Spring is here, which means beach days are around the corner. Wouldn't you love to sport your swimsuit feeling confident, slimmer and healthier?
From aqua Zumba to cycling, one of these body-sculpting classes will help get you there.
Core Fusion Barre + Cardio at Exhale Spa
Combine the cardio benefits of interval training with the toning of the barre technique with this workout. The fast-paced, two-part class consists of 30 minutes of sprints with short recovery periods followed by barre-based sequences that target the trinity -- thighs, butt and abs. $37 per class, $170 for five, $315 for 10. No membership required. Offered daily at 150 Central Park South, 212-561-7400, exhalespa.com. (Credit: Exhale Spa)
SurfSET: Party Wave at Chelsea Piers
Hop on the RipSurfer X, a surfboard-esque tool specially designed by the program's creators to build a tight core. Exercises performed on its unstable surface keep the abdominal and postural muscles constantly engaged while also increasing balance, agility and aerobic conditioning. Free to members (membership required). Offered every day except Friday at Pier 60, 20th Street and Hudson River Park, 212-336-6000, chelseapiers.com. (Credit: Chelsea Piers)
Aqua Zumba at New York Health & Racquet Club
As the name implies, this fitness class is Zumba with a twist, as the high-energy workout is performed in a pool. The easy-to-follow class helps burn calories, while the salt water is also great for your skin and hair. Membership required; non-members can purchase a day-pass for $50. Offered Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at 24 E. 13th St., 212-924-4600, nyhrc.com. (Credit: New York Health & Racquet Club)
Cyc Ride at Cyc New York
This 45-minute ride activates the whole body the whole time. By incorporating weights through sectors inspired by more than 20 different sports, the Cyc experience takes the boutique indoor cycling studio concept beyond the bike. $25 per class. No membership required. Offered daily at 4 Astor Pl. (inside DavidBartonGym), 212-897-9922, cycfitness.com. (Credit: Cyc New York)
Training at DavidBartonGym
First-time training clients can take advantage of a special introductory rate to work on their summer shape. You can get 12 sessions customized to your background and goals that consist of weight/strength training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) conditioning drills. $925 for package of 12, use within 45 days. Offer ends March 31. At 4 Astor Pl., 212-505-6800, davidbartongym.com. (Credit: DavidBartonGym)
Beach Body at Crunch
Week by week, work on toning and sculpting different body parts through Crunch's Beach Body program. If you attend the total-body conditioning class regularly, you can also enter for a chance to win a dream beach vacation -- how's that for motivation! Membership only; one-day guest passes available online. Offered weekly at various locations. crunch.com. (Credit: Crunch)