Whether you thrive on high-intensity, trying to get your butt in gear for a big event or looking to PR your next race, sometimes a hardcore workout is just what you need. Here are our top picks for the most sweaty, muscle-shaking workouts.
Where: New York
Often called “The Hardest Workout in New York”, Tone House was founded by a former professional athlete and uses the principles of sports conditioning to work your body in all directions. Each workout begins and ends with a group chant to create that team atmosphere that keeps you pushing through the explosive intervals, complete with active recovery periods, velocity training and resistance training. While each class is different, you can expect to try out plenty of “fitness toys” like TRX, plyo boxes and training ropes.
Where: New York
Developed by a former convict who dropped over 70 pounds in 6 months while serving his sentence, ConBody uses bodyweight-only, military-inspired training to get you mega results in little time. While the workout is challenging, you can also expect a motivating, team environment.
Where: California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee
An hour-long class at Barry’s Bootcamp can have you burning up to 1,000 calories per hour, meaning this is one serious workout! Each class is different, but incorporates intervals of treadmill cardio with strength-training using free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and more to work your entire body in different ways.
Where: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ontario
The MADabolic program is based on the M.A.D. Theory, which fuses crazy momentum-based intervals, anaerobic speed and power drills, and durability drills to built stability and challenge your body while working at a more controlled pace. Though its designed to boost your metabolism like crazy, you can also expect better functional movements, improved strength and better cardiovascular endurance.
Where: New York or Anywhere with Booya Fitness
Whether you take the 75-minute class or opt for the 60-minute at-home option, STOKED 360 is a workout that leaves no muscle untouched. Expect circuits of primal bodyweight movement, plyometrics and core work that flow effortlessly into each other and are specifically designed for maximum results. Oh, and your recovery interval is jumping rope. ‘Nuff Said.
Where: Maryland, Virginia, D.C.
Though each movement is done as slow as possible, don’t be fooled – this is one tough workout! The entire 50-minute class takes place on machines which uses spring to provide constant resistance for a low-impact workout that engages every single muscle, often using compound movements for a real burn.
Where: New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Seattle, Texas
Often noted as the most challenging barre class, FlyBarre is a more athletic-based version of barre, with added cardio. You can expect plenty of pulsing and muscle-twitching, all set to heart-pounding music.
This calorie-torching workout uses kickboxing movements to challenge your entire body. After the class of cardio work, bag work and core moves, you can expect a crazy boost of confidence that will leave you wanting to come back!
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