No matter how dedicated you are to your personal fitness, we all have moments when it all becomes a little bit… well… samey. In some ways, that’s comforting - you go through the same routine, knowing which bits you’re going to find tough and which are going to be more of a cruise, and it’s all fairly standard. You’re reaping the benefits of maintaining your health and you’re at least in a routine of what you do and when - that’s a state many people don’t manage to get to.

Nevertheless, it’s still kinda samey, and that’s kinda boring.

Fitness doesn’t have to be boring. Sure, it’s a necessary thing; how many of us would continue our exercise regimes if science suddenly decided we didn’t need to for optimal health? But just because we feel compelled to do it doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyable; it just means you need to add a little more flavor to your usual workout regime to help keep you motivated.

By far the best way of achieving this is by adding a few classes to your usual routine in the gym. These can help to supplement your workout, as well as giving you something new and exciting to look forward to. If you’re sold on the idea, then here are three different classes that will truly shake some new excitement into your fitness life…

1. Barre Classes


Working at the barre is usually associated with ballet, but there’s no dance experience required for this exciting new fitness class. Barre classes work on toning, suppleness, and the core strength that is required to do the various poses. You’ll be surprised by how much a short class can tire you even if you have a great baseline of fitness - and who doesn’t like to pretend they’re a ballerina every once in awhile?

Barre classes are becoming more popular, so scout around or learn more at to find a venue that hosts the classes close to you.

2. Zumba

Zumba is by no means a new innovation - but it’s one that some people dismiss as not being a “real” workout. After all, how can something that just looks like fun really be a workout? You’re serious about your fitness, so what could a bit of dancing have to offer you?

Well, it’s exhausting - try it for half an hour and you’ll quickly see why the craze caught on. Yes, it’s fun compared to other forms of exercise, but it’s also a simple way of working out without room for getting bored.

3. Hatha Yoga

Often, all the different forms of yoga are just grouped together and seen as one and the same - but they are realistically very different from one another. Hatha yoga is the perfect option if you’re looking for something that is physically testing, but still has the mental health and wellness benefits of yoga as a whole, as described at Often working with handheld weights for maximum impact, this is a form of yoga that any dedicated fitness fan should try at least once.