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Great workouts that help to get a fit and sexy you

Updated on July 28, 2015
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How Exercise Benefits Me

Thinking of shedding those extra pounds here and there? I bet some of you are dying for that and I know this is somehow an issue of you and…me? Well, I must admit that I was, but I don’t think that’s the issue of mine at this very moment…

Before everything, I mean before we are here to find out how exercise would do us a great favor to shed our pounds off, please have this in mind though, we tend to overlook the role of nutrition most of the time when the real fact is that it does affect our progress of losing weight. Yes, we have to be well consumed with not only the good but right nutrition before the exercises could actually do their parts...

Couldn't be convinced about the statement above? Well, don't worry, I would have this to share may be in a later time.

Now, forget about the nutrition first in this hub and let's find out what are the great exercises that would help you and me to get fitter and sexier…

I must admit though, exercise not only helps me to get fitter and sexier, but transforms me to a healthier me and improves my mood and appearance at the same time, and of course, I have gained back the self-confidence and the positive mind ever since I have committed to these exercises.

Take this note however, it’s important to use the proper form and technique when you are doing any exercise as it will not only really shape and tone you up but avoid the risk of injury, bear in mind always that the quality of the workout is much more important than the quantity of the workout.

So, let’s dig out some of the exercises here that would get us fitter and sexier in no time…

Swimming

Do you know that swimming is an incredible great sport for toning your body? As you might already know that it increases our lung capacity while we are doing all the laps and strokes in the pool, it works actually almost all our muscle groups.

Though, my friends around prefer exercise on land rather than in the water...yes, I understand that for those who has that so-called water phobia, it's really not that easy for them to be persuaded. I am lucky enough though as I did conquer it and enjoy it much since then.

Yes, why not? Swimming is quite a low impact exercise as it does not strain your bones and joints, it is not only a great exercise to build your core strength, strengthen your cardiovascular system, improve your posture and endurance but burn away your body fat, improve your shape and build your energy at the same time...

So, swim on, you would be surprised enough to see a toned and sexy triceps of yours after a two months' swimming program.

Yoga

Do you believe that by doing yoga itself would make you fit and sexy? Somehow, it adds also a little mystique to your personal...sounds great huh? Yes, of course, and it does create a buzz actually...

Different yoga poses do us great results to our different parts of body...whichever parts you want to be transformed, yoga does help.

Yes, regardless the sexy butt you have always wanted...those toned, sexy and sculpted arms you have been dreaming on, and the dreaming of the perfect midriff, sexy obliques...hey I wonder if all these ever attract you to fall in yoga.

Trust me, if you are aiming for strengthening your core, achieving a great abs and be in the form of fit and sexy, yoga surely could be one of your choice!

Dancing

Not your option?

I know, I truly know that not everyone feels comfortable with dancing, especially those who are just like me previously convinced much that I got two left feet and no sense of rhythm...well, it's time to persuade yourself now as you would find out that not only it releases yourself, having fun but in the mean time, tones and shapes up your body and get a fitter you. And surprisingly you would find you too can dance so well actually in the end...at least hands and legs can finally co-ordinate with the music...haha, I am actually referring myself...

However, there are different types of dancing out there, sometimes it’s just so hard to choose just one. I mean…you can always get involved in those that you enjoy much. Be it the salsa, hip-hop, cha-cha, mambo, jazz, belly-dancing, zumba or pole dance. Of course, there are still many more out there, I am just listing out a few here that I have learned before to share with you. Hmmm...I bet u are wondering much now how such dancing can make us fitter and sexier, well, before you are being convinced, they really do.

Salsa

Hmmm… it’s performed to a fiery, faster tempo, high-energy and full of fun. If you are familiar with the mambo, a merger of Swing and Rumba, well, it’s a peppery version of it that laced with steps from other Latin dances.

So, what's now? Let's get loud of course!

Let's Get Loud

Cha-Cha

It’s a must style to know, you know the reason huh? Yes, it’s the all time favorite Latin dance. It’s a happy, carefree and party dance. The music tempo is usually 110 to 130 beats per minute. Trust me; you would love it once you get the move.

Belly Dance

What you can see from the performance is a form of dance characterized by sharp, rolling movements of the hips and abdomen. Yes, somehow it’s so sexy and so feminine especially with the costume on.

You hear the tinkling sounds?

Ok, what's next?

You are aiming for the sexy, fit body, aren't you?

So? Shake your body, roll your hips then.

Pole Dance

I bet this is a dance that you should not miss. However, some of us may have such a misconception towards pole dance. Hmmm...well, kinds of indecent, undignified…

No, from now on, throw away such unhealthy mindset, you have got to believe that it’s actually a graceful dance that combines dance and gymnastics, so it’s an excellent form of exercise and performance of course.

