Whether you’re new to the fitness scene or consider yourself a gym rat, it’s easy to get stuck repeating the same workout routine over and over and over. Seriously, is anything more intimidating than trying out a new exercise when you have no idea if you’re doing it right? Yeah, we thought not.
While literally any exercise is better than no exercise, doing the same thing over and over can get boring. Check out our list of fitness classes to try at Rutgers University (and we highly recommend getting fitness from these, rather than from running around New Brunswick looking for Rutgers off-campus housing … we can help with that part) that will keep you from falling into a workout rut.
Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5 | Duration: 45 minutes
What is it: Zumba is an interval-style dance fitness class that combines cardio, muscle conditioning, flexibility, and fun. This fitness class is perfect for individuals new to the gym scene.
Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 | Duration: 45 minutes
What is it: The best way to describe Piyo is a hybrid between pilates and yoga. Piyo is a low-impact workout that’s great for fat-burning. It’s a great class for people looking to stick their toe into the yoga or pilates pool.
Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5 | Duration: 50 minutes
What is it? Bodypump is a fitness class that teaches you the best ways to lift that will get you results. This class is great for anyone who either A. Has no idea what they’re doing when it comes to lifting or B. Isn’t getting results from lifting.
Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 | Duration: 30 minutes
What is it? Grit Cardio is a high-intensity interval training (aka HIIT) workout that will burn calories fast. This workout is great for people who may be plateauing in their weight loss journey, or are looking for a way to improve their cardiovascular health.
Difficulty Level: 4 out of 5 | Duration: 45 minutes
What is it? Think of ballet mixed with PiYo … Which may sound easy at first, but it’s definitely a workout. Barre is a great class for those who want to sculpt their whole body to be toned and lean.
Interested in any of the classes above? Check out the Rutgers group fitness schedule to see when you can try them out!