Staying in shape isn’t always fun — especially if you were never a fan of playing organized sports, or worse, running. And even with all of the YouTube videos and internet tutorials walking you through how to use different machines, hitting the gym can feel intimidating when you’re surrounded by people who clearly know more than you. Not to mention how uncomfortable it is to sweat up a storm around a bunch of strangers.
But all of these obstacles can be avoided with one easy solution: exercise classes. When you’re taking a class, you’re in a group of people doing the exact same thing (so you don’t feel stupid) and you have an instructor who can show you how todo each move properly (so you don’t look stupid).
Even better, there are exercise classes that can make you feel not only strong and powerful, but also pretty damn sexy — which is pretty impressive, unless you feel sexy all of the time. In which case, great. More power to you. Then you’ll love these workouts even more.
Here are five exercise classes that will help you tap into your inner vixen, and don’t worry — we’ll start with the least edgy options and ease you into the more scandalous ones. Trust us, it’s worth it to open yourself up to the possibilities.
If you’re a little shy about jumping into sexy workouts, Piloxing is a great way to start. It’s a combination of dance, boxing and (you guessed it) pilates, which means you’ll be moving non-stop while still getting in some strength training that you may not get from traditional cardio.
Count on the hip-shaking you’ve come to know and love in Zumba with some added kicks and punches that make you feel like you can take on any challenge. There’s something about feeling strong and badass that is undeniably sexy. Go get ’em, girl.