If you’re like me, you’re always looking for new fitness routines to try out because, let’s face it, the same old workout gets boring after a while, both for you and your muscles. With 2012 fast approaching I’ve got three workouts you can try that will breathe new life into your normal routine and maybe even help you stick to that New Year’s fitness resolution for once.

The Masala Bhangra Workout

If you’re a big fan of Zumba, like most people, then the Masala Bhangra workout is right up your alley. The Masala Bhangra Workout is an Indian-dance based fitness program, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels, that introduces high energy Bhangra and Bollywood dance movements in an easy-to-follow fitness format. Just like with Zumba this workout burns tons of calories and helps to tone in the process.

The Bar Method

Looking to create a lean, firm and sculpted body, look no further than the Bar Method. According to The Bar Method’s website the workout creates a “uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body by combining the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics, the body-elongating practice of dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy and the intense pace of interval training into a powerful exercise format that quickly and safely reshapes and elongates muscles.” With the Bar Method you’ll be beach ready in no time!

Rock Climbing

This one is a little outside the box, but definitely one that will help shake off that workout boredom and achieve the results you want. With rock climbing you don’t have to be super strong to do it, climbing is largely about technique, not how many pull-ups you can do. Rock climbing engages your body and forces you to use all of your muscles especially your arm, leg and core muscles which are problem areas for most people. Wondering where you can rock climb in the big city? No problem, start at an indoor climbing facility—with the growing popularity of the sport, you’ll find climbing walls at many YMCAs, health clubs, and even universities.

You can also check out GirlTrek, a non-profit organization that supports our women’s efforts to stay active.

What workouts will you be trying in 2012?

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  1. I really want to try Rock climbing!!! I can’t find a place in the DC area though.

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