pexels andrea piacquadio 866027Looking to get back to a fitness routine and get back into shape this new year? You're not alone! As resolutions are set, many people strive to prioritize their health and fitness goals.

Traditional Gym Workout

After a hiatus, it's time to reignite your fitness routine and embrace the benefits of a traditional gym workout. With its wide range of equipment, professional trainers, and motivating atmosphere, a traditional gym provides numerous benefits to help you achieve your fitness goals. Whether you prefer strength training, cardio workouts, or group exercise classes, a traditional gym offers a variety of options to suit your preferences and target different muscle groups. Furthermore, the supportive environment of a gym can play a crucial role in keeping you motivated and accountable for your fitness journey.
Here are a few fitness center options to consider:

Fit 4 Life Health Clubs-
Planet Fitness-
The Spa Fitness Wellness Center-

New Fitness Options to Explore in the Upcoming Year

This year, let's make getting into shape exciting and fun. Say "goodbye" to the boring and mundane workout routines and "hello" to fresh and exhilarating approaches. There are endless options to keep you motivated and engaged beyond the traditional gym environment.


Unleash your inner rockstar and infuse your workout with high-energy, drum-inspired cardio. Get ready to rock your body and break a sweat with this exhilarating full-body drumming session. Rather than simply listening to music, you can embody the music with Ripstix®, drumsticks that have been specially designed for exercise. POUND takes drumming and transforms it into a highly effective workout method. Suitable for individuals of all fitness levels, this unique approach to fitness is sure to leave you feeling energized and accomplished.

Catch a Class at the YMCA of the Sandhills at 3910 Ellison Street, Hope Mills on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 910-303-8283.

Trapeze, Circus or Aerial Silks

Mastering the skill of executing captivating performances using various apparatus like silks, trapeze, sling, or hoop is the essence of circus arts. These artistic endeavors not only serve as a creative outlet but also offer a comprehensive fitness routine. By engaging in these activities, you can boost your self-assurance and cultivate a sense of joy while simultaneously achieving optimal physical fitness.

Air Born Aerial Fitness, located at 4910 Yadkin Road, offers a variety of classes with different techniques, apparatus and skill levels. See the full schedule here:

Pole Fitness

Pole Fitness is a form of pole dancing that maximizes the potential of the pole as a versatile fitness tool. It engages the entire body, enhancing muscle definition, flexibility, coordination, posture, and strength in the upper body and core. The range of exercises available with a pole is astonishing, resembling those performed in a gym but utilizing one's own body weight as resistance.

Studio X Pole Fitness studio, located at 5129 Bragg Blvd, has a variety of Pole Fitness classes as well as Chair Dance, Floorography, Belly Dancing and other fun ways to get fit. See their full schedule at


Indoor trampoline parks have been emerging all over the place. However, they are not just a fantastic destination to bring the whole family, but also a wonderful chance to engage in an enjoyable exercise session. Trampoline workouts are considered to be aerobic exercises, similar to activities such as jogging or cycling. However, unlike high-impact exercises like running or fast walking, trampoline workouts are low-impact, which means they put less strain on the joints and reduce the risk of injury or fatigue.
Some indoor trampoline parks to check out:

Urban Air Adventure Park-
Sky Zone-


Roller skating can help you burn a similar amount of calories as participating in group cycling or putting in a moderate effort on the rowing machine. In addition to the calorie-burning aspect, skating also offers other advantages such as enhanced balance and core stability, which could potentially reduce lower back pain.

Round-A-Bout Skating Centers has two local locations with weekly specials, special events and lots of open skate times for the public. Find out more information here:

Here are some fitness trends that haven't reached our area yet, but are worth keeping an eye on:
Cycle Karaoke
Punk Rope
Lightsaber Fighting

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