9 Most Unique Fitness Classes in Philly

From Bollywood dance to aerial training, here are some of Philly's most out-of-the-box ways to sweat.

Classes at Ploome in Northern Liberties are all about having fun.

Going Gaga
Ploome, 1040 North American Street #1001, Philadelphia.

Each month, you’ll learn a new routine to the songs of music’s it-girls, including Beyonce, Madonna, and, of course, Lady Gaga. Take your workout up a level by strapping on ankle weights during each session. The best part of all? At your fourth class, you’ll shoot a music video that will give you complete Hollywood status.

Urban Rebounding
Sweat Fitness, multiple locations

This class will take you back to the playground days with a low-impact cardiovascular routine on mini trampolines. The basic, yet effective, aerobic conditioning and sport-specific moves make this the perfect work out for all ages and levels.

Skinny Mini
Lithe Method, multiple locations

Classes at Lithe Method combine elements of cheerleading, dance and Pilates in a hybrid technique created by owner Lauren Boggi Goldenberg called “Cardio-Cheer-Sculpting.” Skinny Mini specifically lengthens, tones and strengthens muscles and reduces fat.

Fitness Works Philadelphia, 714 Reed Street, Philadelphia

A workout for your mind, body and soul all in one. Intensati is the ultimate hybrid that combines aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga and strength conditioning with meditation and empowering thoughts.

BodyLogic, 219 Cuthbert Street, Philadelphia

New to BodyLogic this past fall, SkinnyLOGIC starts out with a ab-centric sequence that includes weight training for arms and legs. From there, it moves into a 35-minute cardio sequence that includes work at the barre. (Would you expect anything less from owner/ballerina Jillian Dreusike?)

Philly Power Yoga, 2016 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

YoGong is a new take on yoga that incorporates dance, Pilates and Qi-Dong, a Chinese practice alining breath, movement and meditation. This class will provide the typical benefits of yoga, such as increased flexibility, in addition to focusing on breath work, flowing movement and meditation.

Bollywood Dance
Shake Bollywood Shake, 530 Baltimore Pike, Springfield

Get a first-hand look at Indian culture with classes that offer a combination of Indian folk, modern, Bhangra, Gidda, and classical indian dance. The studio offers the full experience by provide costume to buy or rent in addition to an opportunity to perform at the Penn’s Landing Festival of India.

Drums Alive
Sussex Fitness Center, 1101 Sussex Boulevard, Broomall

Drums Alive allows you to create the beat to your own workout using drumsticks and a stability ball. Participants will combine aerobic dance and the rhythm of the drum with choreography that’s designed to burn fat and improve physical and mental fitness.

Adult Aerials
Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, 5900 A Green Street, Philadelphia

Channel your inner Cirque de Soleil with an introductory aerial class. Students will learn the basics of rope, fabric, and low-static trapeze while developing muscles and building strength. Nervous about signing up for a full class session? Try out the Intro to Aerials Workshop first.

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