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Exercising outside of the box

August 12, 2009

Going to the gym, running on a treadmill and lifting weights isn’t for everyone. Just like food is bio-individual, so is exercise. This recent New York Times article talks about how gyms are expanding what they offer to entice people to sign up and get moving!

Check out some of these classes:

Jukari Fit to Fly: uses modified circus equipment as part of a cardiovascular workout

AntiGravity Yoga Wings class: students hang upside down from diaphanous hammocks suspended from the ceiling, their feet twisted in the fabric, as they attempt to execute an inversion by flipping into a bat-like

How cool! Health club executives say they are creating more entertaining workouts, so it’s not just about sweating, but also about having fun. Even if you have a set workout routine, sometimes it’s good to switch it up a little. If you are stuck in a rut and just can’t get yourself to the gym because the thought of doing a spinning or conditioning class bores you, check out your local gym to see if they have any new and fun classes.

Let us know what fun classes you have taken.

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.