Lazy girls raise your hands (unless you’re like me, too lazy for that too). Somewhere between one hundred-strap sports bras and workout gear that’s actually cute, 2016 was the year of yoga classes, Soul Cycle, and Instagam-able health foods. As we settle in for the new year, it’s time to figure out what routines we’ll (try to) stick to achieve our goals. It is easier if you have a gym buddy to insure you don’t any skip classes, so if you don’t have one, download the Hey! VINA app and find a vina who can rise you up out of bed and to that afternoon pilates class (wink wink).
Barre classes will having you feeling like a glamorous ballerina in no time (and if not, maybe just a little uncoordinated but still ballerina-esc). A creation inspired by ballet, yoga and pilates, the challenging workout targets and tones all the major muscle groups. You can take a barre class “mono a mono” or in a group. Either is ideal because in a one on one you get dedicated time to focus on your technique with the instructor; or in a group, your half-ass attempt may go unnoticed (both are wins in my book).
Yeah, yeah, hot yoga’s been hot for a while now, but it’s for good reason. And we don’t see it fading during 2017. It may be a little uncomfortable your first go around, but each time you go you’ll find yourself liking it a little more. Obviously, if you have any medical conditions like POTS or have been advised to steer clear of anything too hot…. steer clear. But if you are well and able bodied, nothing beats the cool air on your skin when you leave the studio, right?
These aren’t the dance cardio classes from your mom’s old 80s VCRs. Dance cardio is a workout that gets your heart rate up and blasts through calories; all while teaching you and your vinas some hilarious dance moves to break out at the club. Take some friends you can laugh with, and your class won’t even feel like a workout.
Boxing is the best way to feel like a badass after every workout, every time. Celeb vinas like Gina Rodriguez, Gigi Hadid, and Karlie Kloss swear by it. It’s a good way to get your sweat on and your cardio up and kick literal a$$ (including your own). Boxing is also great because it teaches you selfdefense tactics to use if you are ever in a dangerous situation. And even if you are never in the position to need to use these boxing skills, feeling powerful, capable and independent never hurt anyone.
(Feature image via @aerie)