The Most Exciting Group Workout Classes to Try ASAP

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to amp up those workouts and shed the last of those stubborn winter pounds. Group training classes are not only an encouraging way to push yourself in a fun environment, but are great for really creating your own fitness tribe—a support system to help you power through. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of 2017’s most innovative group training classes that are sure to shock those muscles and get you toned in no time.

Fitness classes at AQUA in New York
AQUA

AQUA

New York | aquastudiony.com

The AQUA studio is known for their AQUACYCLING classes. While submerged in four feet of salt water, you’ll experience cycling in a whole new way. The water resistance adds a new element to fitness, by putting your cardio and muscular strength to the ultimate test. The most ingenious part? The salt water aids in healing tired muscles.

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CorePower Yoga

CorePower Yoga

New York | corepoweryoga.com

The Big Bang Theory starlet Kaley Cuoco swears by CorePower Yoga (and if it will give us her abs, we will, too). Blaze through these heated yoga classes, some of which go hotter than 100 degrees a class. Challenge cardio and muscular endurance through dynamic flows, postures, and balances. The popular Yoga Sculpt class combines free weights with yoga, set to upbeat music.

Pure barre class with girl leaning over and stretching legs.
Pure Barre

Pure Barre

Various Locations | purebarre.com

These 55-minute classes are sure to tone your derrière. All Pure Barre classes follow a similar flow: warm up, arms, thighs, seat, abs and cool down—but you’ll never experience the same class twice.

Hot PIlates in Caifornia
@myhotpilates / Instagram

Hot Pilates

Los Angeles | myhotpilates.com

Similar to hot yoga, Hot Pilates combines classic pilates classes with heat. Whether choosing an intro class or something a little more advanced, you’re sure to sweat. Class offerings are also pretty unique, ranging from the classic training to Pilates Booty, Sculpt, or Soul, as well as others.

AKT studio in New York City
AKT

AKT

Various Locations | aktinmotion.com

Developed by fitness guru Anna Kaiser, AKT is a fitness obsession for celebs like Kelly Ripa, Shakira, and Karlie Kloss. Designed to include techniques like circuit training, HIIT, dance cardio, and yoga (to name a few), AKT is quickly becoming one of the hottest and most energizing fitness crazes.

Barrys Bootcamp
Barry’s Bootcamp

Barry’s Bootcamp

Various Locations | barrysbootcamp.com

One could argue Barry’s Bootcamp was among one of the original group training trends. This bootcamp’s hour-long intense classes are sure to burn fat, tone muscle, and get your heart pumping.

Fhitting Room group fitness class
Fhitting Room / Facebook

The Fhitting Room

New York | fhittingroom.com

This new luxe fitness boutique is serious business. A class at The Fhitting Room is guaranteed to kick your workouts into high-gear, thanks to  high-intensity classes that combine circuit training with free weights for a maximum burn.

About Kaylia Zancan

KAYLIA ZANCAN is a freelance writer and ACE-Certified Personal Trainer. Zancan trains clients based on a holistic approach to fitness and wellness.