7 New Ways to Get Fit Without Running

7 New Ways to Get Fit Without Running

Are you doing our two-week summer slim-down plan yet? Whether you’ve embraced an exercise routine and need some variation, or you’re searching for a fun way to burn calories without hitting the treadmill, look no further! We’ve rounded up the best new fitness classes that burn fat and calories, release stress, and are genuinely fun and challenging to do!

Click through our slideshow for the best new fitness classes to try!

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    Popular for the combination of high-intensity boxing and muscle-sculpting pilates, Piloxing creates lean definition and enhances flexibility. Each 60 minute class is broken up into two sections: the first 40 minutes is filled with boxing and standing Pilates moves, while the latter 20 are spent on a mat, targeting your glutes and abdominals. Celeb fans include Hilary Duff and Vanessa Hudgens. Classes are available in 48 states; the remaining two are coming soon!

    Find a class here!

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    Online classes are great for squeezing in a workout when you’re traveling or just can’t get to the gym. Barre3 (Madonna is a fan) offers monthly streaming memberships along with seasonal recipes and custom workout schedules, while Pilatesology offers more than 350 classes for all levels featuring, celeb trainers such as Mari Winsor (who trains Miley Cyrus).

    Find a class here or here!

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    Themed dance classes have given Zumba some healthy competition as the best way to groove your way to a better body. A new crop of ‘Beyonce classes’ feature choreography from her videos, while others come complete with live DJs alongside club-inspired moves. Broadway Bodies has queen B classes in New York and Los Angeles.

    Find a class here!

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    Tired of your typical bikram or vinyasa yoga class? Aerial yoga combines the same principles of positive alignment, joint decompression, and increased muscular strength from traditional yoga, but achieved while suspending in the air. The suspension releases tension in bones and muscles while aiding flexibility. Gwyneth Paltrow is an AntiGravity Yoga studio devotee, which has locations in 27 states.

    Find a class here!

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    Pound is a dance-inspired workout—with a twist! Pound-goers utilize constant upper body motion with two one-pound drumsticks and light resistance. Expect to burn between 400 and 900 calories per hour. Pound classes are offered in 11 states, and for those who can’t make it in person, they now offer Backstage, which consists of online classes, competitions, and nutritional support.

    Find a class here!

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    Move over spin classes, celebrities like Nicole Kidman are fans of this high intensity, low-impact workout, which keeps your heart rate elevated and tones your entire body. If you spend all day at a desk, rowing is particularly great for strengthening your back. Not all gyms feature rowing classes, but many have rowing machines.


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    Launched by former NHL player Mike Hartwick, SurfSet mimics the experience of surfing, on a revolutionary new indoor board with three different levels of difficulty. The classes are a combination of Pilates and yoga, mixed with real surfing moves that result in a full body workout. SurfSet classes are available at select Crunch Gym’s, through personal trainers, and group fitness classes around the country.

    Find a class here!

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