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post #1 of 16
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Since I'm a member @ the local YMCA here - I'm looking @ starting up some fun classes - I was wondering if any of you out there took any classes, and which ones are really fun and make you get a really good workout as well!

I'm starting a Turbo Kick class tomorrow night - I'm not sure what that consists of, but I called there wondering about kickboxing and they told me about Tubo Kick - so I'm assuming its the same thing?!

I'm just getting tired of the tredmils, bikes and such!

Tonight we're starting lap swim - I'm really excited for that!

I'm open to suggestions!
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Since I'm a member @ the local YMCA here - I'm looking @ starting up some fun classes - I was wondering if any of you out there took any classes, and which ones are really fun and make you get a really good workout as well!

I'm starting a Turbo Kick class tomorrow night - I'm not sure what that consists of, but I called there wondering about kickboxing and they told me about Tubo Kick - so I'm assuming its the same thing?!

I'm just getting tired of the tredmils, bikes and such!

Tonight we're starting lap swim - I'm really excited for that!

I'm open to suggestions!


Any kind of boxing/kickboxing is an excellent workout for anybody. Kickboxing requires balance, strength and stamina. I'm not sure what Turbo Kick would be, but I'm sure it's something like kickboxing. It will be a great class for your body as well as your mind.
post #3 of 16
Love the gym classes! Love em all! Kick-boxing is great fun. I think its awesome because most gyms have big mirrors in front of you, and you can see yourself kickin some butt! It's great fun, you'll love it. I wish I could back to the gym, I havent been able to go lately, DH has the car all the time cuz his broke down.

But the kick-boxing, and dance/aerobics classes are the best. Yoga isnt so much my style, Tried it once, and was like hmm...I need to be moving more than this. I kind of like the Big ball thing classes too. Those big balls are fun, when you get to bounce on them.
post #4 of 16
My gym offers kick boxing and Pilates, plus a number of other aerobics classes. I'm thinking of trying the Pilates class, but I have to get into better shape first.
post #5 of 16
Oh oh oh you just reminded me to check at polytech for a gym membership, usually uni gyms are free or ultra cheap for students there.

I love doing pump classes!
post #6 of 16
Just a word of warning - I've heard that some of those kickboxing classes can teach you bad moves. You can actually damage yourself if you ever try it for self defense. But for fitness, I guess the classes would be high energy and fun.

Me personallty, I was just thinking about how much energy I burn by constantly picking up after 2 cats and 1 husband, then for work I walk dogs. I need a relaxation class! I loved yoga and wanted to do it again, but my instructor stopped teaching.
There's different forms of yoga, some are high energy. You might want to look into that for something different.
post #7 of 16
I've heard some of the water aerobic type classes are fun.
post #8 of 16
I like Pilates, although it's more low impact. I want to try yoga, and how about a spinning class? I couldn't keep up, but you might! Do they have any dance classes?
post #9 of 16
Wow that sounds like fun! I'd imagine that because Kick Boxing is a sort of Martial Art, Turbo Kick would involve a lot of the moves but be more focused around CV exercise rather than using the exact techniques. We have a class at my gym called Body Combat and I imagine it being pretty much like that.
I go to Body Combat, Pump, Burn (a crazy aerobic class) and spinning. I know what you mean about getting bored of the treadmill and bikes. I can't wait til it gets warmer so I can run outside again and actually have something to look at as I run.
Let us know how it goes!
post #10 of 16
I have arthritis and need low or no impact exercise. Therefore, I take line dance classes. This has the added attraction of being fun.

I looked into water aerobics but, the local Parks & Rec holds those at 7 am, at an outdoor pool - no freakin' way, this time of year! I can't afford to join a gym, with an indoor pool.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well we went to the YMCA last night & we were going to do laps but the pool was PACKED...I was so mad!

So I got the schedule of fitness classes - they have a lot of fun ones that I want to try out - Turbo Kick - Cardio Mix - Cardio Core Mix - Aerobics -so hopefully I can find something that I like!
post #12 of 16
When I used to belong to a gym I enjoyed step classes and any aerobic classes, however with the loss of flexibility in my right foot classes are a bit painful on that foot.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by GailC
When I used to belong to a gym I enjoyed step classes and any aerobic classes, however with the loss of flexibility in my right foot classes are a bit painful on that foot.
Are step classes really fun?
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Are step classes really fun?
Here comes the instructor in me, I just can't help myself!
Cardio is very much a personal thing. Step is high impact, so you need to have no problems with your knees in order to participate without pain. Step also requires a great deal of coordination. Most larger gyms will offer varying skill levels for step (prep, beginning, intermediate, advanced, insane) and it is definitely the kind of class that you need to learn the basics of. I personally love step and have a great time doing it. However I also have a dance background and am very used to picking up on moves, progressions, and timing. It's always worth it to give it a shot, starting with a beginner or prep class, and if you don't like it...at least you've tried!

There are SO many different kinds of group exercise classes, and all are great and worth checking out. For instance, at the gym I teach at (a university gym and VERY large) there are 25 different types of classes offered this semester, with a total of 85 classes being taught a week!

The point is that there is something for everyone and there's not one type of class that everyone will universally agree upon.

Someone mentioned kickboxing classes being dangerous if tried as an actual self-defense, this is true, these classes are NOT meant to teach anyone self-defense. Generally if you are taking kickboxing at a regular gym they are simply teaching you Cardio Kickboxing and there is no technique gone over. To actually take kickboxing for self-defense one would actually need to find a school or location that teaches it for a fee.

Just remember everyone, it's important to integrate proper muscle training in with cardio in order to get the best, leanest, most toned results! Someone else mentioned the classes done using the balls. I actually teach that class right now, it's called On-The-Ball at our gym, and is a GREAT and fun way to work on toning and defining or making a lean muscle.

And now I think I'm done! Sorry for the loooong response, I just love teaching and can't help but respond when I see stuff like this!
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Are step classes really fun?
I've been doing Step three times a week for about 3 years now, and I just love it. I agree with the above poster-- start slow! Find a beginner class and work your way up. When I first started I was SO frustrated and confused, but after a month or two I found that I didn't even have to pay attention anymore - my feet paid attention for me! I don't have to think about the moves as I do them, I just do them like my body is on autopilot or something. It does take a fair amount of coordination, but practice makes perfect.
post #16 of 16
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Thanks so much guys! We're going to try Water Aerobics & Turbo Kick! Those are the only 2 things that we are able to do with the times we are able to go! I really hope to fit in a step class if I can - I really want to try it!

Thanks so much guys -you were SOOO helpful!!
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