In the wake of Peloton — which claimed to have sold a bike in every state every day last year — cycling is having more than a heyday. But you don't need to clip in and face the music to get a good workout. It's less about soul and all about the cycle with so many other options at your feet.

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Crossfit, by definition, is not a team sport. It is won for yourself, by yourself. Yet ask anyone involved and you will hear “community” is embedded in its ethos.

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Crossfit founder Greg Glassman has had an epiphany of late, shifting the emphasis of his sport to focus on functional fitness for the aging population rather than grooming the world's fittest athletes. While exercise overall is key to longevity, it's movements like box jumps that have the greatest impact.

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Burpees, for most people, are a four-letter word. Though it's rare they are met with enthusiasm, they're irrefutably an exercise that, when performed correctly, torches calories and tones the whole body. But are they good for aging bodies? That depends who you ask.

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Move aside, spinning. Indoor rowing is an overlooked — and superior — workout. Don't let the comfortable sliding seat mislead you: Rowing can be an intense boost to cardio fitness and weight loss, while also toning muscles and strengthening bones and joints. And the surge of endorphins? You'll thank us later.

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We recognize our devotion to strength training, given how instrumental it is for health and longevity, but confess not all movements are equal. There's one that feels inimitable. All hail the deadlift.

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