STEP­PING OUT

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It can be tough to get mo­ti­vated in win­ter, but these fun group fit­ness classes just might tempt you to leave the house and find your tribe. Look for one in your area!

TREAD­MILL CLASSES Even if you run at a dif­fer­ent pace than your class­mates, no one’s left in the dust when ev­ery­one’s on side-by-side tread­mills. In these classes, a bit like spin­ning for run­ners, in­struc­tors lead a full studio of run­ners through tread­mill work­outs (hills, in­ter­vals, and more) set to up-tempo mu­sic.

IN­DOOR ROW­ING

A once-for­got­ten piece of gym equip­ment—the row­ing ma­chine—is back in vogue. And why not? Each stroke works most of your ma­jor mus­cles and burns mega calo­ries (up to 800 per hour) with min­i­mal im­pact on your joints. Thanks to bou­tique stu­dios of­fer­ing group row­ing classes, now you don’t have to row it alone.

YOGA WITH A BEAT

In a blend of dance class and yoga, some Vinyasa in­struc­tors are set­ting their prac­tices to hip-hop or other up­beat mu­sic for fun and faster-paced classes. For ex­am­ple, Na­masDrake yoga classes in Los An­ge­les are set to the mu­sic of Cana­dian rap­per Drake. At Y7 in New York, yo­gis flow to ev­ery­thing from The Weeknd to Ste­vie Won­der.

LAGREE FIT­NESS

De­scribed by some as “Pi­lates on crack,” Lagree

Fit­ness classes use re­sis­tance ma­chines called Me­gaform­ers for a full-body work­out that em­pha­sizes strength, en­durance, and flex­i­bil­ity. At SLT (short for Strengthen, Lengthen, and Tone) in New York, classes on the Lagree ma­chines are de­signed to get hearts pump­ing and leave mus­cles quiv­er­ing.

AQUA HIIT, CIR­CUIT, OR SPIN CLASSES

Some fit­ness stu­dios are tak­ing ma­chines and moves more typ­i­cally used on land right into the pool. It’s be­cause when you com­plete your work­out while par­tially sub­merged, you get added re­sis­tance from the wa­ter, plus less stress on your joints. —Ni­c­hole Ak­samit

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