Creative Ideas That Inspire
Keep fitness fun for all ages with these invigorating classes.
At multiple locations throughout the country, Equinox offers
an indoor cycling experience that combines video game technology and visuals to create a competitive and interactive ride. There are two class options available—
which aims for maximum calorie expenditure, and
suited for cyclists who focus on distance and endurance.
John Garey Fitness in Long Beach, California, offers
which alternates intense cardio bursts on the trampoline with high-intensity, strength-building intervals. Set to an energetic soundtrack, this class encourages participants to test the limits of their endurance.
The Refinery in Portland, Oregon, provides a fitness opportunity for boys aged 9–15 and girls aged 10–14.
The Power Play
teaches kids to build strength, increase flexibility and develop agility. The program provides a safe space for kids to push boundaries and test their own power—away from the video game console.
Bags + Dance,
offered at Everybody Fights in Boston, combines bag work with choreographed dance moves set to fun music. Dancing teaches rhythm, enhances coordination and increases muscle memory—essential skills for a boxer. On developing the class, creator Cassie Brown tells a local blogger: “I like making movements believable. So I’d watch George [Foreman III, founder] and mimic what he was doing. I realized how smooth it could be.”
Yasmin Yoga in Montreal offers a mindful way to begin the day with
Ayurvedic Yoga Flow: Morning Ritual + Smoothie.
The class includes an energetic practice that incorporates Ayurvedic principles, as well as journaling, breathing exercises, self-massage and meditation. To top it all off, attendees receive a freshly made smoothie at the end of class.
Paws Fitness in Santa Monica, California, offers an opportunity for participants
their dogs to stay fit with
New Paws on the Block.
The program incorporates cardio and strength training, to build agility and endurance, and provides obedience skill training as a bonus.
At Brooklyn NYC Sports Center in New York, roller skating meets fitness in
With options for basic skill development, high-intensity workouts or roller dancing, the program provides something for everyone. “Being in the gym or running on a treadmill gets redundant and boring after a while,” says fitness instructor Tanya Dean on the facility’s website. “But you can start roller-skating at any age and do it for the rest of your life.”