Well hello there, 2018! With a new year comes the inevitable desire to become a new you. We’re in complete and total support of this desire too because in this day in age, too many people are swapping healthy lifestyles for ones of convenience and laziness.
While nutrition is really the key to a healthy body and mind, regular exercise definitely helps also. Now, if you’re one of those people who get really bored with regular gym workouts, then we encourage you to give fitness studio workouts a shot.
Not only are the classes led by certified professionals, it’s also a great way to meet new people and introduce a social element to your workouts. Trust us, you’ll be more likely to commit to a fitness routine if the workouts are more fun for you and if you’ve got a solid support team in addition to that. Without further ado, check out some of our favorite fitness studio workouts that you can try this year.
Burn Fat Through Barre Classes
Have you ever dreamt of becoming a ballerina? If yes, then a barre class might just be the perfect class for you. Barre helps you trim excess fat from your body by targeting your largest muscles. Through focusing on large muscles, you force your body to incinerate more fat since they require more energy to maintain.
Additionally, this also increases your body’s metabolic rate, which means increased post-workout fat burn. As an aerobic activity, barre has a ton of fat blasting power, but what a lot of people love about it is the way it dramatically boosts your core strength. Every movement in a barre class requires an engaged core, which means a stronger and tighter mid-section in addition to improved posture and reduced back pain.
If you’re new to working out, don’t worry! Barre is great for any fitness level and has modifications to allow those who are just starting out build a sturdy foundation of strength.
Ply Your Way to Fitness at Pilates
There’s a reason why so many people are in love with Pilates. Many men and women have seen their bodies transform right before their eyes with this core strengthening fitness studio workout. Created in the early 1920’s, Pilates was originally a workout designed for men and athletes to develop long lean muscles while building increased abdominal and back strength.
We recommend Pilates to people who are looking to prevent injuries and manage back pain, precisely because this exercise targets core muscles. If you think about it, you actually use your core all the time (walking, bending over, sitting up in a chair or even standing up), which makes your core the origin of your strength.
Given this, it’s not surprising that Pilates also helps improve your coordination and balance since these physical aspects are managed by your core strength as well.
Jump Your Way to a Fit Body
We’ve always loved spending hours on end on the trampoline as children, so we owe an extreme debt of gratitude to whoever it was that decided to turn jumping on the trampoline into workout. Who knew that a trampoline was such a versatile workout tool?
Just half an hour will your heart rate rising and your muscles burning, which means you’re essentially killing two birds with one stone (aka strength training and cardio at the same time). Trampoline workouts are also great for people who suffer from joint problems because it decreases the impact of your movements by up to 40%.
If you don’t have joint problems, what does this mean for you? Well, it means that you’ll be able to push your even harder than a regular workout because it’s actually our joints and start to feel pain and fatigue first, not our muscles.
Here’s a bonus: trampoline workouts actually improve your performance at other workouts! This is possible because bouncing works the atypical muscles in your body and requires movements that you don’t usually perform in everyday life.
Get Stronger with Power Yoga
Let us start off by telling you now that if you want to relax, practice mental peace and enjoy tranquility, then power yoga isn’t for you. However, if you want to improve flexibility, strengthen your body overall and improve posture, then power yoga is definitely something you’re going to want to try.
This fitness studio workout is faster paced than traditional yoga and will test your stamina. If you want to improve your posture, then we recommend this workout for you as well because the asanas of power yoga have been shown to improve bone structure and, in turn, posture. You’ll find that the backaches will start to decrease and your upper body’s form will start to improve as time goes own.
Additionally, the faster and more intense pace of power yoga promotes effective weight loss when coupled with a calorie-deficit diet. It’s also worth mentioning that power yoga improves cardiovascular circulation and can even assist in the de-clogging of blocked arteries while lowering cholesterol levels. All in all, yoga is a great workout for your overall health and wellness.
Try Out TRX Suspension Training
If you’re looking for a powerful training program to try at a fitness studio, we can’t recommend TRX Suspension Training enough! This workout will really get your entire body working on every possible plane of motion, which means it can complement almost every single type of goal-based training out there.
For example, whether you’re training for a marathon or just trying to hit a new PR for weight lifting, there are TRX workouts that will help you reach those goals. Another great thing about TRX is that it really doesn’t take much time at all.
While circuit training or regular weight training at the gym can take up to an hour or more, you can get a fantastic work out in with TRX in just 20 minutes. The best part for us is that you only need one piece of equipment to get a killer whole-body work out in.