ClassPass ($60–$119) has made it easier than ever to be active. Once upon a time, we were bound by the gym schedule. No 7 a.m. spin class on Tuesdays? Tough luck. Now, thanks to the app, we have more options than ever. So, which options are Southerners flocking to, and which ones remain most popular in the Midwest? Hint: You'll probably want to grab your Freadan Yoga Mat ($98). Scroll through to find which workouts are most popular in your city!
On the West Coast, strength training and Pilates bring in the biggest numbers. Spinning isn't nearly as popular as it is on the East Coast. Morning workouts are preferred, but they start a little bit later than they do in other parts of the country—7 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. during the week.
The preferred workouts of choice in the South are low intensity. Southerners opt for Pilates, yoga, and the occasional barre class over cardio or martial arts classes. And they like to work out before work: In fact, 6 a.m. classes during the week are most popular.
In the Midwest, yoga trumps Pilates any day. Midwesterners also enjoy strength training but aren't huge fans of spinning. Unlike the rest of the country, Midwesterners prefer to get their weekday workouts in after work. The 5:30 p.m. classes are always booked. On the weekends, it's the 9:30 a.m. classes that fill up first.
While yoga and strength training are big on the East Coast, spinning remains a popular pick in the region. Expect cycling studios to be equally packed weekends and weekdays. However, you won't find many East Coasters in Pilates classes.
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