Stuck running in circles on the treadmill? Try one of these innovative classes to give your body a boost. –Anjelica Michael
What’s the workout?
SURFSET is a cardio workout to gain lean muscle which is done atop an electric surfboard to simulate a real surfing experience.
What’s the equipment?
The board, known as the RipSurfer X®, uses air beneath the board to simulate the surf experience. It makes the body balance and strengthens the core. Resistance bands can be attached to the side of the board for added arm exercises.
“We try to paint the atmosphere of being the sun and the sand. We use the sensation of pushing and paddling through water during the workout,” says SURFSET Master Trainer Jen Frankel. “We take you out of Virginia and try and take you to Bali or Hawaii or the Caribbean.”
One SURFSET workout (60 minutes) can burn between 500 and 900 calories.
Or try some of these other workouts…
Channel the positive vibes around you with KAZAXE (Kah-Zah-Shay), a bootcamp dance-fitness class designed to boost your energy through high-intensity movements and upbeat international music. This workout, uniquely created by Azuka-Bom, is one-hour of dancing while squatting, lunging and twerking. The class is held in a large garage which is completely dark but for small skylights and a colorful lightshow. The teacher and some backup dancers teach from a raised stage in front of the class. Annandale Sports Center, , $6 per-class or $80 monthly for unlimited per month
This is not about working out, but realizing your body’s full physical potential. This two-hour class will teach you the basics of Parkour, an urban activity that involves running, jumping and climbing. Through the intense session you will jump and move your way around obstacles. As you move on, you get the chance to tackle obstacle courses throughout the gym. Urban Evolution (Alexandria and Manassas), $40 per class or unlimited for $140 for unlimited per month
Level 1 Aerial Silks
Ever marveled at the acrobatics of Cirque Du Soleil? Tone up and gain core strength with this aerial class while suspended in the air from hanging silks. Although, gaining strength is not the only benefit, the aerial silks class will also make you more flexible. Each class is one hour in duration, where you will practice climbing, aerial poses and basic holds. These classes are in packages of six weeks to learn all the skills. Polar Fitness (Fredericksburg), $35 for drop-in or $180 for a six-week plan