Pole dancing classes are popping up in many fitness centers nowadays as it's not only a fun but physically demanding form of exercise that can make you feel fit and sexy at the same time.

So, as long as you can access to a pole, enjoy yourself and enjoy the health benefit of pole dancing especially girls and ladies out there.

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Hip Hop

Hey, I bet you all know what hip hop is huh, yes, it’s a popular dancing that originated in African-American communities during the late 1970's.

I included this in the list as it too can be used to strengthen our thigh, glutenous, calves and other muscles in our legs and arms.

Best of all, it puts less of an impact of our feet and knees so we can do it in order to give our body a new way of working out.

So, never ever underestimate the power of hip hop baby, it actually does enhance our body sculpt by the famous moves of breaking, popping, gliding moves, etc., surprise?

Aerobox

Love throwing punches? Kicking?

Oops no, don't get me wrong! No fighting for sure and it's definitely not a fighting in the ring!

Hey, but what's that then?

Well, look into this, yes, Aerobox, an intense cardiovascular workout involving choreography based on boxing movement like punching, kicks, jab, sparring, skipping rope, quick jumps etc., in short, it's a mix between boxing and aerobic that arises in the United States which provides value added to the aerobic exercise and improve benefits of their practice. It is performed as an aesthetic movement, where the mark is in the air.

Sounds challenging? Well, what you need to do is feel the beat enjoyably; and you will feel totally energized to get through the workout, yes, just go with the jab, punch, cross, kick, hook and round house kick...

See? It works almost on your arms, shoulders, legs, abs and butt.

Enjoy The Move

Try these, and trust me, you would have your dream fitter and sexier body in no time...and don't forget this always as you enjoy the moves, they move away your stress and bad mood at the same time and the most important point is that, you might find surprisingly and amazingly that you would gain your confidence without any of your realization.

So, move your body!

Which exercise you prefer the most to get yourself fit and sexy?

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    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Hahaha...so cute you are Ken, well...better than none huh I think...take care anyway...cheers!

    • KenWu profile image

      KenWu 

      6 years ago from Malaysia

      I'm an exercise freak.... but the problem is I restricted it to my fingers only :)

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks ExoticHippieQueen, glad to see you here and leave me your comment, appreciate much...

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      ExoticHippieQueen 

      6 years ago

      I think I could skip the pole dancing, but everything else seems doable! Thanks for the helpful tips.

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks so much Steve, glad to see you here and leaving me your kind words that give me the power to carry on...really appreciate much...have a nice day...regards...

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      Infopedia 

      6 years ago from Worldwide

      Hey again Injured lamb.

      A very nice hub you have here I must say - informative and well written in your own unique way!

      You have given some great reccommendations for people who want to exercise, swimming is one of the very best going, works the cardiovascular system and all the bodies muscle in a low-impact way (before I start rambling on....)

      Good job and keep them coming!

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Wow, that's very great of you...thanks for taking the precious time to leave me your comment here Kris, and I love the saying very much..."Sweating is Sexy...."...cheers!

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      Kris Heeter 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      Great hub! The best thing people can do is find one of these things they like. If they find something they like they are more apt to stick with it!

      For years, I hated to exercise and then I stumbled upon Jazzercise - a dance aerobics class that's been around for over 40 years. I was great for me because I didn't feel like it was exercise and it certainly wasn't boring. I later became certified to teach it now teach it. I love it because women of all ages take our classes - very intergenerational:)

      We have wall hanging in the bathroom at our Jazzercise fitness center that we all love - it says "Sweating is Sexy". :)

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Wow, that's great jacqui, love to know that you are looking into aerobic classes...thanks for the comment and voting, be blessed with love...

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      jacqui2011 

      6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      I like the look of that aerobic box. I am 46 and looking for a fun way to exercise before that middle aged spread catches up with me! I really enjoyed your hub. Very informative. You have inspired me to look into aerobic classes in my area. Voted up and interesting.

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Oh you are really a nice lady that made my day...appreciate your comment much meow48...you take care too ya.

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      meow48 

      6 years ago from usa

      thankyou for sharing this hub, it makes an old lady like me even want to try it, hee. and thank you for the follow, take care.

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for visiting and leaving me your precious comment Susan, glad to know that you enjoy the pilates much...be blessed Susan...

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      Hear Me 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Florida

      Great Hub! I actually have just started pilates and am finding it quite enjoyable and low stress on my back and knees.

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Give me five Derdriu, so you are a member of my group huh...keep swimming and dance regularly...and well, the yoga that keep us flexible, happy and healthy...thanks for leaving me your notes...appreciate much...cheers!

