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Popular Workouts in 2015

Seems like everywhere we look we see commercials or social media posts about new workouts. How do we know which workout will work best for us?

In this blog post we’ll introduce you to some of the most popular workouts. These workouts are all available in the Los Angeles area, either at gyms or in your own home.


The Zumba craze shows no signs of stopping! Zumba is a dance fitness program with the tagline “Ditch the Workout, Join the Party.” Zumba’s lasting popularity is because anyone of any skill level can participate and the classes have the vibe of a fun dance party. Zumba gives you a total workout, combining cardio, muscle work, flexibility, and balance moves.


Crossfit is “a regimen of constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity in a communal environment[that] leads to health and fitness.” Crossfit can be done individually or in a class setting with a certified CrossFit trainer. CrossFit’s website offers many tips and resources and guidance on the best way to proceed with the program. CrossFit emphasizes community, teamwork, and support.

Boot Camp

Boot Camps use intense interval trainings to build strength and endurance. They are usually 1-hour workouts, led by a trainer. Boot Camp workouts are inspired by military-style exercises, meant to build fitness in a short period of time. Workouts can be held indoors, or outdoors in a park or on the beach; the trainer will adjust the workout to the location, incorporating outdoor elements into the workout.

Insanity and P90x

Insanity calls itself “The Hardest Workout Ever Put on DVD.” Insanity is an advanced workout you can do at home. It claims you can get amazing results in 60 days. Insanity uses Max Interval Training: you work your body at maximum capacity and keep pushing your limits. The P90x DVD program works in a similar way. It calls itself “a complete home fitness system designed to get you in the best shape of your life.” P90x has three different levels, and also comes with a nutrition guide.

We encourage you to research any exercise regimen before starting. Also, talk to your physician before you start any new exercise program.

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Categories: Wellness, Exercise