Your Fitness Scoop For The New Year

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By: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers
I know! You ate too much over the holidays. Your clothes are a little tight, but hopefully you enjoyed it all. But now, it’s time to get to work and start getting on a routine.
When the kids get back to school, it’s time to get yourself back into shape. But with so many workout places, it’s hard to decide.
I’ll be honest. I hate to workout. I wish I had time to play a sport right now, but I don’t. And this muffin top is not going anywhere on it’s on. If I have an hour once a day, then I want to enjoy working out.
Well, there are so many choices out there I did find a few fun local ideas for getting back into shape.
Here is the fitness scoop:
Pilates
One of my go to places is The Pilates Preserve in Boca Raton. It’s like having a private class with only 6 spots for the tower classes and 8 spots for the Pilates class you don’t feel like you are on display. This class is designed to work with the precision and technique of Pilates classical exercises on the mat using small equipment and the tower. I feel like I’ve had a massage when I’m done. Pilates Preserve is located at 4400 N. Federal Hwy in Boca Raton. Call 561-391-1151 for more information.
Pound
What a great way to get a full-body cardio workout that uses lightly weighted “drumsticks” called Ripstix. There is a little bit of Pilates, isometric movements, and plyometrics with constant simulated drumming to sculpt muscle and torch up to 900 calories in 45 minutes. That sounds so fun and you can get some major pent up aggression out as well. You can find this class at Organic Movements which is 2400 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 12 in Boca Raton. Call 561- 395-6111 for more information.
Body Sculpting
At Loibel Dance Studio in Boca Raton, their body sculpting, also known as core conditioning, is a non-aerobic, muscle-toning class, usually focused on core strength. Most sculpting classes use weight bars, exercise bands, light and heavy weights, or a combination of these. This is a great class for strengthening your abs, arms, legs, and glutes. Loibel Dacne Studio is located at 2880 N. Federal Hwy in Boca Raton. Call 561-609-9987 for more information.
Aerial Yoga
Not only can you get your Zen on, but you can do it in the air. Delray Aerial Yoga in Delray Beach offers beginner to advanced classes on. It helps with posture and spine alignment which we can all use. It also releases tension and gets you trying something new. Delray Aerial Yoga is located 88 SE 4th Ave in Delray Beach. Call 561-406-9533 for more information.