Tired of the same-old, same-old at the gym? Give your body (and spirit!) a lift with fusion fitness classes. At 24 Hour Fitness (www.24hourfitness.com) get your heart rate up with "Pilates Pulse" - a kind of re-vamped version of the deep conditioning exercises developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900's. "Pulse" combines rhythmic moves with deep stretching. Crunch Fitness (www.crunch.com) offers a whole slew of body-licious classes aimed at toning, stretching, and aerobic fitness. Crave the sinewy ballerina body Crunch's "Ballet Body" teaches basic ballet with an emphasis on building lean muscles. It's "Bring It On" class channels your inner cheerleader with Plyometric training, cardio dance and team-building stunts. Pom-poms optional.
Many fitness facilities are keeping their programming alive by 'fusing' a number of different class formats. This is a great way to capitalize on more than one workout at a time. Aqualates, for example, combines Pilates and Aquatic exercise. Yogilates blends Yoga and Pilates. These are great options for the time challenged individual who may not have the opportunity to participate in full single modality workouts (i.e. Yoga) and/or is interested in spicing up their current workout routine with something fresh and new.