We scoured the country and talked to dozens of fitness leaders, gym owners, and top trainers to find the most innovative gym classes in America. Whether you want outdoor functional fitness, a tech-driven boot camp that monitors your every move, or a high-intensity cardio routine you can do anywhere, we have your new favorite workout.
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If you want to try these classes in their gym or studio, most are available in major cities and across multiple states. If you instead want to tackle it at your home gym, we’ve also included a sample workout from each class. Now here are the best ways to work up a sweat.
Combine HIIT training, rock climbing, and Silicon Valley tech, and you get Fitwall. The San Francisco-based group fitness session relies on one piece of vertical equipment to deliver a 40-minute total-body workout. The Fitwall itself looks like a seven-foot tall refrigerator shelving unit with foot and hand holds so you can do the entire workout while hanging vertically onto the wall. "I like to call it the Swiss Army knife of equipment," says Clifton Harski, the director of training. "Because you have to hang on the whole time, you get all of the fitness benefits of rock climbing plus the benefits of the actual exercises we do."
Those exercises, which include squats, pull-ups, presses, lunges, and step-ups, are all displayed to you on an iPad hanging above your Fitwall at your station. Every day of the week has its own specific routine, so after all of the monitoring, you can see how much you have improved by the end of the month.
Try It Yourself:
- 30 box step-ups, each leg
- 2 minutes high knees
- 20 pull-ups
- 2 minute wall sit
- 1 minute mountain climbers
- 1 minute burpees
Complete two rounds
More Info: fitwall.com