Five Fitness Tools that Burn Calories

Ever wonder how to use some of the fitness tools in your gym? Well, Amy Dixon, Equinox Group Fitness Manager in Santa Monica, CA stopped by "Summer Shape Up" to give us the skinny on the coolest fitness equipment that will fight the battle of the bulge. Here are five get-fit tools that you may or may not already be familiar with.

ViPR- (Viper) ViPR is an acronym for Vitality, Performance, and Re-conditioning. The rubber tubing varies in weight between 8 - 44 pounds. You can do any movement with this fitness tool and it will build lean muscle, while shredding calories.

Bosu Ballast Ball - This weighted stability ball doesn't roll away when doing various exercises such as Russian twists, crunches, and any plank variation.

Bosu Balance Trainer- This versatile fitness tool is great for exercises such as push- ups, mountain climbers, and side planks. The Bosu Balance Trainer enhances balance and adds to any cardio or strength training.

Kettlebell- Although the kettlebell looks like a cannon ball with a handle, it's a powerful way to lose weight. In 20 to 30 minutes it strengthens the core, blasts calories, and tones up your entire body.

Water Rower- Even though you're not out on the high seas, using the water rower for 30 minutes will burn up 300 to 500 calories.

All of these tools will encourage you to step off the treadmill and upgrade your fitness regimen. And if you want to continue to get in shape this summer, Amy Dixon has her own line of fitness DVD's that will improve your physique.

















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