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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.