Overindulge? You’re not the only one — get that holiday gut to the gym and with a little dedication you’ll be beach bound in no time at all. But if you’re tired of the gym or you just want something different, try any of these top 5 out-of-the-ordinary workouts. Whether you want hardcore Russian kettlebells or the serenity of the ocean, there’s something to get you back into shape and ready for that bikini before you can say Martin Luther King, Jr.
1 Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Laguna
You've seen them when you're sunning and you dodge them on your boat, but if you give stand-up paddle boarding a try, you'll see it shreds your core and burns calories in a setting you just can't get at the gym -- the Pacific Ocean. Just you, your board and the ocean (well, there's wildlife, too) and after a few sessions, you can see why celebs and sun-worshippers alike are all working out on the water.
Various locations including:
Fusing together two of the hottest workouts out there, YAS is a combination of yoga and spinning (get it?) that'll give you an athlete-level workout that busts your butt, legs and stomach. We won't say it's easy, but if you want results fast, the combo of yoga and cardio will get you there before anything else.
291 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
3 Stiletto Shimmy
Lose your inhibitions while you lose that winter weight at Stilleto Shimmy, where the instructors will show you how to strip or belly dance your way into a new body and a new mindset. There's also a burlesque-inspired workout that'll get you pin-up ready in no time at all. So work that pole and soon you'll be shedding more than just fat.
1779 Newport Blvd. 2nd Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
4 Kettlebell Camp
If it's good enough for Spartan warriors and the secret service, there really is something about kettlebell training that works. With nothing more than two weights, you can transform your body. Results like gladiator-like strength and a completely ripped body are common, but don't think you'll turn into a bodybuilder. If you want to get rid of that gut and get every muscle worked, get lifted at this boot camp.
Various locations, visit www.thebodywarehouse.com
5 Code Pink Boot Camp
Staying in shape doesn't mean boring classes and the same gym routine every day. Boot camp with Code Pink is a fun way to stay in shape or get fit with a group that's encouraging and energetic so you can get through the workout without losing your spirit. The popular classes push without pushing too hard and you'll see results while you share in the fun and the sweat.
Various locations, visit www.codepinkbootcamp.com