Working out can be tough, especially if you're not feeling inspired by your exercise routine. These 5 hot new fitness classes are about to change all of that, turning exercise into something you actually look forward to doing. These high-intensity classes are great for getting in shape while still enjoying the process. Who said exercise had to be boring?
Yoga-lovers get excited, because TRX is the latest craze when it comes to meditative work that will still kick your butt. Designed by US Navy Seals, this workout craze utilizes two ropes that suspend from the ceiling to help you stretch deeply.
You've probably seen these bell-shaped weights hanging around a gym floor or two, but did you know that there are now entire fitness classes that focus around using them as a main exercise prop? Kettlebell classes will help tone your butt, stomach, and upper arms — the three areas that could always use a little work.
Spinning has been reinvigorated and reinvented in the past few years, and we couldn't be happier about it. Soul Cycle and a plethora of other gym schools incorporate the likes of high-energy music, ceiling bands, and hand weights, turning spinning to a high-intensity workout that will leave you dripping with sweat.
If you've ever been jealous of a dancer's body, then taking a barre class may be the way to go. Inspired by ballet training, these intense classes help stretch, tone, and strengthen every part of the body.
5. High Intensity Interval Training
High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, as it's better known, pairs intensive exercises with short breaks to create an exercise routine that challenges the heart rate and helps shed pounds quickly. The intensity level of your workout is completely dependent on how hard you push yourself, so having a positive attitude and lots of energy will take you far in this class.
What are some of your favorite new workout trends? Tell us in the comments below and join the conversation all month on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by sharing your thoughts by using #makeithappenmay! See you soon guys and keep kicking butt!