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.
Iron Tribe Fitness
The Iron Tribe started when founder Forrest Waldon wanted to do group workouts with his friends but couldn't find a gym — so he started one in his garage. Thirty-seven locations later, the grassroots, former-CrossFit affiliate's purpose is still the same: to focus on becoming "athletic" instead of just "in shape."
Each exercise during the 45 minutes is based on functional fitness. That means your workout boosts real-life performance, like lifting a heavy box when you're moving or sprinting through the airport to catch your flight. Because of the variation of exercises, such as deadlifts, kettlebell circuits, and running, no two days of the workout are the same, but the camaraderie is. Each class is 20 people or less and each facility is limited to 300 members.
Try It Yourself:
- 20 kettlebell swings
- 20 kettlebell squat jumps
- 3x5 barbell deadlifts
- 3x5 barbell squats
- 1 minute plate push
Complete two rounds
More Info: irontribefitness.com
Credit: Iron Tribe Fitness