Well, we ushered in another year and now we’re faced with owning up to our resolutions. I think the most popular resolutions are ones designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Did you make any of these resolutions?
Despite initial enthusiasm, many of us abandon our resolutions after a few weeks have passed, and that may be because we lose interest or set some unrealistic goals. To remedy loss of interest, fitness enthusiasts may want to explore group classes offered by many gyms. These classes offer a change of pace from traditional workouts while still promoting weight loss. Here are some fun classes that may be offered at your local gym.
Barre Workout. Inspired by the postures of ballet, yoga, dance, and pilates, barre classes blend isometric exercises with targeted strength training. The workouts are designed to give you strong, lean, and chiseled bodies. Many barre classes incorporate some free weights and a ballet barre. But, the majority of the workout relies on our own body weight and balance.
Spinning. Spinning is an indoor kick-butt cycling class that has tons of benefits. It burns massive calories, improves cardio health, it’s low impact, tones your butt and legs, builds your core, and improves mental strength.
Skyrobics. SkyRobics is an effective, low-impact, healthy fun that combines calisthenics, core exercises, and strength-building aerobics. The benefits of Skyrobics are 68% more effective than jogging and 10 minutes of bouncing on the trampoline is equivalent to 30 minutes of jogging. Rebounding strengthens and cleans your muscles and organs. It also squeezes out toxins and facilitates the movement of nutrients throughout your cells. Bouncing enhances overall coordination, spatial awareness, flexibility, timing, reaction speed, agility, and balance.
TrampoLEAN. Want to bounce your way to a gorgeous body? As the name suggests, TrampoLEAN offers trampoline classes that focus on specific body parts. Target your legs with fun and challenging sequences. Keep your heart rate up by adding a variety of jumps, kicks, squats & more. This program will keep you laser focused & inspire your inner athlete. Proper jump technique is performed during our warm up. Great for all levels of fitness.
POUND Drumming Classes. POUND fuses Pilates, isometric movements, plyometric and yoga-based poses into a 45-minute series and is a full-body cardio jam session, combining easy-to-follow cardio moves with strength training and drumming. You can burn up to 600 calories, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique, all while rocking out to your favorite music.
Hula Hooping. Using a hula hoop is no longer just for kids, it’s become an exercise and dance phenomena. It will help you develop core strength and sculpt your abs, improve your spine strength and flexibility, tones your muscles, works the obliques, plus improve hand-eye coordination and motor skills.
Kangoo Jump. Kangoo Jump is exercising using junky rebound shoes. Kangoo Jumps were originally developed to reduce the impact stress on joggers’ joints. They are advertised as being suitable for the avid jogger, serious runner, or casual health-conscious exerciser, and now you can find Kangoo Jump classes popping up all over the country. Kangoo Jump is shock absorbing, pain-free, and tons of fun. You’ll get an amazing workout that helps tone your legs and derriere.
Bollywood Dancing. Bollywood dancing has many key health and fitness benefits, in addition to those already associated with dance exercise. Benefits are: boosting coordination and rhythm, tone key muscle groups such as the calves and the core, increases oxygen supply, relieves stress, joint lubrication, and it’s fun.
Pole Dancing. Pole dancing offers great isometric and cardiovascular exercise wrapped into one. It boosts your confidence, it burns lots of calories, relieves stress, you’ll become more limber, good for bones and joints, good for heart and blood flow, improves balance, and you’ll sleep better.