5 Fast Growing Workout Chains
As more and more people look to take their workouts outside of the conventional big-box gym, a number of concepts are rising. Here are five trendy workouts expanding rapidly across the US and beyond.
Where: More than 40 locations, mostly in NYC and SoCal
Why: The concept has revolutionized indoor cycling and taken the world of fitness by storm, packing upbeat tunes and instructors into a 45-minute sweaty class. Guest celeb teachers like Lady Gaga are known to step in for fundraiser rides.
Where: More than 20 locations across California, Florida, Tennessee, Utah and Texas
Why: Get a ballet body with this high energy/no impact exercise class, which combines barre work and light weights with continual fat burning motion. Central to the workout are toning and resistance exercises for the butt, legs, torso and arms.
Where: Offered at more than 200 locations across the world.
Why: You can hang 10 without hitting the beach at these cardio classes, which rely on specially designed surf-trainer boards to simulate wave motions while paddling, balancing and strengthening core muscles. The concept was appropriately featured on Shark Tank.
Cost: Varies, offered at Crunch Fitness and others
Where: Nine locations across California, Michigan, Colorado
Why: The 40-minute class packs a punch, relying on sophisticated ladder-looking technology to get the body moving up and down.
Why: The concept claims to be the world's only fitness studio dedicated solely to rebounding classes, or bouncing on a trampoline for fitness. The low-impact, high-intensity trampoline workout regimen lives in NYC just for now.