5 Effective Excercise Classes that will Keep You Coming Back for More

5 Effective Excercise Classes that will Keep You Coming Back for More

Going to the gym can be boring and stressful for most people. You aren’t in good physical shape, you don’t like working out, you don’t have time, and you don’t really know what to do. This can all lead to a less than pleasant gym experience, but thankfully there are fitness classes at the gym that keep this in mind. Many gyms offer these exercise classes free or low-cost to gym members, and you can bring a friend along. Best of all, you don’t have to choose just one so you never get bored with your workout.


Spinning aerobics done with the use of a stationary bike. This class is designed to get your heart rate up and your quads, hamstrings, and glutes slimmed down. If sitting on a bike and listening to an instructor tell you what to do doesn’t sound inspiring to you, it’s because you have never been in one of the classes. Loud, upbeat music blares out of the speakers and motivational phrases are thrown out each time the instructor tells you to change speed or resistance level. These are changed often so that you can maximize your workout and stay motivated and into the task at hand. Spinning burns roughly 600-1000 calories per hour and is great for people with leg or ankle problems. You exercise at your own pace in this class and each one lasts roughly an hour.


Yoga isn’t just popular in the gym, it has become one of the most popular classes around the world. This centuries old workout routine is said to be great for the mind, body, and soul and it is also great for people who don’t like fast-paced workouts. Yoga teaches you to control breathing while you maintain physical poses. It also helps you increase flexibility and range of motion. It is one of the best ways to improve total body strength, but it only burns around 200 calories per hour. If you want to add in a more intense workout try Bikram Yoga, which burns around 600 calories per hour and has more demanding movements.

Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio Kickboxing classes showcase both boxing and aerobics for a high-intensity workout that burns around 550 calories for each one hour session. You do not actually have physical contact with anyone during the boxing portion of this class. This class is designed to improve your total fitness while you have fun and learn a few moves that could help you defend yourself. You get a total body workout and cardio all in one, but this really should only be done by people who already have a decent level of physical fitness because it can be very demanding.


Zumba is the latest fitness craze and it can be done at home, the gym, and it’s even offered in some churches’ recreational rooms. This intense dance class combines Latin rhythms with easy to follow dance moves to create a fun workout. There are different intensity levels and the classes incorporate elements of strength training to help you burn a whopping 800 calories per hour. Zumba is one of those classes that makes you forget you are even at the gym and it helps you to lose weight as well as tone up at the same time.

Body Pump

Body Pump is a weight lifting class used to strengthen the body. This class combines weight room exercises using a barbell with aerobics movements. The results are burning around 600 calories per hour and getting some weight lifting in, too. The weights help to shape your muscles as the aerobics give you a cardio workout. This is another one of those classes that pushes your body to its very limits, so keep your physical fitness level in mind when doing it.

While there are other fitness cases offered at gyms that are fun and challenging, these are the five that are most offered and most sought after. They keep people coming back tie and again because they are fun and they actually do get you into shape. In just one hour you can enjoy your time at the gym and have a truly meaningful workout. For maximum results (and to keep yourself entertained) try different class each night you go to the gym. Most people attend the gym five nights a week anyway, and these will be the best way to make that time fly by. Plus, your body won’t get used to one routine and you can maximize your workouts that way.


  1. Treen Goodwin says

    wow these as sound awesome , i really need to exercise more , the older i get the lazier i am getting lol thanks for sharing

  2. I really enjoy my Water Workouts at the local pool.

  3. lncleslie says

    I would l9ve to try a spinning class!
    I wouls also like to try Hot Yoga, I enjoy Yoga and hear its a great class!

  4. I would love to try spinning some day, looks fun!!

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