Summer is fast approaching and I need to ramp up my workout routine. We have a family wedding coming up and I need to look presentable. In need of a little inspiration, I decided to see what the celebrities are up to. After all, they look amazing and surely they have access to the latest and greatest. Here’s a little taste of what they are doing:
TRX Suspension – this is a form of suspension training that uses straps allowing you to use your own body weight and gravity to create a total body workout. This product was designed by a Navy Seal for athletes, military and fitness pros. I am none of these things, so let’s keep looking.
Barefoot Running – this is supposed to be healthier for your feet. Not only does it sound painful, but I am reasonably sure it will mess up my pedicure. So I will just say “no” to this one.
Ping Pong – Apparently Ping Pong clubs are popping up all over Hollywood and beyond. In fact, there is a well-reviewed club not to far from me. They serve fabulous pizza and craft-brewed beer. Um…maybe I better skip this one.
Yogalosophy – this is a mix of traditional yoga mixed with toning exercises. I am confused by this. I have taken yoga on and off for years and I thought toning was just a natural part of the process. How in the world does one do sun salutations or a downward dog without using ones muscles?
Piloxing – According to it’s creator, Viveca Jensen, “PILOXING uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing moves into a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout, guaranteed to whip you into shape, using a class format that’s both fun and challenging”. Frankly, it sounds a tad sadomasochistic to me. Let’s move on.
Soul Cycling – this activity combines indoor cycling with inspirational coaching. They are kidding, right?
Kangoo Jumps – just go on-line and look at these ridiculous things. Enough said,
Hula Hooping – I actually love this idea. Just can’t seem to get my hips moving enough to hold up the hoop any more.
So, I guess I am right back where I started. Let me just lace up my shoes, grab the dog leash and head out into my neighborhood. There are so many benefits to walking. No club fees, I get to exchange pleasantries with my neighbors and I can even swing by my local Starbucks for a skim latte halfway through my walk.