If the only reason you keep quitting exercise is pure boredom, then these 10 quirky fitness classes from around the country might make you want to sweat again.
That’s right — a class inspired by Michael Jackson himself. This is a five-week course at Gold’s Gym where you learn the exact choreography from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” video. That could make for the coolest flash mob ever! Lear more at GoldsGym.com.
A bridge is the perfect setup for several types of exercises, and the Brooklyn Bridge Bootcamp makes full use of it, doing step-ups on benches, push ups on cement walls, leg lifts on the railing, a jog across the bridge and more. Copy their routine at your local bridge or check them out at BrooklynBridgeBootCamp.com.
Do you need to head outdoors for exercise inspiration, but don’t live in a place where that’s always possible? This is the perfect class for you. This class takes place in front of a big flat-screen TV but instead of a show on there it’s you! You’re riding through simulated streets, dirt tracks and more. Read more about it at EveryoneActive.com.
Just as yoga was shaking off its reputation of being for “hippies,” this class was introduced (but we love it!) In Candle-flow yoga, you use props to hold yourself in position for long periods while in a circle facing candles in the center. The flame is supposed to instill a sense of calm. Check it out at YogaWorks.com.
You may have worked with nylon straps in Pilates before, but this is an entire class dedicated to these stretchy tools. You attach the straps to various stable surfaces, and are able to position your body in limitless positions that give you different burns, at different resistances. It looks a bit like trapeze art. Read more at VirginActive.co.uk.
Are you interested in surfing but terrified of sharks, can’t be in the sun for too long and get rashes at the beach? Then this class is perfect for you. The class uses a machine called the RipSurfer X, which forces you to maintain balance as if you were on water, working tons of your muscles at once. Check them out at SurfSetFitness.com.
Find this class at your local Equinox and bring out the samurai in you. In this class, you use samurai swords to perform challenging combinations of strikes and fighting positions that burn some serious calories (plus just make you feel fierce). Learn more at Equinox.com.
Leave it to bikini capital Miami to have this class dedicated to sculpting your arms! This is a 30-minute workout complete with raises, shoulder extensions and so much more. Check it out at DavidBartonGym.com.
Do you love trampolines? Are you ready to take that love to the next level? This class takes place entirely in a trampoline room! You perform different drills and run around on walls and floors (and maybe ceilings if you make it up there) that bounce back at you. Learn more at SkyZone.com.
This Los Angeles class is all about getting a great — you guessed it — booty! The class combines yoga, strength training and tribal dance and lasts an hour and 15 minutes. Wacky clothing and henna tattoos are encouraged. Check it out at ButiYoga.com.
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