Try these new group workouts
RUN IN RHYTHM.
Group treadmill classes eliminate boredom by adding intervals, hills, and even strength moves. Check out Shredmill at The Sports Club/LA, Los Angeles (www.thesportsclubla. com), or Tread n’ Shed at Crunch in Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco (www.crunch.com).
Exercise your mind, body, and spirit at once with these new classes. Inten-Sati at Equinox Fitness Clubs in New York melds cardio with yoga poses and meditation to help you build focus, awareness, and the life and body you want while sculpting long, lean muscles. Budokon combines yoga, martial arts, and meditation and is said to be a favorite of Jennifer Aniston’s and Courteney Cox Arquette’s. Available at Equinox in L.A. and New York (www.equinoxfitness.com).
TRAIN YOUR POSTURE.
You’ll get more from any workout and look slimmer all day if your body is properly aligned. TriBody Artwork at The Sports Club/LA combines strength-training, balance work, and stretching to improve posture and flexibility (www.thesportsclubla.com). Posture Break at Equinox teaches proper body position with yoga blocks and props, and even by carrying eggs on spoons during walking lunges (www.equinoxfitness.com).
DROP FAT FASTER You can burn more calories by running on a rough track than you can on a paved surface even if you don’t go any faster; according to Sharon Barbano, a Saucony coach and former world-class distance runner When running on grass, dirt, or unpaved trails, both your large and small muscles have to work hard to keep you balanced.
The more muscles you work, the more calories you burn without working out a minute longer or running a foot farther…