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Help members feel confident in their swimsuits this summer with high-intensity workouts.

By Jessica Cline
May 23, 2013

The Orange 360 sessions held at Orange­theory® Fitness, in Phoenix, feature treadmill interval training, indoor rowing and resistance training. Classes are open to all fitness levels and are challenging enough for participants to reach their maximum calorie-burning zone. Attendees receive customized fitness assessments to keep them focused on their goals.

The Miami-based studio Belly-n-Kicks™ holds special training sessions focusing on pre- and post-natal fitness. Each 40-minute workout includes a combination of strength training, isometrics, core stabilization and controlled stretching techniques to keep moms in shape.

The New York Health & Racquet Club™, in New York City, claims that its Knockout class will help participants get fit for the summer. This high-intensity course fuses kickboxing, boxing, strength training and other drills into a full-body workout.

A class designed specifically for members with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Fitness for Life helps people with special needs increase their physical fitness so they can better perform everyday activities. The classes are offered at the St. Louis Center in Chelsea, Michigan, and are for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels. The program helps attendees acquire the skills and strength to live more safely and independently.

A class named after the Miami area code, 305 Original, at 305 Fitness in Washington, DC, gives attendees a high-energy cardio dance workout. This class is designed to make participants feel as if they were in the middle of a Miami club, listening to the latest Latin hits.

Students are physically challenged and revitalized through alignment-based movement and smart-foot fitness techniques used in willPower infusion®. Found at willPower FIT® Studio in Denver, this workout helps attendees’ bodies become more functional, integrated, balanced and efficient.

During Beach Workout at Frog’s Fitness in Solana Beach, California, instructors take participants on a scenic outdoor run. Many activities are interspersed throughout the run to give members a mixture of cardio and strength training. Attendees get a taste of stair climbing, squats, push-ups and lunges.

At Pilates People in San Diego, experienced members intensify their traditional Pilates routine with functional fitness moves in Hardcore: Cardio-Pilates. This hourlong class uses the Pilates reformer, weights and other props in a fast-paced routine.

Power 7s, a sequence of seven 1-minute intervals, was designed to keep participants’ heart rates racing while increasing strength. This high-intensity interval class, found at the Manhattan Plaza Health Club in New York City, also improves balance and coordination, according to the online description.

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Jessica Cline

Jessica is an Editorial Assistant at IDEA Health and Fitness Association. She graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in journalism and a BS in health and exercise science. She has a GFI certification from ACE and is working on a Health Coach certification. Jessica is a long distance runner who has competed in half and full marathons. She enjoys running, hiking, walking her dog, horse back riding and any outdoor activities.

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