Unique workouts to break the monotony of yoga and spin class

Voguish gyms and studios bring trendy workouts to NoVA to help you achieve your summer body goals.

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Sometimes, the motivation to wake up early and workout makes you want to continuously press the snooze button and oversleep. Even when you get going in your workout, the same energetic pop music bumping at your spin class can leave you feeling like you aren’t moving along in your workout. After a hundred or so Downward-Facing Dogs, you begin to think “namaste” at home. Ditch the yoga mat, and challenge yourself this summer to a workout that not only makes you break a sweat, but also break your repetitive workout cycle.

Ninja Warrior Training

NoVA Ninja and Crossfit Loudoun offer intense obstacles and training that will make you wonder how the competitors of American Ninja Warrior make it look easy. Obstacles such as balance beams and wobble boards heighten and hone your spatial awareness while training your body to maintain balance. We don’t think about grip strength in our daily workout, but obstacles that resemble extreme monkey bars actually aide in lifting heavier weights and help us become stronger.

Trampoline Fitness

Trampoline parks are the perfect destination for children’s birthday parties, but Flight Trampoline Park in Springfield  offers fun, intense trampoline boot camp classes for everyone who wants a little nostalgia in their workout. Not only does this workout strengthen your joints, but it increases your lung capacity and has shown signs of reducing stress and depression. Your lymphatic system is stimulated during the workout, causing a natural detoxification that slows down the process of aging. Who would have thought that the hours spent jumping on trampolines as a kid were so good for our bodies?

Pole Fitness

Pole fitness boutiques such as Doll House Pole Fitness and Diva Fit are popping up throughout the area. Not only does pole fitness chisel your core, it tones your arms and legs while increasing your flexibility through lifts & tucks.

Aerial Yoga

Even if you can’t bear the staleness of your yoga class, you’re not quite ready to give up your favorite Shavasana (corpse) pose. That’s OK, because Sky House Yoga and Spark Yoga can give your yoga class new life via a hammock 3 inches off the ground. It works your whole body and boosts flexibility like regular yoga, but also improves the digestive system to heal digestive-related issues and helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Plus, aerial yoga improves memory and releases hormones that improve mood and well-being. Time to hang up the yoga mat and buy a hammock.

Boxing

Boxing boutiques are packing a punch in every city, especially NoVA’s TITLE Boxing Club and UFC Gym. A favorite of Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss, boxing kicks your heart and lungs into shape and rewards you with strong, lean muscle. By training like a boxer, you can burn up to 900 calories in a 30-minute workout, letting you knock out that workout in the ring.

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