If you’re sick of your same old exercise routine, don’t despair. Health clubs and studios all around the Valley feature some very interesting ways to break a sweat and jazz up your workout routine.
Learn to hula like the Hawaiians and lean out your bod at The Balanced Buddha studio in Tempe.
The Balanced Buddha: Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
1801 S. Jentilly Lane, Suite B-8, Tempe
For new mothers who want to exercise but can’t leave the baby, Stroller Strength at the new Mountainside Fitness center in Chandler is perfect for you. The class uses your stroller with your child inside to get your blood pumping for a full body workout. It’s a great way to shed some of that baby fat and never lose sight of your little one! Free for members. Non-members pay $10.
Mountainside Fitness: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
1920 S. Alma School Road, Chandler
Offered at Mountainside Fitness clubs and Fitness Forum Health Club, Zumba classes allow participants to have fun dancing to Latin music while burning fat and strengthening the body.
Fitness Forum Health Club: Wednesdsays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Mountainside Fitness Gilbert: Sundays 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.
Mountainside Fitness Mesa: Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m., Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m., Saturdays: 10 a.m.
African Dance Workout
Enjoy a full cardio workout that incorporates South and West African dancing and music.
One Body One Mind Fitness: Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m.
2301 N. 16th St.Phoenix
Medicine Ball Workout
The history of Medicine Ball is grounded in Greek and Egyptian fitness traditions. The medicine ball is a large heavily padded ball roughly the size of a volleyball or basketball. Participants will use the medicine ball to build strength, agility, balance, and explosive power. Must wear sneakers for this class. Classes fill up so reserve your spot!
Monday, 1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, 1 to 2 p.m.
Thursday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 1 to 2 p.m.
1000 E. Camelback Road, Suite 2, Phoenix
Bellydancing is not only sexy but it is a great ab workout! Learn to bellydance like the Greeks and burn calories at Avondale Community Center’s Monday classes. Bring water, a hip scarf if you can and wear comfortable clothing that allows you to easily sway you hips. The six-week class running from June 1 to July 6 is designed for women age 14 and older. Classes are held each Monday.
Avondale Community Center: Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
1007 S. Third St., Avondale