Cardio for the Social Butterfly

Haven't found an exercise you absolutely love to do? You've tried them all — ellipticals, recumbent bikes, treadmills, even the dreaded StairMaster — and hated every second of it. Well, you're not alone. But that doesn't mean there isn't an exercise out there just for you. Have you ever considered that you just don't like exercising alone? Often, it's the solitary nature of exercise that turns us off. Sometimes we need a support system to keep us moving. Sound like you? Try joining a group exercise class and find out!

The advantage to exercise classes is that they're a whole lot more fun than sweating it out by yourself. Most group classes add an element of fun to the mix — like hooking you into the latest and hippest dance moves and music. Plus, when you join a group, people will look out for you, which can motivate you and help keep you accountable. Just make sure the class you take involves a minimum of 45 minutes of activity and keeps your heart rate up above 60 percent. Try any of these or other cardiovascular classes at your local fitness center or gym:

  • African dance
  • Boot camp
  • Cardio kickboxing
  • CrossFit
  • Hip-hop dance
  • Indoor cycling
  • Jillian Michaels Bodyshred™
  • Mixed martial arts
  • Obstacle or endurance training classes
  • Step aerobics
  • TRX suspension training
  • ZUMBA®

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