Switching things up at the fitness center is crucial if you feel yourself sliding into a rut. It’s also critical if you want to optimize your results – performing the same old exercises will only make your body hit a plateau. It’s time to step back from your usual treadmill cardio routine and take a chance at an uplifting, high-energy workout. A Les Mills class sounds like the perfect option for you!

Putting yourself through a session won’t only encourage you to push new limits and burn more calories. It’s a great opportunity for social engagement with like-minded individuals. Interested in trying something new? Read on to learn more about some of the popular Les Mills classes we offer at Ellis Athletic Center:

1. GRIT™ Strength
Tired of the same old weighted bench press? Try GRIT™ Strength. This 30-minute high-intensity interval training class will increase lean muscle, improve your strength and boost your metabolism. With help from a trained fitness instructor and powerful, upbeat music, you’ll work all of your major muscle groups using just three tools: a barbell, weight plate and your own body weight.

2. BODYPUMP™
Looking for a challenge that delivers fast results? A 55-minute session of BODYPUMP™ is what you need. With the help of your coach, peer motivation and loud music, you’ll tone your entire body, burn calories and improve your core strength and bone health. The technique used is the rep effect, a resistance training formula that uses maximum repetition instead of heavy weight to develop lean muscle.

3. CXWORX™
Stop performing hundreds of sit ups for no results. With CXWORX™, you’ll exercise all of your core muscles to become stronger and leaner. Your instructor will challenge you through a 30-minute session, but will offer different options for intensity in each move so you can work out at your own fitness level. A combination of body weight and resistance exercises will maximize your results.

4. SPRINT – LES MILLS SPRINT™

This short, intense style of training is where thrill and motivation merge as you push your physical and mental limits. It is a 30-minute High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout using an indoor bike to achieve fast results. Though it is high intensity, it is low impact. It is scientifically proven to return rapid results. The 30 minutes you put into a LES MILLS SPRINT workout drives your body to burn calories for hours. You combine bursts of energy, where you work as hard as possible, with periods of rest that prepare you for the next effort. What’s the payoff? You smash your fitness goals, and you do it fast.

At Ellis Athletic Center, we offer classes in all of these Les Mills workouts, plus variety of other group classes so you can stay driven and reach your goals. To learn more about how you can make your fitness experience unique, click here or check out our group fitness schedule!