Follow us @blkgirlhealth


4 Workout Classes to Help Maximize Your Calorie Burn

Boxing Work Classes

4 Workout Classes to Help Maximize Your Calorie Burn

Get Out of Your Typical Workout Routine

If you hit the gym 5-6 times a week and you dread exercising each day, don’t you think it’s time to switch up your workout routine?

Don’t get me wrong, I love the elliptical, treadmill, free weights, and machine bike, but there’s nothing like workout classes. When you’re in a workout class, it’s rare that you find yourself dreading the workout and it doesn’t feel like you’re exercising. For the most part, you are more focus on doing the movements correctly and building friendships with other people in the class.

For example, the women in this photo are having a blast dancing. They are fierce and confident while executing every dance move. The last thing they’re thinking about is knowing that this dance session is a workout, instead, they are letting loose and having fun. And that’s what I want you to do!

Get out of your typical workout routine! I want you to transform your mind and body into wanting to explore new workout classes.

Here are 4 workout classes that will help you maximize your calorie burn: 

Zumba – By incorporating Zumba into your weekly workout routine it will help you build endurance, burn fat and improve blood pressure. One study found that a standard 39-minute Zumba workout burns on average 9.5 calories per minute. Also, a 2016 study showed that overweight women participating in a 12-week Zumba fitness program found a significant decrease in their blood pressure and improvement in body weight.

Soul Cycle – This 45-minute indoor cycling class is a full body workout and you can burn up 700 calories, which is more calories burned during weight lifting, yoga and even running. Also, a 2012 study showed that participants who cycled to music required 7 percent less oxygen compared to cyclists who do the same workout without background music.

Crossfit – This is a type of workout that uses your body weight as resistance to build strength and power all over. It’s consisted of high-intensity interval training, which means no long hours spent at the gym. A 2013 study showed that this type of conditioning improves body composition, including weight loss and muscle gain during a Crossfit program, regardless of the level of initial fitness.

Kettlebell – Kettlebell training allows you to build strength without monitory or isolated reps. Kettlebell training will help you build core strength and build endurance through cardio without hurting your joints.

It’s important to change your workout routines. This will help you decrease boredom but increase consistency.


Imani Goodall
Imani Goodall
Digital Media Manager

No Comments

Post a Comment