From yoga to boxing and from Zumba to boot camp—today’s group X classes are an eclectic mix that inspire members to move en masse. For that, you can credit out-of-the-box programming ideas like these …
Les Mills: THE TRIP Virtual Workout
THE TRIP, Les Mills’ most virtual workout, pairs group cycling with cinema-quality visuals to provide a compelling, immersive trip through virtual worlds. Combining music, gaming, and entertainment, it’s already being offered at 70 sites in 29 countries. “We wanted to create something that represented drastic innovation—something that could make someone like Elon Musk sit up and take notice,” says Phillip Mills, the managing director of Les Mills International.
Matrix Fitness: MX4 Active Aging Program
To address the growing 55-plus market, Matrix Fitness has recently unveiled its MX4 Active Aging program. “Combining our versatile, easy-to-use, group-training strength and cardio products with scientifically backed programming gives clubs an opportunity to keep this demo- graphic independent,” says Becky Jalbert, the company’s global product manager for group training.
Escape Fitness: MOVE IT Workouts
Escape Fitness has upgraded its MOVE IT workouts by incorporating the Myzone heart-rate tracking system, allowing exercisers and instructors to view real-time, color-coded workout stats on a smartphone or a display screen in the studio.