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5 Hot Workouts on the Horizon You Have to Try

There are some hot workouts headed our way that have exercise buffs everywhere excited for the direction fitness is heading. From taking your yoga practice airborne, to giving your connective tissues some love, to working the pole, the industry is coming out with new ways to improve your body through fitness. Whether you have heard of these hot workouts yet or not, you are going to want to take note, because soon everyone will be talking about them.

5 Hot Workouts to Try

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Find your willpower and grace with this hot workout.

1. willPower & Grace. Short on time? Get your high-intensity cardio and mind-body workout all done in one hour. Reiki follower and barefoot-training expert Stacey Lei Krauss’ willPower & Grace combines full-body cardio and the barefoot method to strengthen feet for a stronger and more stable stance. It also retrains your lower body to correct imbalances in the ankles, knees and hips.

“I teach my instructors to create a unique willpower experience that positively influences people for hours and days after class,” Krauss says. “Willpower is your ability to make change, beginning with your power of thought. Grace is elegance of movement; it’s how we land on our feet.”

As a beginner, it is recommended to practice willPower & Grace two to three times a week for two months so that the body can adjust. Krauss says you should be sore after class until your body settles. After that, once or twice a week to supplement your regular workout routine and maintain the progress you have gained is sufficient.

What to expect: After a barefoot warm-up, class begins with 20 minutes of flexibility and strength training, followed by half an hour of high-intensity cardio. Ninety eight percent of the willPower & Grace classes consist of the same choreography each and every time. This helps the movements become part of your reflexive motor pattern to improve performance in all areas of your life.

What you’ll need: Just your little bare feet!

Where to find it: You can find a class at select 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, The Sports Club/LA, YMCA and private studio locations. There are also willPower & Grace DVDs available for home use.

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3 Comments
  1. Vicki says:

    Rolling pins, tennis balls, and your little water bottle as pain-relief tools:
    http://wishfit.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/common-household-items-you-can-use-for-pain-relief/

  2. Never heard about these workouts. Very unusual and seems to be easy and fascinating. Thank you for great ideas! 🙂

  3. Vicky Avey says:

    Both Pole fitness and Barre are taught at Embody Pole Fitness in Corona, CA and Anaheim Hills, CA. These classes totally ROCK! For more information visit http://www.embodypolefitness.com