Whether you鈥檙e a cardio queen or love killing it in the weight room, there鈥檚 no doubt that mixing up your workout routine can do wonders for your health and wellness. Plus, adding in a little cross-training or dedicating Sundays to yoga rather than heading out for your long run or crushing your usual HIIT workout聽can keep your muscles guessing and help avoid exercise fatigue. For inspiration on which exercises to give a try based on some of your favorite go-tos, read on.

Barre Warm Up

1. Love to run? Try barre.聽While going out for a jog can be a great way to clear your head and build endurance, the repetitive pounding and stress can be tough on your joints. 鈥淏arre is a great, low-impact way to reduce those effects, while building a solid core foundation and challenging all your small stabilizing muscles that prevent common running injuries,鈥 said Lindsey Bomgren, personal trainer, barre instructor and blogger behind Nourish Move Love. Not to mention, you鈥檒l be forced to stretch, a little something sometimes overlooked by distance runners.

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2. Love spin? Try Zumba.聽If you鈥檙e a regular at spin class, you already know that you love working out to the beat of the music, so try taking those moves off the bike and into this dance class. Just like spin, Zumba is a great way to get in your cardio. But unlike spin class, you鈥檒l get the added benefit of full-body toning, working your arms, legs, core and everything in between.

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3. Love barre? Try HIIT.聽If you鈥檙e a ballet-bod, try your hand at high-intensity聽interval training (HIIT) workouts. Bomgren says, 鈥淗IIT is an effective way to get your heart pumping, while explosively building strength. Plus, it challenges your larger muscle groups versus the smaller muscles typically trained in barre. An added bonus to HIIT is that it works your major聽metabolic聽muscles 鈥 not only improving your聽cardiovascular聽endurance, but also helping burn more calories too.鈥

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4. Love weights? Try pilates.聽鈥淲eight-bearing exercises tend to build shorter muscles that can be more prone to injury. Pilates focuses on elongating muscles, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility,鈥 notes Bomgren. By pairing bodyweight, core-centric Pilates strength training with more traditional weight-bearing strength training creates a more balanced body that is less聽susceptible聽to injury.

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5. Love dance class? Try kettlebells.聽No doubt, an upbeat hip hop or contemporary dance class will have you working up a serious sweat. And a kettlebell class is no different. You鈥檒l still get the added benefit of a full-body workout but you鈥檒l have the option to focus on specific problem areas. Plus, once you get the hang of kettlebell swings, you鈥檒l realize there is still plenty of movement in your workout.

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