fitness professionals are eager to make their gymstand out. Part of that means offering newhigh-energy exercise classes for their members. Fromdancing and step to cycling and boot camp classes, there’s a high energy exercise for almost everyone. Some gyms even have high-energy yoga! It’s impossible to cover every type of workout since the industry constantly pushes innovation. However, for the sake of this book, high-energy workouts tend to fall within one of the following categories: > Barbell-based > Dance/rhythm > Impact-based > Machine/cardio > Team-based ADVANTAGES OF HIGH-ENERGY WORKOUTS High-energy workouts are great for those who need variety in their exercise plan. By constantly

JAZZERCISE: ONEOF THE ORIGINAL HIGH ENERGY WORKOUTS A dance teacher at Northwestern University was among the first fitness experts to create a high energymovement of her own. According to her website, in the late 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to take her dance classes to the next level, creatingwhat’s nowknown worldwide as Jazzercise. During her dance classes, participants worried less about the technical skill andmore about moving to the beat. Jazz dance became the perfect medium for a workout due to its funky beats and energetic style.

switching upmovements bothwithin and betweenworkouts, it prevents boredomand keeps things fun. As such, many find it mentally easier to stay consistent. Going to the gym to dance aroundwith your friends brings an attractive quality that surpasses weightlifting or traditional cardio for some.



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