine

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jan 15, 2015

New fitness ideas to start the New Year off right.

Traditional gym moves—hopping on the treadmill and lifting weights—can get a bit boring for some. It’s a new year, so spice up your fitness routine and jumpstart your sexy spring body with some of new, fun fitness ideas.

Flywheel/FlyBarre Challenge: Get a jumpstart on your New Year’s resolution with a Flywheel or FlyBarre Challenge. Four weeks of four classes per week (either Flywheel or FlyBarre) plus nutritional advice and a 28-day meal plan from nutritionist Heather Bauer is a great and easy way to drop weight and tone up, pronto. If you’re really up for an adventure, try the FlyPlus challenge—three Flywheel and three FlyBarre classes per week. Prices vary by location. Visit flywheelsports.com.

Orangetheory Fitness is the ultimate cardio and strength training combination. A heart-rate monitor is provided in each class to monitor your 5-zone interval training sessions, called the Orange 60. An average of 500 to 1,000 calories are burned per class, including after-burn. There are more than 140 studios in operation. Visit orangetheoryfitness.com.

Tone House workouts are athletic-based, team-oriented, and motivating. The 60-minute small group sessions focus on explosive resistance- and velocity training techniques. Unlike a normal gym, there are no weights, only equipment seen in professional sports arenas. Visit tonehousenewyork.com.

The Biggest Loser Bootcamp Book provides an 8-week diet and fitness program from the experts and cast of The Biggest Loser. All workouts can be done in the comfort of your home and are created by trainer Dolvett Quince. The book contains meal plans, recipes, mental strategies, workouts, and more ($18, amazon.com). *To read more about Dolvett and the Biggest Loser Resort, pick up your copy of the spring issue of New You, on stands mid-February.

Ignite by SPRI is a DVD featuring four 25-minute HIIT-based workouts designed by The Biggest Loser Season 11’s Brett Hoebel and celebrity personal trainer Ashley Borden. There are four workouts: HIIT Intense uses body weight only, HIIT It with Weights, HIIT 30/30 interval workout, and Abs and Booty burn ($7.56, amazon.com).

For 2015, Curves reintroduces new workouts with Jillian Michaels. Each workout is a balance of strength training and bodyweight-based exercises. Workouts are designed with modifications, so any fitness level can get maximum benefits. Plus each class is only 30 minutes. Visit curves.com.