For the past 2.5 years, Times health reporter Giles Bruce has been trying out new workouts in Northwest Indiana — so you don't have to.

Bruce, the self-proclaimed Times fitness-experimenter-in-chief, has attempted CrossFit, an early-morning boot camp in the middle of winter and seemingly every form of Yoga imaginable. By no means a fitness buff, Bruce aims to give you an idea of what each workout is like for the average person.

In chronological order, here are 11 of Bruce's favorite fitness routines he has done for The Times. And if you have a workout you would like him to try, contact him at giles.bruce@nwi.com or 219-853-2584.