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Fit Trends for the New Year
It's easy for anyone to see (or hear) that one of the top New Year's resolutions is to get in shape. Whether it is through weight loss or stepping up one's fitness game, people always start out with the best intentions.
Whether you choose to invest in Nintendo's Wii Fit—who would have thought video games could get you fit and trim?—or simply opt to bike to work, some of the best trends of 2009 are sure to get you in to-die-for shape.
Here are some other fitness trends to expect for 2009. Tell me what you think:
* Fusion classes. It's a mix of yoga and pilates (yoga-lates or pil-oga?) that helps you tone and stretch. The good thing is it's designed to give you more of a workout in less time.
* Kettlebell workouts. The American Council on Exercise says these popular Russian dumbells will be all the rage in '09. It might feel a bit like flinging a bowling ball around a room for 30 minutes, but advocates say it's an incredible fat-burning workout.
* Genetic health. Some health experts are beginning to rely on nutrogenomics, a fancy term for a diet plan that relies on your DNA to determine a diet plan fit for you. While I think family history can play a part in determining certain health conditions, I am feeling like this plan might be a little too complicated.
In addition to the Wii Fit—gosh, I love that thing—I am happy to see certain trends, like state laws that require the elimination of trans fats or for restaurants to list calories. More changes like this are ones I can look forward to for the New Year.
Are any of these popular trends on your get-fit list for the New Year?