High 45 – Mile High Run Club
Since I’m a runner, the High 45 at Mile High Run Club is my all-time favorite class. With 45 minutes of interval running on the treadmill, this high intensity class will set you at 5-6 miles by the end. Much like the atmosphere of a spin class, mood lighting and high-beats music get you and your fellow runners through that mileage in what honestly feels like a breeze.
Recognizing the benefits of exercising in cooler climates, the founders of BRRRN tapped into the brilliant idea of opening the first cooler temperature workout studio. With HIT (high intensity training) and SLIDE (a low to mid impact class focused on improving balance and core strength), as well as combined HIT+SLIDE offerings all in a 50 degree Fahrenheit room, your body will work extra hard both to keep itself warm and to (obviously) complete the workout!
If you’re looking to really score some noticeable changes in your body, boxing is your key to doing this. With anaerobic exercise – meaning short duration, high intensity – your energy, metabolism, muscle strength, and overall sports performance will reap great benefit. Not only is the studio hardcore, but Overthrow also offers first timers their first 2 classes for only $36.
Unlike the other workouts mentioned here, SLT places focus on your slow-twitch muscle fibers through slow-paced, fat burning movements. Using the megaformer (a pilates fiend’s best friend), the slow, controlled movements lead to long, lean muscle development – hence the name, Stengthen, Lengthen, Tone.
How am I going to make a list of the best workout classes to try in the new year, and not include a classic? Altering between floor and tread workouts during your session, Barry’s operates on a “run lift recover” philosophy that will have you shedding fat and gaining muscle in no time.