We aren’t very far into 2019, but there’s a real chance that some of us have abandoned our new year’s resolutions already or maybe we didn’t even know where to start. Simply buying a gym membership and having to search for the individual will-power to make yourself go often doesn’t cut it. Luckily, standard gym memberships aren’t the only option for getting fit and healthy in the new year. All over St. Augustine, fitness experts, trainers, and coaches have put together workouts and classes that will get you excited to go to the gym. Long gone are the days of hanging out by the lockers, spending a little extra time putting together the perfect workout playlist so that you don’t have to get on the treadmill yet. These fun and interesting local workouts will get you excited to be at the gym.
St. Augustine Fitness
Maybe you’re just getting back into the groove of training or even starting for the first time, and you’re worried about jumping in feet first. This TRX class, with the goal of stretching and feeling good, lets you increase your flexibility through natural movement and stretching. Guided by an experienced trainer, this program is designed for everyone and uses TRX straps to provide extra balance and allow for maximum range of motion. It’s a perfect way to start yourself on a fitness journey in the new year.
Okay, so as the name implies, it isn’t hard to find a fun and funky workout at Funkytown Fitness. If you’re really ready to pump up your fitness routine, though, we suggest hoping on a cycle. This isn’t just your average spin class though, oh no. This cycling class will let you burn calories, sweat, and get super fit – but you’ll be grooving along to some serious tunes while you do it. And keep an eye out for fun theme rides each week.
Give yourself a little bit of a challenge, learn a beautiful performance art, and work on your fitness – all in one! This beginner’s class doesn’t require you to have any previous aerial fabric experience. You’ll be able to progress at your own pace by staying low to the ground, then explore vertical movement while developing your own core strength and learning basic skills. It’s certainly not your average workout.
Florida Get Fit
This indoor and outdoor class mixes traditional body weight with interval and strength training. Don’t be intimidated, though, if you’re just getting into the fitness lifestyle, because this class is designed for anyone to join in. And it’s the perfect class for those who want some structure but dread being stuck inside a gym for their workout. Each class features something new with exciting challenges for all the students.
SUP Yoga Center
Stand-up paddleboard yoga is certainly catching on, and there’s a reason why. Practicing on a paddleboard, anchored in the water, it takes yoga to the next level as you’re forced to be hyper-focused on your balance (otherwise, you know, you’ll be getting wet). It may seem intimidating, but the peacefulness of the water as you move into each position is incredibly relaxing and serene.
For the person who’s looking for a little bit of everything, this is the workout for you. BarreFIT combines elements of ballet, yoga, Pilates, and gymnastics for an unforgettable routine every time. It’s graceful but intense, working on your balance and movement at the same time that it strengthens and gives you a serious workout. It’s all those workouts taken to a whole other level.
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