Working out on your own can be lonely, creating the potential to lose interest and motivation over time. Here are four new fitness classes to try this year that are sure to keep you going back for more:
Boxing. Forget about having to jump in the ring for this full body exercise — many gyms and studios focus on the no-contact style. This intense workout will improve overall fitness through moves that increase your agility, coordination, balance, endurance, speed and power. Be sure to wear clothes that you can jump and lunge in.
Barre. This ballet-inspired workout is designed to build toned and lean muscles. It features a combination of postures that use a barre to balance while performing small muscle movements with high reps. Prepare for class with toe grip socks and yoga attire, like the Denver Hayes 100 wash yoga legging from Mark’s.
Mixed format. Try a hybrid format, where multiple workouts are mixed into one class. They usually combine strength training and cardio, making a hybrid one of the most effective ways to burn calories. Make sure to dress appropriately for the types of workouts you will be doing, especially if the styles of exercise are completely different.
Spin. Group cycling is popular for a reason — you ride in a group setting that every fitness level can benefit from. Classes can be offered at your local gym or spin studio. Wear attire that’s best suited for moderate impact.