Workout Classes to Start the New Year

Start this year off with a bang by going to work out at the U's Life Center! With multiple ways to start that body sculpting, here is a rundown of the top ten workouts that can get that can you out of bed.

1. Butts and Guts: 

An intense class for those who want to focus on the ass and abs side of workouts, this class focuses on bettering the booty. Safety and fun are some of the major motivators, so this class benefits the look and feel of your body. From 1:15 to 1:45 every Monday this would be a beneficial class for mid-day training.  

2. Body Pump: 

A low-weight, high-rep workout that will get your body into motion, body pump gets you excited to sculpt your body. With multiple targeted areas, you can get your abs, legs, and arms toned in under an hour. From 5:30 to 6:30 every Monday and Wednesday, it’s the perfect night class for busy students. 

3. RTX:

A powerful suspension training class focused on using bodyweight, RTX is a safe and respectable class for those who don’t want to use weights. You can build flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries. This is a great class for those who like to test their limits and push beyond their own physical strength.

4. Vinyasa Flow Yoga: 

A very relaxing class with powerful flowing moves, Vinyasa Flow is a great yoga class to focus on breathing and being able to hold poses for some time. If you need some time to get away and focus on self love and you, this is a great class to help with meditation, as it's a small class that focuses on personal growth for a full hour. 6:30 am to 7:30 Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 on Monday.

5. Cycle & Strength:  

Cycle and Strength is a good toning class that works in two studios: the first half-hour is in the cycling room and the rest is in the strength training studio. This would be the perfect class for someone who likes to bike, especially indoors. After the first thirty, it goes to targeting the upper body and abdominal muscles: a great change from the hardcore cycling. Monday and Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00, Saturday 8:30 - 9:15 am. 

6. Barre:

Recommended class for those in ballet or wanting to try to get into ballet, barre is a toning and strengthening class, useful for form and balance. With the use of props and minimal movement, it hones in on the arms, legs, and thighs. Monday and Wednesday 5:45 - 6:45 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6:45 - 7:45 pm. 

7. Pilates:

A focused class based on mat movements ysed to help with alignment of body position and flexibility to body weight, Pilates is a great class if you are looking to tone and learn how to keep good posture in workouts. It also helps you with focus on breath work and techniques to use with household objects. Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 - 9:30 am, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 

8. Zumba:

If you are looking to dance then Zumba is the right class for you. Zumba takes Latin and easy dance movements to have a fun and functioning class with a focus on high heart rate, muscle pumping, and cardio burning to take your dancing to the next level. It's the perfect class for those who want to break away from dancing in front of the mirror. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:30 to 6:30. 

9. Mindful Yoga:

This class focuses on the mind and body connection. With a quiet atmosphere and gentle flow between postures, this class helps take away the stress of everyday life and take it slow and focus on you at the moment. Take time to understand the body and your limits with this focus oriented class. Tuesday and Thursday from 8:15 - 9:15 pm.

10. HIGH:

As is says in the name, this is a high-intensity class with aerobic interval training while following easy choreography that works with the music. If you are looking for a hard class that will really get you to sweat this is the perfect class for you. “Get addicted to being fit” is written on its website. Monday and Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

All of this information can be seen on the University of Utah Student Life Center website with class description and schedule times. This is just a tip for what classes I think would be good to take.

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