Cross-training is the most beneficial way for anyone to stay fit. The muscles need to be shocked and confused in order to gain strength, range of motion, functional ability and flexibility. Equally as important, it prevents boredom and plateaus. It is exciting to mix up your work-outs and try something new. Get out of your comfort zone. If someone asked me what my favorite physical activity is, I would have to say I don’t have a favorite. There is not enough time to experience every activity that I would like so for now, my favorite activities are spinning, step aerobics, strength training, crossfit, pilates, yoga, kickboxing, skating, hydrosliding, skiing, surfing, running, hiking, swimming, zumba and playing basketball with my kids…just staying active. It’s exhilerating!