When we think of exercise, we often think of waking up early for a run or hitting the gym, which sometimes can seem downright boring!
Thankfully, exercise is a lot more than weights and cardio—it can be any activity that gets you moving and your heart pumping. And lucky for you, we’ve got five brand-new fitness trends you have to try with your vina-crew!
Who didn’t watch The Little Mermaid and wish they could be part of that world? Mermaid swimming incorporates the physical benefits of doing laps with the fun of wearing a tail!
A quick google search of mermaid swimming in your area will bring up introductory classes you can try (make sure to ask beforehand if the tails are provided).
If some of your goals include getting in shape and making a contribution to the world, we recommend trying out plogging, a combination of jogging and picking up litter.
This workout can be done by picking up garbage during your run or simply dedicating 10 minutes after your run to do so.
Giving back to Earth while also giving back to our bodies—what a win-win!
Fun fact: While log rolling is usually seen in Saturday morning cartoons, this is actually a sport. Log rolling involves two competitors fighting to stay on a log the longest with the winner getting bragging rights.
Unlike the other entries on this list, this activity is harder to find unless you live in a city where lumberjack lessons and shows are common.
AERIAL HOOP & YOGA
Aerial yoga is basic yoga with the use of a hammock, while aerial hoop uses a hoop, of course. However, both tend to fall in the acrobatic category and are simple variations of exercise you’ve probably done before.
This workout is offered in specialized gyms, studios, and the circus. Just be careful; the risk of injuries are higher with these workouts.
As seen on social media (and a recent episode of The Fosters), goat yoga is exactly what it sounds like: yoga with goats. Soon to become another cult fitness-trend, goat yoga can be found in any major city or farm.
While the idea of goats jumping around and nibbling on things sounds less than relaxing, various studies have shown the health benefits of being around animals. Plus, goats are super cute.
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