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Many thanks to you Brian, hope you enjoy the reading...best regards...

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks Melinda, glad to hear that you don't have any cellulite problem because of taking exercise, thanks for the voting and following, exciting to await for your next visit…cheers!

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      Derdriu 

      6 years ago

      Injured lamb: Thank you for the excellent, fun ways to keep in shape and maintain or lose weight! Access to a swimming pool, a regular dance routine, and a regular yoga schedule keep me happy and healthy.

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      Brian Burton 

      6 years ago

      Really enjoy fitness hubs. Thank you for sharing so many ideas.

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      plinka 

      6 years ago from Budapest, Hungary

      Dance really helps if you make it regularly. And yes, when I went swimming several times a week, I didn't have any cellulitis problems. Doing excercises is also good to maintain inner organs and mental health. Useful hub, voted up!

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks whiteorchids, glad that you enjoy and support the pole dance which really benefit us much...appreciate your sincere comment...cheers!

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      whiteorchids 

      6 years ago from Tropical Paradise

      Anything that happens to do with dancing or pole dancing for that matter is right up my alley. Pole dancing is not a bad thing and it's funny how people look at it as taboo. It is great for your stomach muscles, balance, and coordination. Enjoyed the hub, thumbs up! :)

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Really glad and lucky to have such a great encouraging friend here to give me the support whenever I need...give me a five uban, thanks for having you in my hubbing life...

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      6 years ago from Lagos

      What else can i say but amazing! A wonderful, excellent, useful and informative piece. Bravo

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks cresentmoon, hope you stay and enjoy the dancing...cheers.

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      Cresentmoon2007 

      6 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      I found that dancing helped me slim down the most out of all exercises I tried.

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks acaetnna, yes you would enjoy it much for sure...cheers!

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      acaetnna 

      6 years ago from Guildford

      Well done, what an informative hub. I really must have a go at the pole dancing!!

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Hi Sambooeyful, glad to see you here...thanks for leaving your kind words here...have a nice day.

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      Samantha Treadway 

      6 years ago from Morrisville, NC

      Love your Hubs! I'm very much into fitness. Keep em' coming!

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      @Cloverleaf, thank you so much...your comment really give me a great encouragement...hope you enjoy your dance class...

      @Ingenira, thanks for the support...hope you enjoy my writing...

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      Ingenira 

      6 years ago

      Dancing is great for keeping fit while having fun at the same time ! Great hub!

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      Cloverleaf 

      6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi injured lamb, what a great upbeat hub to read first thing in the morning!!! I'm ready for my dance class now! Perhaps I should cha-cha around the office this morning and get my co-workers exercising too :-)

      Awesome hub, voted up!

      Cloverleaf.

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks SummerSurf, I bet you enjoy your surfing much, well, I always wish I could try surfing...but I know I would never dare to try...

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      SummerSurf 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the suggestions... We can't forget that exercise doesn't need to be boring and u have highlighted some fun ways to get fit. Surfing is fun exercise too :-)

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Love/hate relationship with your treadmill? Oops, that's too bad...lol...but somehow we really have such mixed feeling with it always...appreciate your comment miccimom, have a nice day.

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      miccimom 

      6 years ago from U.S.A

      I for one loved this hub. I take Salsa lessons, and wow what a work out! I am always looking for other ways to excercise. My treadmill and I have a love/hate relationship! Thanks! :)

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks Pamela, Zumba class? oh, that's must be very fantastic...may be you can share your joys with us once you start your plan...have a nice day!

      Appreciate your comment breathing, you really encouraged me much...thank you.

      Hi SubRon7, glad to see you here...yes, JLo is great and so are the women, how I wish i could make it with high heels...lol...thanks for your precious time to leave me an encouraging comment...it's my pleasure to become your follower...have a nice day.

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      James W. Nelson 

      6 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Good job, Injured Lamb. In reference to Jennifer Lopez's video, I think JLo is one of the most beautiful women in the world. The other ladies weren't bad either, and to do those dances while wearing high heels.

      And thank you for reminding people that diet and nutrition is so very important to lose weight and feel fit. And thank you for the follow.

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      Sajib 

      6 years ago from Bangladesh

      This is awesome. You did a great job. I like this kind of hub. Also you have explained it beautifully.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from United States

      I like your suggestions, particularly about dancing for exercise as that makes exercise fun. I was talking Zumba classes for a couple of years and I plan to get started again. I enjoyed your hub.

    • Injured lamb profile imageAUTHOR

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks fashion, hope to see you back always...

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      fashion 

      6 years ago

      Informative hub.Very interesting tricks to be slim.

      Well done

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