Pumpkin Spice Up Your Workout
While everyone is adding pumpkin spice to everything this Fall, you can spice up your fall workout by trying a new gym, a new class or finding a new motivation to get active.
Fabulous Fall Fitness Finds in the Pike District
Z SWEAT DANCE AND FITNESS
4834 Boiling Brook Parkway
If your workout doesn’t make you happier, less stressed, and feeling like you’ve had a night out on the town with friends, then you haven’t tried Z Sweat Dance and Fitness. Don’t mistake the disco lights and neon décor for an 8th grade dance, this workout is serious business. This fast-paced Z Sweat workout party will have you sweating and toning, but isn’t that “Z" idea? Your first class is free, and you can drop-in the party for the cost of a cocktail.
12077 Nebel Street
Dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells… oh my! This group fitness class uses weights and cardio to give you a total body workout. Described as less extreme than CrossFit, 202Strong will have you hitting the weights and feeling the results. Insider tip: You can work in a workout during lunch here because they have showers and products to have your “strong” contained to your muscles and not your smell. $79 buys you unlimited classes your first month.
5544 Randolph Road
If you haven’t given reformer fusion pilates a try, now’s your chance. You can join this month for just $9 and you can try your first class free. The reformer might look like a medieval torture device at first glance but it actually a great tool to build flexibility, muscle tone and core strength. Club Pilates gives you the opportunity to go to other classes nationwide for travelers or commuters.
Pike and Rose
Perfect for the mom or mom-to-be, FIT4MOM meets at Rose Park at 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for Stroller Strides & Stroller Barre classes. They begin with a warm-up before traveling the center and incorporating strength, cardio & flexibility through their branded Stroller Barre and Stroller Strides workouts. How’s that for double duty! Speaking of doodie, no worries about fussy babies or taking time out to take care of that diaper, the class is set up so that moms can get their workout and keep their baby entertained. After class there are structured playgroups for the kids and social time for moms. Your first class is always free.
KENNEDY SHRIVER AQUATIC CENTER
5900 Executive Boulevard
Strap on a deep-water belt and try out this cardiovascular exercise with no weight-bearing stress. If you think working out without weights is easy, try water resistance. Great for cross-training or rehabilitating a lingering injury. You can buy deep water belts at the pool for $20.