Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Get members’ circulation going with some intense circuit training.
At Tri-Lakes Fitness Center in Monument, Colorado, participants thrive in Yo-Bata. This class adventurously combines tabata training, power yoga moves, and cardio and strength training. To make it even more interesting and engaging, participants use bands, bars, weights, steps and sliding discs during this fast-paced, multifaceted class.
Participants of all ages and abilities get motivated in Cardio Core Motion offered at The Studio in Danville, California. The class requires attendees to hold a weighted ball while performing numerous cardiovascular and sport-conditioning moves. This nonimpact class helps people improve their balance as well as their muscular and cardiovascular endurance.
Fitness enthusiasts who work out at New York Health & Racquet Club™ in New York City choose from several heart-rate-elevating options, including Kangoo and High Kicks. The former class incorporates Kangoo Jumps rebounding shoes into high-intensity interval training for an increased cardio challenge. The latter combines dance and kick moves inspired by the Rockettes.
Piloxing, offered at Green Ridge Recreation Center in Roanoke, Virginia, combines Pilates and boxing. This interval class blends power, speed, agility, sculpting and flexibility into a powerful hour. Participants also have the option to add weighted gloves when ready to progress.
Members at PNT Fitness in Long Island City, New York, don’t need to leave class early to go to happy hour. That’s because members indulge in complimentary wine after an intense workout aptly entitled Workout & Wine. This boot camp–style class combines circuits, cardiovascular choreography and weight training. The cool-down and stretch are followed by an optional toast.
Stick Force and Urban Strolling are on the schedule at Urban Active™ Fitness in Charlotte, North Carolina. The former is a cardio class inspired by Irish stick fighting. Participants use a 2-foot stick while moving through core movements. The latter class is for stroller-pushing mothers who want company for workouts in local parks.
Guns is a 30-minute workout that hones in on biceps and triceps at David Barton Gym in Chicago. Also offered is LAB (Lactic Acid Breakthrough), which explores interval training with a focus on muscular endurance.
Where do you go if you want to tap into all three energy systems? Try Metcon3, offered at Equinox in Irvine, California. This full-body, high-intensity metabolic conditioning class increases the efficiency of the metabolic system while improving cardiovascular fitness, according to the facility.
For the latest research, statistics, sample classes, and more, "Like" IDEA on Facebook here.
Have you heard of a creative new class? Drop us a line and share the buzz. Send an email, a letter or a fax detailing the class. We’ll be publishing your ideas in upcoming issues. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mail: 10455 Pacific Center Ct. | San Diego, CA 92121-4339 | Fax: (858) 535-8234
© 2013 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.
IDEA Newsletter Sign-up
|Extreme Interval Training
In this course you'll learn goal-focused intervals and over 50 dynamic exercises and drills to create extensive and intensive training formats.
|Cut to the Core
This is a raw, unedited video filmed live at the 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention™. Cut to the Core is packed full of core-focused exercises that aim to improve the way you look, feel and live.
|September 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Plyometric Training
This continuing education quiz is an in-depth look at plyometric training. Plyometric exercises—jumping, bounding, hopping, arm pushing, and catching and throwing weighted objects such as machine balls—are movements that involve rapid eccentric and concentric muscle actions.