Stuck in a Fitness Rut? Try These New Takes on Classic Workouts
Gets you focused: Try Equinox’s , a pop-up boot camp–style class that incorporates mindful breathing and choreography to challenge your brain. Or book a SoulCycle bike for a majorly head-clearing, mantra-filled sweat session.
Core work: Try a Megaformer class like . Using these spring-weighted, sliding machines adds resistance and challenges your balance during Pilates-inspired strength and cardio moves, making your abs burn like crazy.
Trains those tiny muscles: Try , which uses ballet-inspired moves to target those hard-to-activate muscles. Also try the , which combines dance cardio and weights.
Endorphin high: Try —a high-intensity sesh that uses VersaClimbers, machines that simulate rock climbing—or Barry’s Bootcamp, where half the class is spent on the treadmill and the other is strength based. Or break out a pair of in-line skates.
Tracking stats: Try , an indoor cycling class that shows your rank on a leader board, or , which includes treadmill work, weights, and rowing machines, plus heart rate monitors that track your energy output on screens.
Goal oriented: Try , which offers HIIT classes with fun challenges (think monkey bar traverses and rope climbs). Getting ready for an obstacle course race? This class can help.
You sweat like crazy: Try Yoga Sculpt at (strength training plus flow in a heated room) or (hot vinyasa to hip-hop beats).
Party atmosphere: Try , a high-energy dance cardio class (with a live DJ!). Or give a shot; the music is custom-made to match every move.
Low impact: Try WTRX at , a pool-based class with aquatic training tools; it’s high-intensity and easy on joints. A flat and moderate-paced outdoor hike is also body friendly—and an instant mood booster.
Makes you feel powerful: Bo is a surefire way to feel empowered, and a punching bag is the perfect setup for releasing aggression. , , , , and all offer kick-ass classes.
Builds muscle: Try CrossFit such as (fast-paced weighted moves) or Barbell Club (Olympic lifting), both at Brick gyms. They’ll challenge you with speed and help you get super technical so you can load up more weight and reach new PRs.
Variety of exercises: Try , a HIIT class using barbells, weights, and step-up platforms, or , which uses med balls and dumbbells during intervals. Also good: .
Teamwork: Try . Expect to cheer on your classmates as you run over hurdles, push sleds, and give out high fives in this athletic-training class. Or buddy up for AcroYoga to nail intricate, dynamic poses.