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5 Classes Everyone Should Try

I am a big fan of group classes. Now I don't do them everyday, but I do incorporate them into my routine to take the, well, routine out of my workout. Here are my top five classes that I am always encouraging others to check out at least once:

  1. Spinning
  2. Cardio Kickboxing
  3. Boot Camp
  4. Speedball
  5. Tai Chi

Which group exercise class/es make your top five list? Tell me in the comment section below.


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Amander Amander 9 years
1. Spinning (I was so nervous when I tried it for the first time, but now I get such a high from going. The instructors have been great when new people join the class, helping them set up the bikes and explaining how the class will be). 2. Vinyasa Yoga 3. Boot Camp (it kicks my bum every time I go!) 4. Power Yoga
joy8030 joy8030 9 years
I LOVE spinning! The class i went to today at Bally has a way of measuring your resistance. The teacher comes around with this gun looking thing and gives you a goal to reach by the end of the class. It is fantastic! Really kicks your butt. I also enjoy the classes that incorporate cardio and strength. those are always the BEST workouts.
aSLAMMINhottie aSLAMMINhottie 9 years
Aerobic striptease!! My favorite are the lap dance sessions; they're more strength training and toning than cardio, but still soooo much fun! I really don't like kickboxing classes though; I'm a karate instuctor and doing similar moves but with very little power behind them due to the focus on cardio really frustrates me. I much prefer spending 30 minutes doing interval training with a punching bag; the cardio benefits are still there but I can get my karate practice in as well.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i actually just signed up for boot camp through one of my reps here in NYC and i can't wait to start. i'm sure that i'll get great core toning and i'll be beat every day that i go - but it'll be for a GREAT cause!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 9 years
LOVE spinning class! *I was nervous at first too. However, once I got in there I loved it! The atmosphere is great. Its nice, dark, cool and everyone is really supportive. Note... buy a seat cushion.
erinmarie erinmarie 9 years
OMG!! i am the biggest fan of spinning!! i love it so much!! i do spin on Mondays, kickbox cardio on Weds and spin again on thursdays!! i love the workout i get from both of those classes!! plus i go to the best spin studio EVER!!! it is so much fun!!
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
Since I took yoga (in the A.M.) for school credit I have been in love with it. It is the perfect class blinding hard and easy poses and it just wakes me up and gets eerything warm and moving for me. I tend to not talk in the A.M. for a few hours or am sore and groggy, but this really helps me. I want to take spinning too, but nothing is really available in my time slots. Boo!
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Dancing all the way, you dont see time go by. Also yoga(hot yoga has to be fun) and kickboxing.
crystahl crystahl 9 years
ZUMBA! its great.. latin style dance areobics. Fun moves that you can use on the dancefloor! It gets you sweating and your heart racing!
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Cardio Kickboxing Step Aerobics (I know it is old school, but such an amazing workout) Strength training Pilates
michlny michlny 9 years
URBAN REBOUNDING!!! yoga ultimate workout (cross training - cardio and strength) Practice (an athletic boot camp type class) Cardio Kickboxing
klandrach klandrach 9 years
Classes are fun to mix things up! Here are my current top 5 favorites. 1. Hot Yoga 2. Normal (Hatha) Yoga 3. Spinning 4. Pilates 5. Body pump
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
Well, I love taking ballet classes but it's not for everyone. Advanced ballet class is great if you're already a dancer. I also like yoga but it an be a little too tedious at times and I get impatient.
latent latent 9 years
Pole dance fitness ftw!
ER1008 ER1008 9 years
Spinning, cardio kickboxing and yoga are at the top of my list!
syako syako 9 years
renee, the good thing about spinning (at least at my gym) is that they turn the lights off in the studio so you're really not focusing on anyone else but yourself. So if you decide that it gets too hard and need to slow down, no one will notice! :)
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I want to try spinning, but I guess I'm nervous. It looks so hard! One day I'll get in there. I'm not too big on classes usually. I took a cardio kick boxing class once it was okay, the teacher annoyed the hell out of me. My gym doesn't have a ton of classes. I like to do yoga on my own and have some cheesy workout videos I do alone too. When no one is around so they don't laugh haha
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
Cardio Kickboxing. It was so good!
Fit-Mommy Fit-Mommy 9 years
Spinning. One or twice per week. They are my hard interval style workouts each week. The rest of the time I'm outside running, riding, or lifting weights (children).
Auburngirl08 Auburngirl08 9 years
Spinning!!! I limit myself to 2-3 times a week so that I'm sure to cross-train with weights... recently taken up a kickboxing class once a week- really fun!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
African Dance kickboxing Strength training (its like a step class with weights) Yoga I absolutely LOVE African Dance, its the best.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Never tried any of them!
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Body pump! Yay! I love it and got noticeable results with that class faster than any other one!
syako syako 9 years
try a pilates mat class!!
michstines michstines 9 years
you gotta try a trapeze much fun!
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