Stay Active This Winter with Fun and Unusual Fitness Classes

Stay Active This Winter with Fun and Unusual Fitness Classes

If you're not thrilled about cold weather activities, the winter can mean more gym time, in order to stay in shape. And if running on the treadmill sounds painfully boring, you might want to mix things up. 

Lucky for us, there are always wacky and interesting new fitness fads to try. Maybe you won't stick with them. Maybe you will. Either way, giving these classes a go will keep you moving all winter. 

Here are a few ideas to keep your exercise routine fun and engaging all winter.

Get High at a Climbing Gym

Do you want a full-body workout with a touch of adrenaline? Try indoor rock climbing. Climbing covers everything from your legs to your arms even your core. The sport also offers a chance to be social, as climbing usually involves a partner. No partner? No problem. Try bouldering (climbing on shorter walls where you don’t need a rope) or find a gym with an auto belay system.

Work Your Body at Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a self-defense fighting system used in hand-to-hand combat in the military. Arm yourself with useful skills while you get an amazing full-body workout. Krav Maga focuses on efficient use of strength to protect yourself from harmful attacks. It’s a great idea for those who want to add a little skill-building to their workout.

Hop in the Pool for Hydro

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This water-based circuit workout incorporates timed sprints, aquajogging, and planks on the side of the pool. Hydro is high-intensity and fast moving. It might be too cold for an outdoor swim, but this water workout will have you feeling hot -- you'll burn 400-600 calories an hour. 

 Channel Your Inner Rocky, Virtually 

Boxing was a big fitness craze in 2016. So of course this year, we're taking it to a new level with virtual boxing. The Boxx Method is an online workout program, comprised of 30 minute videos or choreographed boxing sequences that you can follow along with from the comfort of home. 

Play in the Sand 

Pretend you're at the beach with surfboards and sand at this unusual fitness class. Sandbox Fitness combines the resistance of sand with the balance that surfboards require, in a group fitness class that takes place in a giant sandbox. It might sound silly, but it's also not easy. And if you can laugh while you're at it -- even better. 



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