September marks the end of long carefree summer nights and the return of the same old routine. It’s probably a good time to spice up your fitness routine, especially if you feel like you are no longer making progress with your usual workout.
Fusion workouts combine two or more exercising styles to beat boredom and break through plateaus. You also target several aspects of conditioning in a single session: Calorie burning, muscle toning, core strengthening and much more. Here are five workout blends to try this fall:
Get ready to shake your booty and challenge yourself. This high-intensity workout combines yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics. Traditional yoga poses such as the child pose and the downward dog are combined with squats, jumping and your best dance moves. As busy as it sounds, you will also benefit from the relaxation that yoga provides.
Private and group classes available with Ovida Fitness
Studio Bizz, 551 Mont-Royal Ave. E
Another spin on yoga, this time mixed up with Pilates. Sculpt your muscles, strengthen your core and increase your flexibility with this gentle workout.
Classes available at Mansfield Athletic Club
1230 Mansfield St.
Latin Dance meets pole dancing. Where does the pole come in handy, you ask? It’s your salsa partner! If your goals are to lose weight and to gain strength all at once, this might be just what you need. Have a blast toning-up by following the Afro-Cuban percussions and rhythms.
Classes available at DG entertainment.
3035 St-Antoine St. W.
Spin & Sculpt
Spinning afficionados looking for a challenge, look no more. This dynamic new fitness routine marries indoor cycling with full-body resistance training to give you the balanced workout you have been waiting for.
Classes available at Victoria Park.
376 Victoria Ave., Westmount
This one hour class focuses on improving posture, alignment and back and core strength. The ballet barre is used for balance while you hold poses to trigger specific muscle groups. This graceful workout will engage your mind and body for a well-rounded workout session.
Classes available at Très Studio Barre (The studio is hosting a day of free fusion classes on Saturday September 26)
4371 St-Denis St.