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Published Thursday Mar 08, 2018 by Brittany Raine

Break Out of Your Comfort Zone with These 4 Fun Workouts

Fitness
Yoga
Cardio
Motivation

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to gain a fresh perspective on your post-New Years workout goals. If your fitness routine is becoming less glow-tastic and more yawn-worthy, we’ve got four workouts (and studios where you can find them) to get you moving—no experience required! Exercise your right to fight through that comfort zone with a little guts and a whole lot of glory.

Jump on it!

The higher you fall, the harder you bounce. Dare to jump with a trampoline-based workout! Taking your fitness to new levels, trampoline-based workouts  feature heart-pumping low-impact cardio and they can improve balance and coordination. Plus, if our girl crush Margot Robbie swears by rebounding, count us in.

Studios like trampoLEAN in New York City give you your own jumping device to move, groove, and burn those calories on. Now, who’s ready to bounce?

Photo credit: @trampoleannyc on Instagram

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Jump on it!

The higher you fall, the harder you bounce. Dare to jump with a trampoline-based workout! Taking your fitness to new levels, trampoline-based workouts  feature heart-pumping low-impact cardio and they can improve balance and coordination. Plus, if our girl crush Margot Robbie swears by rebounding, count us in.

Studios like trampoLEAN in New York City give you your own jumping device to move, groove, and burn those calories on. Now, who’s ready to bounce?

Photo credit: @trampoleannyc on Instagram

Get low + let it flow.


What happens when those Saturday night shake-your-tailfeather jams pour through the speakers of a yoga studio? Pure booty muscle shaking bliss. It’s time to kick your flow up a notch with a hip-hop yoga class! As the beat drops and your downward dog gets a little deeper, let your worries will melt away to the sound of music. 

At Y7 Studio, you’ll get all the Zen of candlelight yoga but with the intensity of heat, strength and hard beats. Featuring some pretty sweet bi-coastal locations, Y7’s “We Flow Hard” is not just a mantra, it’s a way of freaking life. 



Photo credit: @y7studio on Instagram

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Get low + let it flow.


What happens when those Saturday night shake-your-tailfeather jams pour through the speakers of a yoga studio? Pure booty muscle shaking bliss. It’s time to kick your flow up a notch with a hip-hop yoga class! As the beat drops and your downward dog gets a little deeper, let your worries will melt away to the sound of music. 

At Y7 Studio, you’ll get all the Zen of candlelight yoga but with the intensity of heat, strength and hard beats. Featuring some pretty sweet bi-coastal locations, Y7’s “We Flow Hard” is not just a mantra, it’s a way of freaking life. 



Photo credit: @y7studio on Instagram

Earn your wings.


If “I believe I can fly…” is going through your head right now, then you’re on the right track. You might have heard all about the benefits of aerial yogamajor ab work, zero-impact, living your gymnast dream—but what’s better than getting your swole on while defying gravity? Plus, even the beginner poses make for some Instagram-worthy images your whole crew will be asking you about.  

Studios like AIR offer friendly, intimidation-free atmospheres with hands-on instructors for all skill levels. With locations across five states, AIR takes your workout to the next level by blending elements of conditions, Pilates, ballet and HIIT to light your muscles on fire… while looking effortless of course.

Photo credit: @airfitnow on Instagram

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Earn your wings.


If “I believe I can fly…” is going through your head right now, then you’re on the right track. You might have heard all about the benefits of aerial yogamajor ab work, zero-impact, living your gymnast dream—but what’s better than getting your swole on while defying gravity? Plus, even the beginner poses make for some Instagram-worthy images your whole crew will be asking you about.  

Studios like AIR offer friendly, intimidation-free atmospheres with hands-on instructors for all skill levels. With locations across five states, AIR takes your workout to the next level by blending elements of conditions, Pilates, ballet and HIIT to light your muscles on fire… while looking effortless of course.

Photo credit: @airfitnow on Instagram

Pole position.

