December 12, 2014 3:53 pm

Who wants to get fit in 2015? According to the Marist Poll, 44% of Americans vowed to improve their fitness in 2014, and the numbers are expected to rise for 2015. If you’re looking to shrink your waistline and pump up those arms in the New Year, check out these innovative products that can help you to achieve your goal.


The kettlebell workout became a trend a couple of years ago because of its ability to build strength and endurance in the lower back, legs, and shoulders. The workout received some backlash, however, because kettlebells tend to be expensive, and as you get stronger, you need to purchase additional heavier kettlebells. The Kettleshell transforms regular dumbbells into kettlebells by attaching a handle, saving you money and space. The Kettleshell weighs about 4 pounds and it is made in the USA. You can purchase it here.

Surfset Fitness

Hangin’ 10 has the reputation of being one of the most physically challenging activities. Surfers are known for their impressive strength and balance, as well as their bravery in the face of skyscraper-height walls of crashing water. If you want to get the workout of a surfer, but don’t want to risk it in the water or travel to a prime surfing location, Surfset Fitness might be for you. Surfset Fitness involves exercising with a surfboard on a raised platform, imitating the feel of the ocean. The Surfset Fitness board uses rotational core training and isometric instability to build a long, lean, surfer physique. Classes are held all over the United States, and the board is available for purchase here.

Butt Board

2014 has been the Year of the Butt, and that probably isn’t going to change any time soon. For a workout targeting your glutes, quads, inner thighs, and other lower-body muscles, look no further than the Butt Board. It assists with squats and combines resistance bands and push up handles for maximum results.  Portable and lightweight, the Butt Board is convenient for home and travel. You can buy the Butt Board here.

Ballroom Dance Fitness

Fitness enthusiasts are always on the lookout for a workout as intense and efficient as it is fun. Dancing is considered a fun activity that also burns calories, but Ballroom Dance Fitness intentionally combines dancing and exercises for a hybrid workout that whips you into shape and lets you show off your moves. Ballroom Dance Fitness is an at-home DVD set featuring Cha-Cha, Swing, Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, and Waltz moves for a fun workout. By adding light weights, BDF works the brain, heart, lungs, and muscles for a fast-paced, low-impact cardio workout. Sean Forhan, inventor, won the Inventor of the Year award at Inventors Showcase at the ERA D2C show in September 2014. Ballroom Dance Fitness is available here.

Metabolic Master Switch

Certain foods, like celery, are said to burn calories if you eat them. Other foods, like almonds, avocados, and acai berries, are said to be “super foods” because they provide high amounts of essential nutrients. Some diet pills promise secret ingredients that are proven fat burners. But, have you ever heard of foods that will work your muscles for you? Scientists at the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences may change how we see nutrition though the development of a molecule that triggers a conversion process which turns muscle glucose and fat into energy. Known as AMP-activated protein kinase, or AMPK, this “metabolic master switch” is activated through exercise. Ideally, the AMPK-enhanced foods will help patients with metabolic disorders and the elderly. Although scientists are still in the development stage, they are optimistic for this innovative nutrition and fitness breakthrough.

Make 2015 the year you achieve your fitness goals. Innovative workouts, exercise gear, and nutrition products can assist you with your New Year’s resolution and take you one step closer to the lifestyle you’ve been striving to live.

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Do you know of any more innovative fitness products?

Please Note: With the exception of the Butt Board, the products mentioned in this article are not InventHelp client inventions.

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