January 2016: It’s not too soon to acknowledge the three dumbest fitness trends of 2016. How could it get any dumber than these?
CrossFit Typical workouts involve carrying an engine block for six miles, deadlifting a dead horse, jumping barefoot off a cell tower, and running from Chicago to Duluth. Many CrossFit “boxes” (gyms) offer membership packages with priority admission to the nearest intensive care unit.
Hot yoga Lolling around a gym in jungle-strength heat and humidity…striking poses…breathing through your mouth to avoid the stink of sweat…none of this is new. But now, instead of earning a “C” in junior-high Phy Ed, you’re paying $100 a pop.
Zumba A typical Zumba class consists of 77% hard-core dancers showing off new Lululemon outfits, 5% chubby women doing half the moves at one-quarter intensity and wondering why they aren’t losing weight, and 2% nerdy guys hoping they’ll get lucky. (Total = less than 100% because many beginners drop out with ruptured eardrums once the music starts.)
Honorable mention: Pole dancing Earlier this decade, experts praised erotic pole dancing as a great way to strengthen muscles and build endurance. We now know that these experts were married guys who frequently visit strip clubs.
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