Focusing on losing fat in just one area is nearly impossible, which is why many trainers choose to combine cardiovascular exercises with strength training.
Here are four up-and-coming fitness trends that give you the best of both workouts.
Forza is a time-tested art form that was once reserved only for the likes of skilled warriors. Developed by Ilaria Montagnani, the workout version of Forza uses samurai sword training to sculpt long, lean muscles and foster a sense of stillness. This intense cardio class is said to burn more than 500 calories per hour.
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More than just a dance class, Pure Barre is a full-body workout that is said to tone stubborn areas and burn fat in just 10 sessions. Utilizing a traditional wooden ballet barre to execute isolated isometric movements, this fast-paced workout is free of jumping, bouncing and other jarring moves. Each strengthening exercise is followed by a stretch to avoid bulk.
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Designed by celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza, the 321 training method targets fat while building muscle. Made up of three cardio segments, two strength-training segments, and one core segment, the 60-minute workout keeps the heart rate up to burn 500 calories. Celebrit moms love it for its ability to banish post-baby bulge.
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Small enough to fit in your purse, the Valslide, created by celebrity trainer Valerie Waters, is an effective way to make exercises that use two or more muscle groups, like lunges, easier. Regardless of your fitness level, the foot-sized plastic gliders employ your core to keep you stable during each move, making your workout more intense, burning more calories and improving balance.
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