Getting fit is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. If you’ve committed yourself to, as the lyrical genius Fergie once said, being “up in the gym just working on your fitness,” you definitely want to consider one of these trends. Here, seven workouts to try this year and why we love them.
Sweat It Out
What It Is: Your favorite group classes available to stream on your smartphone or TV, perfect if you're traveling (or really dislike interacting with people).
Why It's Great: All the benefits of a group workout class, none of the chitchat. More popular studios are beginning to bring their classes online, like Peloton and Ballet Beautiful.
What It Is: A workout that uses small resistance trampolines to tone muscles while also getting your heart rate up.
Why It's Great: For starters, you get to jump on a trampoline. But don't let the fun-sounding nature of trampolining fool you—this workout is hard and delivers serious results. For classes, hit up LA-based LEKfit or Body By Simone (LA and NYC). Or, if you can't make it to one of their studios, both offer streaming classes (two trends in one for the win!).
What It Is: Group fitness classes that teach the basic fundamentals of boxing and combine them into sweat-inducing combinations, all set to a killer soundtrack.
Why It's Great: Supermodels like Gigi Hadid and Adriana Lima love boxing because it helps you get muscle definition while also being an excellent form of cardio. Plus, you'll feel like a badass when you're done. We love Prevail Boxing (LA), Rumble and Dogpound (both in NYC).
What It Is: Yoga, but in a heated room.
Why It's Great: Purported benefits include a faster metabolism and increased mental focus. Plus, the heat helps your muscles be more pliable. We're partial to studios like Y7 (NYC and LA) and Hot 8 (LA).
What It Is: Non-cardio exercises that build muscle.
Why It's Great: Weight lifting boosts your metabolism, helps you keep weight off and even improves bone density. Despite this, many women are still afraid of it. Here's more on why you should definitely start strength training ASAP.