5 Unique Fitness Activities to Break a Sweat

Does your workout need a boost? Try one of these fun, different fitness classes!

Even the most dedicated athletes can stand to shake up their work out routines every now and then. These unusual classes can add some variety to your fitness regimes.

Ohmies Coffee Bar + Yoga Studio, Roselle

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The ethos of this Union County spot is: If coffee perks you up and yoga calms you down, combining the two will help you achieve perfect balance. Ohmies offers an assortment of classes for all skill levels, from “Rookies Flow” for beginners to yoga trapeze, a suspension yoga device. Get the best of both worlds with a “Meditate then caffeinate” session; guests who use the yoga studio for meditation will receive a discount on drinks and pastries at the coffee bar. Check the schedule for classes.

High Exposure, Northvale

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Think you could be the next American Ninja Warrior? Get your training in at High Exposure, a 20,000-square-foot training facility that appeals to grapplers of all ages. The Ninja Warrior Course and Action Adventure Room feature over 20 activities such as the Salmon Ladder, 14 ft and 8 ft warped walls and vaulting boxes. Take a leap with a parkour class, or simply scale one of the creative-bouldering or top-rope climbing walls.

Kangoo Club New Jersey, South Jersey

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Kangoo Jump Boots are rebound boots that compress with each step, absorbing impact athletic activity can cause to the joints. They give the user a feeling of lightness without compromising stability. The Kangoo Club New Jersey meets weekly at locations in Cherry Hill, Berlin, Runnemede, Stratford and Sicklerville for intense, but fun, full-body workouts. Boot rentals are available at every class. Check the club’s Facebook page for up-to-date events and classes.

The Circus Place, Hillsborough

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Who hasn’t dreamed of running away and joining the circus? Maybe that’s not quite a viable option anymore, but you can still gain the skills to do so with classes at the Circus Place in Hillsborough. Boasting classes for all ages, The Circus Place teaches students in the art of ariels, clowning, contortion and more. Improve your flexibility and strength with a dance class, or build your hand-eye coordination with a flow arts and hoop-dance class.

POUND, Various Locations

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Get out your daily frustrations in a constructive way with the POUND workout. Using lightweight drumsticks, participants create music and break a sweat by banging out tunes with this full-body workout. The world is your drum as you hammer out tunes, burning up to 900 calories an hour. Check their website for times and locations.

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