Two Fun Classes That Will Help You Get Your Body Ready For The Beach

If you're looking forward to heading to the beach this summer, but don't feel that your body is beach ready yet, then take the initiative now and take action. Don't make the mistake and think that crash dieting is the solution. You will lose fat and muscle. Also, any weight that is lost so quickly will be difficult to keep off. You can't permanently live on a starvation diet.

If you want to look good in your swimsuit, you should focus on toning or building muscle, and slowly losing fat. Here are two types of classes you can take that will help you do this.

Yoga Classes

If you don't like the idea of lifting weights, and are not into jogging or cycling, then yoga class is perfect. During a yoga class you will perform a series of poses. These are performed slowly, but they are strenuous. You will elevate your heart rate, which gives you a calorie burning cardio workout, but without the impact that comes from something like jogging. You will also improve your muscles via bodyweight exercises. For instance, a pose such as the supported shoulderstand is an excellent way to firm up your glutes.

Yoga is the best match for a man or woman who wants to create a lean look, rather than build mass. You will build muscle, but the intention is on toning up your physique.

Crossfit Gym

On the other end of the spectrum, you have crossfit classes. These are perfect for men or women who want to burn fat away and build muscle. So, for guys who want bigger biceps and pecs, and ladies who want to build their glutes, then a crossfit class is perfect. You will be lifting heavy weights and building muscle. It's the natural, healthy alternative to steroids or procedures such as a Brazilian butt lift.

Crossfit gyms, like Vent-Up, have classes that run you through a series of weightlifting exercises. The focus is on speed and form. You will do dead lifts, squats, clean and jerks, as well as kipping pull up and box jumps. Unlike a traditionally bodybuilding session at a real gym, you don't take breaks. You move from one lift to another. This speed turns a regular lifting session into a super fat burning cardio workout.

The other cool thing about a crossfit gym is that they are group focused. So if you're someone who needs motivation to workout and get fit, they are perfect. Everyone works out in the same space and encourages each other. There is very much a team-like atmosphere to the workout.