by Jennifer Chan | Fri., Oct. 18, 2013 10:53 AM
Now that summer is long gone and the pressure of having a bikini body is well on its way out, it's tempting to dismiss your healthy fitness habits in lieu of a delicious pumpkin spice latte or heaping slice of pie.
And while we're totally in favor of indulging in fall's comfort foods every now and then, we're actively amping up our workout routines to ward off impending holiday weight gain that's just around the corner.
Ready to break a sweat the unconventional way?
You're in luck, because we've rounded up four hot workouts you need to know about.
These boutique studios and gyms all feature out-of-the-box tools, machines or techniques that effectively tone and slim the body and certainly keep you coming back for more.
Check them out:
Firm Body Evolution
If you're looking for a holistic way to get fit and trim inches off your body, Firm Body Evolution has it all. The private fitness and wellness center in West Hollywood offers full body vibration machines, infrared jade saunas and lymphatic compression massages, in addition to free weights, kettle bells, TRX pulleys and much more. Workout + sauna in every visit? We're sold! Their unique 10/20/30 method effectively ensures clients get the results they want in the most unique setting we've seen yet.
"The holistic approach we're taking towards fitness and wellness --incorporating cardio, strength training, relaxation, detoxification and nutrition is what sets FBE apart from all the rest. The results are proven in the numbers with our body composition analysis," says owner Joseph Harounian.
Now this is something we could get used to! Based in Santa Monica, Iobella is luxe workout facility that promises results in a posh and private environment. Their advanced technology originated in Argentina and helps women tone up and slim down coupled with the additional empasis on relaxation at the end of each visit. Clients received a complimentary body assessment before they enjoy a personalized workout in a heated pod with a trainer, which quickly improves circulation and burns fat faster than with normal exercise. After the workout, clients relax in an oxygen cabin to close out their visit. This unique method reshapes the body and leaves you feeling energized and totally rejuvenated.
Looking for an innovative new way to burn some calories without stepping foot into a traditional gym? Try Sky Robics, a fun new fitness class that combines calisthenics, core exercises and strength-building aerobics at Sky Zone, a trampoline gym for all ages. This playful and low-impact workout is a great way to burn fat and build muscle—and most importantly, feel like a kid again!
Bonus: a 60-minute class can burn up to 1,000 calories.
BUTI by Bizzie Gold
Quite possibly the most invigorating workout we've done in a long time, Buti makes you feel good from the inside out. The female-empowerment class seamlessly fuses yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics all at once, increasing the burn and fun factor all at the same time!
The powerful workout is both challenging and liberating and designed to keep the heart rate up while sculpting the body to be strong, sexy and dynamic. Expect plenty of booty shaking, strength-building yoga moves and girl power poses that tap into your inner goddess.
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