14 Trendy Workouts You Can Do for Less
Spring break is just around the corner, which means it's time to shed some pounds before breaking out the bathing suit. Fitness classes are a good way to keep up morale while working toward a stronger, healthier physique, but some trendy workouts can cost more than a month's membership at the local gym. Instead, look at these 14 budget-friendly alternatives to popular fitness trends, such as bodyweight exercises, low-impact workouts, and butt-kicking self-defense, that can be combined with tactics that can keep you pumping.
Between Ronda Rousey's recent astounding loss and Conor McGregor's continued smack talking, mixed martial arts has raised interest in other combat sports involving striking and grappling. Ryan Gosling practices Muay Thai, and even Ashton Kutcher practices Jiu Jitsu. Boutique boxing studios offering heavy-bag work set to high-tempo music have sprung up around the country, but it's possible to get a boxing fix at home. YouTube hosts a variety of exercises for beginners, such as the "Ultimate 20-Minute, In-Home Boxing Workout" from NateBowerFitness.
New yoga styles that aren't just about controlled flow sequences and slow breathing are attracting a following. Playlist Yoga in West Hollywood offers group yoga classes with hip-hop playlists, and Buti Yoga is all about sexy, fast-paced yoga sequences. Workout hounds curious about these new trendy yoga styles can tune in to YouTube for videos such as this Buti Yoga playlist.
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