Take a Fresh Approach to Fitness.

Occasionally, the biggest barrier to fitness is boredom. Whether you’re making your first trip to the gym or you make it a regular habit, strolling on a treadmill can become mind-numbing, and pushing a dumbbell up and down and up and down can get tedious.

But that’s no excuse for avoiding exercise. These days you have plenty of options for spicing up your fitness regimen. In fact, judging by an annual survey of fitness pros, the hottest trends in exercise are anything but tedious. Here are three of this year’s particularly hot fitness trends:

  • Wearable Tech: Smart watches and fitness trackers have been around for a while, but the tech keeps changing – and getting even more fun.
  • HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training): These workouts keep you thinking with short bursts of intense activity punctuated by periods of rest. You’re always moving, always shifting activity, and never getting bored.
  • Streaming workouts: Want someone to push you but can’t get to the gym or afford a personal trainer? Go online for streaming fitness classes that are high on adrenalin and low on monotony.

If you’re trying to climb out of a rut, take a shot at a new activity. You’ll not only put a new spring in your fitness step, but you’ll also enjoy mental-health benefits: Trying new workouts increases confidence, boosts brain health, and helps prevent memory loss.

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