Fitness has now well and truly become the cool thing.
With everyone sharing their ‘gym selfies’ and women swapping heels for runners, it’s clear that the gym is the new club.
But what if you just hate how boring the gym can be?
The thought of 30 minutes on the treadmill is completely uninspiring to you and that’s ok.
But what else is out there?
Well we’ve got some amazing alternative fitness classes that will have you excited (somewhat) to get your sweat on.
1. Aerial dance
Using sheets of nylon called silks to lift yourself up, this class requires you to perform various moves that involve holding your entire body weight.
It might sound scary but like most classes out there, there are classes to suit all levels.
2. Circus workout
This one is perfect for all the big kids out there.
Endorsed by Cirque du Soleil, this class uses modified versions of real circus equipment for a safe but intense workout.
Including tumbling, juggling and trapeze, this is a full body workout.
This is slowly becoming the new it-exercise class.
These classes, which are usually on in the morning are a great way of starting your say with a bang.
Even though you’ll be a total sweaty-Betty by the time the class is over, you’ll have a smile from ear-to-ear after all the fun these classes provide.
If you don’t mind the early mornings, this is a great one to try.
4. Rope workout
This is definitely for those who are looking for a serious hardcore workout.
This class might sound easy in concept but it will leave your muscles trembling, in a good way.
The aim of this is create continuous waves with heavy ropes, using different patterns to give your whole body a good workout.
Again this is not for the casual exerciser, this is seriously tough.
5. Hula Hoop Workouts
Ok, so let’s bring it back down to a manageable level.
Using weighted hula hoops, this is an amazing body toning exercise class that burns up to 600 calories an hour.
Sounds good right?
This is great for those killer abs you may have been wanting and it’s a lot more fun than crunches.