Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone is the only way to get stronger. Here are 5 workouts you need to try:


Whether you know how to do all four competitive strokes, or you prefer to stay in the shallow end, the pool provides the opportunity for a full-body workout you won’t get anywhere else. What better way to work your arms, legs, core, and everything in between? If you’re not sure how to make the most of your pool time, check out this article for water workouts suitable for all skill levels. 


CrossFit has become insanely popular. Not only because of the visible results, but also because of the community that forms in a CrossFit gym. Each session consists of  “constantly varied high-intensity functional movements,” according to the official CrossFit website. These workouts are challenging, tailored to your skill level, and never boring.

Hot Yoga: 

Increase lung capacity, flexibility, and sweat out all those toxins. Hot yoga is definitely uncomfortable at times, but the benefits are pretty impressive. You’ll walk out of the studio feeling completely refreshed (probably after a shower) and relaxed. While hot yoga isn’t for everyone, it is worth a try if you can handle it. Keep in mind that you can, and should, move at a pace that feels comfortable for you. Yoga is all about honoring your truth!


HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, and it’s perfect if you’re looking to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Each workout consists of a quick, all-out, 100% effort interval of exercise, followed by a shorter recovery period. Find out how to burn more calories and fat in less time with HIIT workouts. 

Spin Class: 

Spinning makes for a great workout not only because it burns a ton of calories, but also because of the teamwork vibes it cultivates. Prepare to find new ways to push yourself while being inspired by a room full of people with a common goal. These workouts are normally set to popular music, which is an added bonus. BTW, spin classes exist beyond just SoulCycle, though that is a viable option that many people swear by. Odds are, your local gym offers spin classes in house too.