Are we ready for some new ideas to change up our workout? Maybe you aren’t, but I would definitely recommend considering something new for this fall to supplement game days for you football lovers, or to get the blood moving after a day sitting on the sideline of the soccer field.


My first recommendation, and possibly my favorite, is Barre classes. I am not flexible.  Yoga helps me, but this type of movement will turn you into the ballerina you always wanted to be. This combines Pilates and ballet to strengthen your core while also improving your balance and flexibility. These are group classes normally, but I am sure you can get one-on-one in a larger city. Tip: Don’t be upset if they start you on a shorter bar. We all weren’t Rockettes growing up and might need a little cheater to start off.


The next two fitness fads might be the most amazing finds ever, or they could go out of style like fanny packs pretty quickly. Piloxing is a combination of Pilates and boxing. This is a core-focused routine that also tests your endurance and improves your agility by using precision moves to tone and sculpt your bod. This is a good one for our intense sisters who like the workout to kick your butt, for after your football team loses that weekend, or for Sundays to avoid the emotion attached to your husband’s fantasy team that isn’t doing so well—you know what I mean. For our more cultured audience, Bokwa comibines super loud music with silent cues so that you can focus on feeling the vibration of the beat and freely move your body in suggested patterns by the instructor. This is a good one for those who have no rhythm, or who dance to the beat of their own drum so to speak. If you like to express yourself through dance, this is the one for you.


Whichever you choose to try this season, keep in mind that the goal is to make fitness fun and to keep you motivated to go each week. Google a class, grab a sister, and go get your fun on.


Live on Purpose, and Live Sigma Kappa


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One Response to Fall Fitness Trends

  1. Courtney Panik says:

    I’m addicted to Barre! Its an amazing workout that hits all of those pesky trouble areas. I like the Pure Barre franchise but there are other great Barre classes out there as well.

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