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Ready For A New Workout? Try These

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Is the old treadmill getting tired? Ready to try a different sort of workout? Here are some Seattle area fitness classes that you may have never tried before….

Pure Barre
5001 25th Avenue N.E. Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98105
206.935.7873
http://www.purebarre.com

With studios in Seattle and Bellevue, pure barre uses the ballet barre, pilates moves and free weights as an intense, strategic way to firm up arms, butt and thighs. Pure Barre was founded by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru, Carrie Rezabek. Carrie opened her first studio in 2001 in the basement of an office building in Birmingham, MI. Carrie’s classes are now offered in 21 states. Regardless of your experience, be prepared for intense burning as you work your muscles to fatigue. Small movements? Yes. Easy? No way.

Emerald City Trapeze
2702 6th Ave South
Seattle, Washington 98134
206.906.9442
http://www.emeraldcitytrapeze.com

The building-block of aerial acrobatics, this class heavily focuses on building strength & extending flexibility through proper technique. With an emphasis on correct form, aesthetics, and injury prevention, students develop a base of strength, flexibility, and vocabulary that will lead them to excel on any apparatus. Learn to use a trapeze bar and fly, or use silks and learn basic climbs, locks, hangs, inversions and wraps. Even kids from ages 6 and up can take a class!

Kettlebility
905 NE 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.kettlebility.com

Kettlebells are at the cutting edge of functional movement exercise systems – they epitomize full body movements through coordinated physical effort, mental concentration and dynamic intensity. Kettlebility trainers take a somewhat holistic approach to training. Each training session will incorporate joint mobility for healthy joints, strength for toning muscles and/or building them if that is your goal, cardio and aerobic conditioning, core balancing, flexibility and as always free nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Puget Sound Boot Camp
Locations in Renton, Kent and Federal Way
206.354.5449
http://www.pugetsoundbootcamp.com

A Monday through Friday, four-week outdoor exercise program of fitness instruction, nutritional counseling, and motivational training provided by fitness experts. Each day begins exactly at 5:30am for one hour (or 5:15am in Federal Way). Start your day positive, motivated, inspired, and energized. Nobody will be left behind or asked to complete more than they are capable of doing safely. Adults of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Each day will slightly increase in intensity. What’s included? Core conditioning, short distance running (1 mile or less), lunges, muscular strength, jumping rope, circuit training, hiking, obstacle courses, PAR course, push-ups, Pilates, and Yoga.

Boxing Fitness Classes
Cappy’s Boxing Gym
1408 22nd Avenue
Seattle WA 98122
206.322.6410
http://www.cappysgym.com

You do not need athletic experience to begin working out! At Cappy’s, each individual is encouraged to train at a level that suits her or his capacity for exercise and discipline. Cappy’s trains boxers to improve their strength, endurance, flexibility and mental focus both inside and outside of the ring. Boxing Fitness Classes, Boxing Lessons, Youth Boxing, Personal Coaching, Everyday Fitness Program, Pre and Post-Birth, and Everyday Fitness Program classes available.

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