6 Weird Workouts to Keep You Trim Over the Holidays

Spice up your exercise this season and avoid that extra holiday weight gain!

By Leah Zerbe

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These fun workouts will keep you fit and lean over the holidays.If the thought of burning off excess calories from too much holiday turkey and stuffing by walking or jogging around the block leaves you yawning and opting for a nap instead, it's time to spice things up in the exercise department. IDEA fitness journal recently identified unique workout routines that are sure to keep exercisers with even the shortest attention spans engaged. Use components of these six unconventional training routines to creatively burn off those excess calories around the holidays. We promise you won't be bored!

Backpack Workout
Do a good deed and get your workout out in at the same time! In the "We've Got Your Back" workout, participants fill a daypack with non-perishable food items to make the workout more challenging by carrying the extra weight during a workout. Then, donate it to a local food bank after each session. Start a group in your neighborhood!

FitnessGlo
Rather sweat within the walls of your own home? FitnessGlo is a high-definition, online fitness class that offers an arsenal of exercise classes focusing on cardio, strength, and stretch. For $12 a month, you'll have access to dozens of classes categorized by type of exercise and your personal fitness level.

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