So you're not running the Boston Marathon this spring. You can still cross-train like a champ with these four new fitness classes.
Release your inner principal dancer with Equinox’s 30-minute, music-based intensive cardio workout, The Muse. The class offers students the opportunity to tone, strengthen and lengthen using a light weighted sphere and simple choreographic moves that pull from barre and dance conditioning. 4 Avery St., equinox.com
Get Shredded at Lynx Fitness at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel is not a class for the faint of heart. Targeting the entire body, the 45-minute class aims to enhance strength, power, speed and endurance through minimal rest and high intensity interval training. Instructor Angela Gentile brings the heat while guiding you through a series of sweat-inducing movements. Tired yet? 50 Park Plaza, lynxfitnessclub.com
Push your limits with the Spartan Strong class developed in collaboration between the Spartan Race brand and Life Time Athletic to build strength and stamina. The 60-minute high intensity class utilizes the Spartan Pancake (sadly not associated with our brunch food of choice), a weight-based circular sandbag that engages all major muscle groups. The cardio-focused drills, resistance training and body-weight moves will have you beach ready in no time. 300 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, lifetime.life
Outside the Box Ready to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee? Learn how to stay in the ring with the BAGSxFIGHT class at George Foreman III’s EverybodyFights gym. The 50-minute class will teach you boxing moves from real fights as well as body-weight exercises to condition your entire body. The gym’s newest class is taught only by active or retired fighters, so you can be sure that you’re learning the most authentic boxing moves. 15 Channel Center St., everybodyfights.com