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5 Best New Fitness Classes to Try in 2018

By Dena Roché

Photo by Jacob Lund via/istock

01.02.18

Most New Year’s resolutions are about getting in shape, and most fail. How can you be among those who stick to their body goals? Simple—make fitness fun for a change. Here are some new spots to get you started.

1. BUNGEE BURN People are coming from all over the country to try this high-flying workout (the first in the country) that uses a bungee cord for the ultimate in resistance training. Cardio and core work propel you up, down and sideways. 10 classes $280, 20 classes $500, 3050 N. Dobson Road, Ste. 2, Chandler

2. NOW AND ZEN The new ASU Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience is bringing the Zen through community and workplace wellness programs that come to you. The center offers workshops on how to meditate, individual consultations and daylong certification programs in mindful leadership. $35-$3,000, 455 N. Third St., Phoenix

3. RECOVERY RX Balunsd is the first advance-performance and recovery studio offering therapies like cupping, infrared saunas, contrast therapy and NormaTec compression for athletes of all ages and levels of fitness, including NFL, NBA and Olympic stars. VIP memberships from $96, complimentary cold plunge with mention of this article, 6820 E. Fifth Ave., Ste. 3, Scottsdale

4. SWEAT IT OUT At the new Sweatshop on Central in the trendy Uptown Plaza, you can change up your workouts with yoga, Spin and Barre all in one studio. Dynamic instructors lead the 45- and 65-minute classes designed to raise your heart rate, tone and sculpt. $18 per class, $149 for unlimited monthly membership, 100 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 156, Phoenix

5. TONE IT UP TruFusion Scottsdale is a new one-stop fitness shop. The 9,600-square-foot facility offers yoga, hot Pilates, hot Barre, suspension training, kettlebells, boot camps, cycle studio and more. The organic bar slings smoothies, kombucha and other post-workout noshes. Membership $99 per month, $900 per year, 4202 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 114, Scottsdale