If you’ve been doing the same workout over and over and are starting to feel burned out or uninspired, try these fun workout alternatives! Shameless plug for ClassPass – members have access to hundreds of studios in their city, so you can easily find enough studios near home and or the office to trying something new with every workout.
Bored at the barre? Try the megaformer.
Bored on the treadmill? Try Shred415 or Barry’s Bootcamp.
Classes at Shred415 and Barry’s Bootcamp follow a similar format alternating 15-minute intervals (or 10-minute intervals) of running and strength. Runs are sprint and incline intervals on treadmills, and strength is on the floor with a bench, weight bar, resistance bands, dumbbells, bodyweight and more.
If you love to dance, try yoga.
You’ll get the same long, lean sculpting and the poses sometimes feel as graceful as dancing. Yoga has exploded and it’s not hard to find a studio near you – check out CorePower Yoga, Yoga Six and Exhale Spa.
Mix up CrossFit with HIIT (high-intensity internal training).
HIIT classes often use the same moves you’re doing in CrossFit – lifting weights, rowing, box jumps, kettlebells, etc. In Chicago, Crosstown Fitness, SWEAT Fitness Studios, and the B/X class at Brick (a CrossFit gym with multiple locations in the US) are great options.
If you love weightlifting, try a total strength class.
Kettlebells and other all-strength HIIT classes will work your muscles. In Chicago, check out OTG Bootcamp for kettlebells, CrossTown Fitness‘s Total Strength class or Absolute Strength at On Your Mark Coaching & Training.
Take yoga to the next level with aerial yoga.
A little yoga, a little circus arts, and a really tough workout! It looks difficult, but the instructors break down the moves. Start with a “foundation” class so you can get comfortable on the silks. Check out AIR Aerial Fitness.
Are you adventurous? Try climbing.
If you love climbing, try a ninja gym.
Ultimate Ninjas and Windy City Ninjas both offer adult classes and adult open gyms, so you can try your hand at some of the same obstacles you see on American Ninja Warriors, or that you might encounter during a Spartan or other obstacle course race.
How do you like to mix up your workouts? What are some fun workout alternatives you enjoy?