4/11: 11 Life-Altering Trends to Watch for 2011

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FITNESS AS A PARTY: Staying fit now seems more like a night out with friends than grueling workouts at a gym. "We’ve moved away from step classes with fairly limited moves, to group fitness classes that draw dance from all around the world—African, South America, Asia," says Leslie Nolen, president at the Radial Group, a firm that specializes in marketing and strategy for health and wellness businesses. “I think one of the most important developments in fitness is the idea that being active can and should be fun." From Zumba to Bellyfit to Yoga Booty Ballet to Striptease Aerobics to Samba, incorporating dancing, socializing, sensuality, and creativity makes staying in shape feel like you never left the New Year's Eve party.

FITNESS AS A PARTY: Staying fit now seems more like a night out with friends…