Get Pumped About These Hard-Core Exercise Regimens

Crossfit, spinning, pilates, and more

You can spend only so many hours on the elliptical before you realize you’re just going in circles. Pack more punch into your workout with the most thigh-quivering, shirt-drenching, endorphin-pumping exercise classes in town.

1. SoulSurvivor at SoulCycle. Take spinning up a notch by utilizing weights and core exercises to tone your upper body and abs while ripping through calories with fast-paced rounds of hills and sprints.

2. Platinum Pilates at Pilates Platinum. Stretch, pull, and twist your way through 55 minutes of constant resistance on a Megaformer that is easy on the joints but brutal on muscles you didn’t even know existed.

3. Strong Flow at Yoga Vibe. Instructor Ella CojoCaru picks up the pace in her energetic sessions that build flexibility and stamina in the most sweat-inducing yoga class under 100 degrees.

4. Crossfit Mixed-Level at Crossfit Hollywood. Enter “the box” for a fast track to a killer body. Supported by a tight-knit community, the hardcore, no-frills workouts are results focused, tracking your sure-to-be-stellar improvements as you go.

5. Sweaty Sundays at The Sweat Spot. Shimmy your way to sore muscles in these lively dance classes fueled by contagious group energy and brilliant instructor Ryan Heffington. You’ll have so much fun you won’t feel the burn till class is over.

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6. Stacked at Equinox. Grip weight-shifting sandbells to push your way through a circuit of six targeted exercises that challenge your endurance with progressively harder moves each round.

7. Total Body Extreme at The Studio (MDR). Taught by head trainer Ky Evans, the grueling, Lagree method-based class incorporates cardio training for an intense and addictive pound-shedding session that reshapes your body.

8. Pound at Crunch. Rock out and slim down by using weighted Ripstix to keep the beat for full-body intervals, isometrics, and Pilates-inspired movements to the tune of 600 to 900 calories per jam session.

9. Full Body at Barry’s Bootcamp. Not for the faint of heart (or lungs), Barry’s notorious class alternates between sprints on the treadmill and strength training on the floor — with not a moment or ounce of energy to spare.

10. Catapult Cardio at Tracy Anderson Brentwood Studio. Intended to tone but not bulk, the advanced, high-energy choreography from fitness guru Tracy Anderson chisels your body by developing both primary and secondary musculature in steamy, heart-pounding sessions.

Photos: gmcoop / Getty Images; Biz Urban Photography / Courtesy of Tracy Anderson

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