Treadmill Training With a Twist
If the snowy, ice-covered streets and sub-zero temps have chased you indoors, I have good news: Group treadmill classes, like the four below, are popping up around town. Whether you’re a runner who wants to stay in shape for the spring or a walker who loses interest after five minutes of mind-numbing treading, these classes will keep you working hard and having fun this winter. — Research by Kelsey Stone and Samantha Gray
Get up early for this 6 a.m., 60-minute Monday class with Shannon. It’s designed to kick-start a new runner’s program as well as keep pros in shape during the long winter months.
Mondays, 6 a.m., Club La Maison, 215 Sugartown Road, Wayne, 610-964-8800, clublamaison.com.
Join Holly on Mondays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for this cardio-weights combo class. You’ll test speed on both the treadmill and indoor mini-track, build quad strength with lunges, squats and high-incline intervals on the treadmill, and build strength with lots of plyometrics and kettlebell work. Mondays, 6:15 p.m., Sweat Fitness, 1425 Arch Street, 215-564-0303, sweatfitness.com.
Think variation is impossible when you’re stuck inside? The Tread Run at Ironworks Fitness offers 35-minute treadmill class will help fight boredom with interval training, incline running, and more. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 p.m., Ironworks Fitness, 141 North 3rd Street, 215-627-7002, phillyironworks.com.
Sprints will build speed, endurance and torch calories, while challenging incline work will build hamstring and quad strength.
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Future Fitness, 1432 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 856-857-0333, afcfitness.com.
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