Some of the best full body workouts

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Getting in shape and improving your health is all about building the right habits and staying consistent for the long-run. Unfortunately, when it comes to food and workouts, that means it’s very easy to feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over again.

If there’s one tip we can share when it comes to health, it’s that variety is the spice of life. Not only will doing the *exact* same thing over and over bore you to death, it will also not get you the results you want. So here’s what you do: you mix it up.

Here are a few different classes and workouts you can do to tackle every muscle group and area in one fell-swoop.

1. Row

That’s right, we’re starting with a machine. Rowing is low-impact, doable at any size and weight, and targets both your upper and your lower body (which is why it’s so exhausting!). It’s been shown to help tone and strengthen the arms, and, shoulders and backs, which isn’t too bad for one piece of equipment! (Livestrong) To get the most out of it, you’ll probably want a try a HIIT workout where you row at different levels of resistance or at different speeds for various intervals – you’ll work up a sweat in no time and can burn as much as 300 calories in just 20 minutes!

2. Pilates

From one pretty fast high energy class to a decidedly more laid back one. Pilates is similar to rowing in that it’s low-impact, and can be done at pretty much any size or weight, but that’s where the similarities end. Now, while you probably won’t lose weight at the same rate as you would in another type of workout, Pilates does leave you longer, leaner, and more toned than workouts like rowing do. It’s all about working with small movements with muscles you typically overlook, and it will leave you feeling sore absolutely every time.

3. Crossfit

From one pretty fast high energy class to a decidedly more laid back one. Pilates is similar to rowing in that it’s low-impact, and can be done at pretty much any size or weight, but that’s where the similarities end. Now, while you probably won’t lose weight at the same rate as you would in another type of workout, Pilates does leave you longer, leaner, and more toned than workouts like rowing do. It’s all about working with small movements with muscles you typically overlook, and it will leave you feeling sore absolutely every time.

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