Benefits and Examples of Fitness Fusion Workouts

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If you're old enough, you probably remember back in the olden days when all we really did was run, maybe play tennis and do some situps and pushups. These days, exercise has evolved to include almost any activity you can imagine: Running, walking, strength training, cycling, swimming, yoga, Pilates and so on. We also have plenty of alternative workouts to try like Zumba, kettlebell workouts, and even hot yoga.

So, what does all of this mean? It means we have more choices than ever and it also means we can fuse workouts together, getting us out of that boring old rut and challenging our bodies to go to new and interesting places. Maybe it's time to ditch your usual workout and see if you can create not and exciting routines to challenge both your mind and your body.

What Is Fitness Fusion?

Fitness fusion is pretty much the fitness industry's way of beating boredom when it comes to exercise. No more 3 sets of this exercise and 2 sets of that. No more running for an hour and lifting weights the next day. No more separation of cardio and strength or even stretching and core work. 

Now, we're combining things, sometimes in crazy ways. Forget riding a stationary bike for an hour--why not try cycle karaoke or trying weight training while you're on a treadmill?

Advantages of Fitness Fusion

  • Target a variety of aspects of fitness like strength, balance, stability, core strength, agility, endurance and more, making your workouts more functional
  • Combining moves from a variety of disciplines like yoga, pilates, boot camp, cardio, strength and more keeps your body and mind constantly challenged
  • Keep you from getting bored
  • Challenge your muscles in different ways
  • Provide fast, effective workouts for people with busy schedules
  • Offer new ways to exercise and continually improve your strength, fitness, and overall conditioning

Fitness Fusion Workouts

Tips for Making Your Own Fitness Workouts

Start by alternating completely different types of exercise, such as:

Don't forget to look for fitness fusion classes in your local gym and look for different types of equipment to get new workouts at home, like The SPIDERBANDS workout. Fitness fusion is the perfect way to stay motivated, lose weight, burn more calories and stay on track with your exercise program.

By Paige Waehner, CPT
Paige Waehner is a certified personal trainer, author of the "Guide to Become a Personal Trainer," and co-author of "The Buzz on Exercise & Fitness."