Crazy Fitness Crazes, Fads, and Gadgets

Nov 2, 2015 | fitness

Admit it, tell the truth, how many fitness gimmicks have you been sucked into? Is there a rusty old thigh master hiding under your bed, or maybe Cindy Crawford’s (high waisted) workout video.  There has been a plethora of crazy fitness crazes come and go in our time, but what is astounding is that some of them actually stick around. Take a look at five of my favourite fitness crazes.

Pole Dancing What is it: Yes you can now make your partner proud! Pole dancing for fitness lessons are available where you learn the moves, strengthen your upper and lower body and get covered in bruises! My favourite pose is called the ‘hello boys!’ One thing is for sure, those women are strong and flexible! And the best thing about pole dancing is you can find poles in many places, even the subway! You have to watch this clip!!!

Karaoke Spinning What is it: A stationary cycling class, where the microphone is handed around the room and people sing along.  I can barely breathe, let alone sing in a spinning class – how do they do it! Watch clip:

Zumba What is it: A type of dance-aerobics combining cumbia, salsa, and samba, mixed with Latin rhythms. Basically shake you booty to pulsating Latin beats! Watch Clip: 

I Gallop – a personal favorite What is it: Simulates horse riding in a bizarre manner. Definitely one to do behind closed doors! It is meant to tone your abs, hips, butt and thighs. You be the judge! Watch clip

A Tribute to the pioneers of the original fitness craze – Aerobics Richard Simmons: 1980s pioneer of aerobic videos, big hair and white tennis shoes. watch clip Jane fonda: Also a 1980’s pioneer of aerobic videos, big hair, white tennis shoes and who can forget those lycra leotards! Watch clip Do you have any fitness gadgets or crazes that you have come across?  I’d love to hear about them.

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