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8 unexpected fitness fads

Surfset Fitness

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3. Fake surfing

Surfset Fitness relies on an exercise machine in a surfboard costume, called the RipSurfer X. It’s like a surfboard attached to a frame tricked out with balance balls that mimics a board on the water. The workout looks pretty strenuous, combining yoga moves, strength exercises and cardio routines all on a small wobbly surface. But it just seems so depressing; who wants to trade salubrious sunshine and an ocean breeze for fluorescent lights and the notorious malodor of other people working out in close proximity?