Creative Ideas That Inspire

Unexpected fusions and inclusive programming give these classes an extra jolt of innovative energy.

By Lisa Quigley
May 3, 2018

TabataRide, offered at various JoyRide® locations and based on Tabata™ workouts, is an indoor cycling class that offers high-intensity interval drills that include 20 seconds of top effort and 10 seconds of recovery, repeated for 4 minutes. This is followed by 1 minute of rest before repeating the cycle. The high-energy, super-athletic classes at this studio are designed to “torch calories and boost endorphins.” In addition, the instructors strive to provide authenticity, joy, humor and positivity.

Bo’s Fitness Camps in Naples, Florida, offers an outdoor fitness and conditioning camp for people of all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness and skill levels. Bo’s offers a three-fold approach to the “camp model”: modifications, timed sets and recovery techniques. The wide array of options are encouraging and safe and designed for each practitioner’s preferred pace. Instructors incorporate corrective exercise protocols to help improve postural alignment and joint function in every session. “We are not just another jumping jacks-push-ups-burpees style ‘boot camp,’” the website declares. “We like to think of ourselves more like a fitness ‘brain camp.’”

Stroller Barre® at FIT4MOM® in the Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, is a 60-minute cardio and strength interval class designed to improve posture, stability and mobility. The choreography is inspired by barre, ballet, Pilates and yoga, and moms participate with babies and strollers in tow! The class helps new moms reconnect with their bodies, increase flexibility and develop the core strength needed for motherhood.

Tru BattleBoxing Express at Bfit Gyms, with locations in Oregon and California, is a high-energy 45-minute class where boxing meets battle ropes. This offering fuses the best of both conditioning classes, incorporating heavy bag work and battle ropes drills. Participants learn the proper way to throw a jab, cross, hook and uppercut. Also incorporated are high-intensity interval training drills with battle ropes that challenge core, stamina and strength.

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Lisa Quigley

Lisa Quigley is the Publications Assistant at IDEA Health & Fitness Association. She considers herself first and foremost a writer. Her love of words and stories inspired her to pursue a degree in English and continue on to receive an MFA in Creative Writing.

During her academic pursuits, Lisa also discovered yoga. Her personal practice was so powerfully transforming that she decided to become a yoga teacher. In 2012, she was certified at the 200 hour level. She spent the next three years teaching at multiple yoga studios throughout San Diego County. As a yoga teacher, she seeks to encourage people to love and accept themselves as they areÔÇöwhile at the same time welcoming opportunities for growthÔÇöso they can feel more at home in their bodies and lead more fulfilling lives.

The position at IDEA Health & Fitness Association allows Lisa to combine all of her interests in one place. She is thrilled to be part of a company who's mission aligns so closely with her own vision and values.

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