Pure Barre: A 55 minute low impact full-body workout created for woman to target the problem areas: hips, thighs, abdominals and arms. The class involves a lot of small targeted movements with free weights, floor work, and positions on the ballet barre. Although the movements are small, your muscles will be shaking and you'll feel a burn like you've never felt before. I'm fairly new to Pure Barre, but from the small amount of classes I have taken, I've become completely obsessed. I absolutely love the flow of the class and can't wait to take more. Check out the website to find a location near you. A single class is only $22 and an introductory four class bundle is only $40!
TRX: Another great low impact full-body workout that focuses on balance, flexibility, and strengthening the core. TRX is perfect for any age and fitness level because every movement can be adapted to increase or decrease resistance depending on how much you want to challenge yourself. The classes use the TRX suspension trainer where each person has there own set of ropes and works against their bodyweight. With the ropes, you complete moves at different angles and positions to strengthen and tone. Your muscles will be sore immediately after the class ends! Check out their website to find a trainer or facility near your. Prices vary depending on location, but a single class is typically $25 and like most workout classes there are great deals for buying packages.
Equinox Mat Pilates: Mat Pilates is an amazing full-body workout that strengthens and stretches. Mat classes are offered at a number of gyms and Pilates studios, but I am a huge fan of the classes at Equinox gyms. The best part of Pilates is its focus on core strength and its emphasis on the quality of each movement rather than the weight or number of repetitions. Unlike yoga, the class moves a little faster but it still has a relaxing side. When you join an Equinox gym, you receive a complimentary 55 minute session on the reformer but mat classes are offered regularly.
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