Most of us are familiar with the health benefits of yoga and exercise: improved flexibility, muscle building, increased focus — the list goes on. But if doing yoga or going to the gym doesn’t sound appealing, you can still get fit. Here’s a small sample of group workout classes throughout the county (and just over the bridge) that will get the job done.
|What||PURE BARRE||BURN||ROCO DANCE AND FITNESS||SOULCYCLE||THE DAILEY METHOD|
|Where||Mill Valley, San Rafael||Four San Francisco locations||Fairfax, Mill Valley||Larkspur||Corte Madera, Fairfax, Novato|
|About||Barre work plus special classes for newcomers, new moms and brides-to-be.||A nonstop circuit that includes cardio, weights and Pilates Springboard work.||Youth and adult classes ranging from ballet and modern dance to cardio hip-hop.||A mix of weights, core work and cardio, all performed on a stationary bike.||Focuses on alignment and posture. Offers classes moms can participate in with newborns.|
|Duration||55 minutes||55 minutes||1 hour or 1.5 hours||45 minutes||45 minutes or 1 hour|
|Cost per class||$23||$22||$18||$30, plus $3 shoe rental||$20-$25|
This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition under the headline: “Drop-In Fitness“.