You hear about people wanting to get in shape all the time. You also hear people saying, “I want to look like Beyonce!” or “I wish I were as ripped as the Rock!” because, let’s face it, most celebrities have private trainers and make a point to look their best whenever they step into the public eye.
The good news is, though, that some of the very same resources celebrities use to stay active and looking great are also available to you! Some of them you’re probably already familiar with – Soul Cycle and CrossFit come to mind – but if you’re looking to try something new, maybe one of these will interest you instead:
Barre might just overtake Zumba as the most popular dance-based workout! The Bar Method combines ballet with core conditioning, yoga, Pilates, and weight training. If there isn’t a Bar Method class near you, Physique 57, Cardio Carre, and Barre 3 are all variations of the Bar Method and will work you just as hard.
Barry’s Bootcamp has been voted “the best celebrity workout” in several different publications, and it’s well-earned considering each class burns about 1,000 calories! It’s high-energy and action-packed, set to a playlist to make the time go faster. Every session is different, but they all incorporate guided treadmill runs, resistance training, body bars, and kettlebells, so you’re moving from activity to activity instead of the same thing every time. Pricing veers towards the expensive side depending on the package you choose, starting around $15-$24 per class. And who knows? You might end up working out next to a Kardashian if you choose to try this one!
Designed by a Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer, piloxing combines Pilates and boxing and can burn up to 900 calories in an hour-long class. Sessions focus on torching fat and sculpting muscle, building you a sleek physique. It’s pretty affordable, too, at $10 a class, and a widely available across the United States and even in Europe.
A mix of shadow boxing, strength training, and jumping rope, Aerobox works every muscle group in your body to work against gravity, all while increasing endurance, power, coordination and strength. There’s a reason it was dubbed “the most savage and serene fitness experience on the planet,” after all. The Aerospace High Performance Center in New York also offers classes such as Aerojump, Aerosculpt, and Aeroimpact, which are just as grueling and just as effective if you’re looking to get your heart pumping.
If none of these feel right to you or you’re looking to switch things up even more, feel free to check out the rest of the top ten here!