Not everyone enjoys trudging along on the treadmill or working out at the gym. If you are like us looking for a little adventure from the normal fitness routine, it’s time to try something new. From ballroom dancing to hip hop spin, here’s a look at five haute fitness classes that are sure to get your body ready for the summer.
1 12-Round Boxing Workout
If you are looking for a total body workout, head over to The Ring Boxing Club and sign up for their 12-round boxing class. Boxing is one of the best ways to lose weight fast as you will burn up to 1,000 calories per hour while building muscle tone. It’s a great way to take out some aggression while receiving extreme fitness drill training. You never know who you might see training here. From Boston Bruins players to Red Sox wives, this is one of the most popular gyms in town.
The Ring Boxing Club 971 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
2 Ballroom Dance
Dancing with the Stars made ballroom dancing look not only easy but fun. While we can’t guarantee you will become the next best expert, we can guarantee you will have a lot of fun trying to get there at the Boston Ballroom Dance Center. Sign up for a private class or group instruction to learn the proper techniques, posture and balance needed to perfect the art of ballroom dancing.
Boston Ballroom Dance Center 141 California Street Newton, MA 02458
3 Hip Hop Spin Class
There is nothing quite like an energetic spin class to kick the morning off right and get you motivated. B/Spoke Studios offers hip hop spin classes beginning at 6:30 a.m. The 45-minute class will work your entire body with intense cardio and core work designed around upbeat playlists to keep you energized. There are no membership or initiation fees so you can simply attend a class here with no long-term commitment.
B/Spoke Studios 101 Federal Street Boston, MA 02110
4 Xtend Barre
It’s time to hit the barre, and no, we’re not talking about that kind of bar. More along the lines of an amped up Pilates dance class. The classes at Xtend Barre on Newbury Street combine ballet techniques with flexible motion to improve balance while strengthening your muscles. It’s easy, smooth, energetic and most of all, fun.
338 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115
5 CoreCardio Circuit
It’s time to get to the core of your fitness routine. Grab a bottle of water and a towel and head over to Core Power Yoga on Commonwealth Avenue for a challenging CoreCardio Circuit class. The class starts off with some high energy music and kicks off with high intensity training, including cardio endurance designed to tone your body and boost your metabolism.
Core Power Yoga 1119 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215