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4 Exercise Classes to Try Now

By Virginia Laird

This is the time of year gyms begin to beef up the classes offered. With everyone still in New Year's resolution mode, there is sure to be a crowd in many of the classes made available. If you are new to the scene, don’t let a crowd keep you from going. You may be wondering where to begin or what classes are the most exciting. I have included a few of my personal favorites below, along with a couple on my list of things to try.

Spin (Cycle) Class

All the rage surrounding spin class can spark anyone’s curiosity. It did mine. After successfully completing my first class, one I was sure I would not like, I found I was ready to go back for more spinning. This class was exciting! Using a combination of climbs, sprints, and jumps while adjusting the resistance of the stationary bike, the instructor leads the class through a trying leg and cardio workout. If you are looking for something new and challenging, this class is worth a try.


Yoga is a class which offers a peaceful setting. Its slow pace allows you to let go of your cares. This class teaches a variety of meditation techniques along with poses to strengthen the core of the body. This is a class I was uncertain about. After completing the first class, I wasn’t sure I got a great workout. A few hours later, my body telling me otherwise. I now turn to this class for extra toning. It rocks!


HIIT is high intensity interval training. This class is relatively new to the workout arena. However, it is gaining ground and becoming one of the most popular to date. This is not a class for the faint of heart. Only serious exercisers need try this class. HIIT can resemble a class such as boot camp but is slightly more intense. It is geared for those who want serious results. This is not a class I have tried yet but is on my to-do list.

Body Pump

Body pump uses a combination of weights and cardio to provide a strength training workout while building endurance. This class seems to be one of the more demanding exercise classes in the gym. Many who take this class do so looking to improve muscle tone.

Now is the time to begin trying classes to help get you in shape. Trial and error is the only way to truly know which classes you will love. Good luck and be ready to sweat!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.

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