4 exercise trends to try

Some trends are high-tech, and some go back to basics.

One of the best ways to sustain an exercise regimen is to find an activity that appeals to you. And four new exercise trends may pique your interest. They're not age-specific and most can be tailored to your needs. But they do have pros and cons.

1. Circuit training

When people talk about circuit training in 2020, they're probably not referring to working out on a series of weight machines. Today's circuit consists of a series of exercises, set up at separate "stations" in various parts of a large exercise room. "The exercises focus on agility, balance, or strength, and they alternate between upper- and lower-body movements to avoid excessive fatigue in any one muscle group," says Michael Bento, a personal trainer at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.

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