Getting in shape and living a healthier lifestyle is the #1 New Year’s resolution every year, but that’s often easier said than done. The gyms are always packed with people on January 2nd, but by about January 17th, those numbers tend to drop as aspiring fitness buffs settle back into their old ways.
However, there are way more fun ways to get in shape than pounding out miles on a treadmill or hiring a personal trainer. Fitness classes can be an enjoyable way to learn something new, work your body in different ways, and meet new people. Here are a few of our favorite fitness classes to try in 2016.
Bootcamp Fitness Class
This might sound intimidating, but bootcamp fitness classes are one of the very best ways to lose weight, increase strength, and boost your overall health. Rotating instructors will take you through a variety of sequenced exercises that are targeted at specific muscle groups. On certain days, you’ll focus on your upper body or lower body, with lots of cardio every day to burn fat and get your heart pumping. If you’re serious about getting in shape, consider taking a bootcamp class three times per week.
Salsa Dance Class
What could be more lively or sensual than a salsa dance? Our salsa dance class will teach you the basics and you don’t even need to bring your own partner. Many classes run for an hour long all throughout the year and are designed for true beginners. Just show up, have fun, and learn the steps you see at the clubs!
Pole Dance Class
Pole dancing is no longer reserved for exotic dancers working for tips; it’s gone mainstream as a great workout now too! Pole dance classes will teach you basic pole tricks, sexy dance moves, and boost your flexibility and physical endurance. It works wonders for improving your self-confidence and is one of the most fun ways to get in shape. Wear heels, boots, or flats…whatever you’re most comfortable in.
Karate Fitness Class
Martial arts are a great way to get to get in shape and learn self-defense in case you need to protect yourself. Our karate fitness class combines bootcamp style training with karate moves to make you sweat and work every muscle in your body. This is a great class to sign up for athletes of all types of sports to improve agility and reaction time.
Burlesque Dance Class
Have you ever attended a burlesque show and wondered if you could do that too? Well you can if you take a burlesque dance class to satisfy your curiosity and learn the basics. These classes are designed for both true beginners and more experienced dancers in mind. Workshops don’t just cover dance moves and choreography, but also character development, costumes, and production information. You’ll learn how to take these moves and tips to the stage to join a dance troupe, create your own act, or just entertain a loved one at home.
And if none of those sound like your cup of tea, how about some of these other exciting fitness classes we offer at FunSherpa?