Creative Ideas That Inspire

by Judy Meyer on Sep 23, 2015


Learn new tips and tricks from these fusion classes.

YogaFaith, taught at Edge Fitness in Puyallup, Washington, is a faith-based yoga class that aims to integrate mind, body, spirit and soul. Classes focus on exhaling the chaos and clutter of everyday life to create space and wholeness. The donation-based classes include various styles of yoga and are open to all levels.

At Power Sculpt Fitness in Chicago, members enjoy Cycle TRX® Challenge. Participants start the class with cycling intervals, then make a quick transition to a variety of Suspension Training ® activities to burn extra calories.

Held throughout the world at different locations, Daybreaker® gets bodies moving at 6:00 am. Revelers freestyle dance and get their heart rates up before most people get out of bed. The different pop-up locations are announced via Facebook and Twitter.

Transformer W/ DISQ, offered at Crunch Fitness in Burbank, California, includes a wearable equipment system known as the DISQ, a retractable pulley system worn around the waist and feet. The device allows each wearer to adjust the resistance level according to his or her needs. The 45-minute class mixes cardio with strength moves for a personally tailored, total-body workout.

At Brooklyn Zoo, members take on King of the Jungle to get a taste of the types of art forms offered at this Parkour-style facility. Located in New York City, the class introduces such freestyle favorites as trampolining, tumbling and tricking.

Helping your team win is the motivation behind SWERVE Ride in New York City. Located at SWERVE Fitness, each indoor cycling class is divided into three groups. State-of-the-art tracking technology measures the energy output for each group during the 45-minute class, and participants follow along as their team racks up points. At the end of class, individual stats, such as calories burned, are emailed to each participant.

Pilates H2O, offered on Biscayne Bay in Miami, combines standup paddle boarding with Pilates. The 75-minute workout consists of 30 minutes of paddle time and 45 minutes of Pilates, with each segment taught by an instructor who specializes in that discipline. Participants bring their own paddleboard or rent one for an additional fee.

Created by a life and fitness coach, Shrink Session™ combines cardio with mindfulness and is offered in various locations in Los Angeles and New York. Instructors use the power of mantras to strengthen positive thinking and intention, while at the same time using cardio dance, toning and kickboxing.

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Judy Meyer

Judy Meyer IDEA Author/Presenter

Judy Meyer works in the publications department at IDEA Health & Fitness Association. She has a degree in literature/writing and has worked in the publishing industry for more than 15 years. Her interests include hiking, reading and alternative medicine. She is certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner and a Reiki Practitioner.