No, we aren’t talking about race cars. We’re talking about an empowering pole fitness workout session.  It’s about time you take your muscles (and your self-confidence) for a spin. One of these classes will not only test your upper and lower body strength; it will help you love your body even more and heal chronic pain. Who doesn’t love new moves that make you stronger—physically and emotionally? People even think pole dancing should be an Olympic sport, and we can get behind that. 

Studios like Pole Fitness Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada offer a selection of seductively sweat-inducing strengthening classes, like bootcamp, gogo dancing, kickboxing and more!

Photo credit: @polefitnessstudio on Instagram


Whether it’s rebounding, hip-hop yoga, aerial or pole fitness, the Mindbody app has thousands of options to refresh your workout and add extra excitement to any fitness routine.

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Pole position.

No, we aren’t talking about race cars. We’re talking about an empowering pole fitness workout session.  It’s about time you take your muscles (and your self-confidence) for a spin. One of these classes will not only test your upper and lower body strength; it will help you love your body even more and heal chronic pain. Who doesn’t love new moves that make you stronger—physically and emotionally? People even think pole dancing should be an Olympic sport, and we can get behind that. 

Studios like Pole Fitness Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada offer a selection of seductively sweat-inducing strengthening classes, like bootcamp, gogo dancing, kickboxing and more!

Photo credit: @polefitnessstudio on Instagram


Whether it’s rebounding, hip-hop yoga, aerial or pole fitness, the Mindbody app has thousands of options to refresh your workout and add extra excitement to any fitness routine.

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
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Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
death of the walk-in
The Latest
Published Wednesday May 20, 2020 by Sara Lesher

When Salons Near Me Reopen: What To Expect From The First Visit Back

Beauty
Salon

Times are strange right now, as you all know. We’ve all heard the phrase “new normal” about a million times already, and all the while, things are still changing every day. If you asked me a few months ago what I’d be writing about right now, I would never have guessed I’d be interviewing someone about what it’s like to get a haircut

Nonetheless, we’re all doing our best to band together and help each other out right now. You may have noticed salons and spas offering messages of support, video tutorials for DIY beauty, and now, waitlists and announcements of reopening their doors. But as we all know, this isn’t the “old normal” anymore, and there will be changes. 

Here’s what you can expect to be different when you finally head back into the salon or spa:


Going the distance

As salons and spas begin to reopen, they’ll likely have to make changes due to new social distancing requirements. When you enter the space, you’ll probably see a complete rearrangement. Stations will be separated by at least six feet, and some might even be removed to allow for more space. Salons that don’t have that much space to spare are putting in temporary walls or partitions. 

On top of that, there may be fewer appointments scheduled at the same time (and definitely no walk-ins) to limit the number of people in the building. Say goodbye to waiting rooms and lobbies—you’ll likely be asked to wait outside or in your car until the exact start time of your appointment to prevent too many people crowding the front.


Keeping it clean

In addition to their increase in space, salons and spas will likely up their cleaning standards and procedures. We surveyed active consumers on the Mindbody app and learned that among the many changes beauty and wellness businesses can make upon reopening, following rigorous sanitization guidelines is the most important. You’ll probably see social posts or confirmation emails that outline new cleaning protocols, and you may notice some signage hanging around the building to reassure that the areas have been disinfected. Employees, and even guests, will be wearing masks and/or gloves, and you may even get a spritz of hand sanitizer at the door. According to Salon 124 Group, getting these supplies is turning out to be one of the largest obstacles for reopening.

In between each appointment, they’ll thoroughly disinfect the area before the next client arrives. Not only that, but each time you move to a new station (like from shampoo to haircut), they may also wipe down the station as soon as you get up to make sure it’s clean for the next guest. 
 

literally check ourselves out

Checking yourself out 

After a good haircut, we all want to check ourselves out. And now that we’re all more cautious of germs and bacteria, we also want to literally check ourselves out at the end of our appointments. Out of the various fitness, beauty, and wellness businesses on our platform, consumers feel most comfortable returning to hair salons, and 62.7% said hair cutting, coloring, styling, barbering, or blow-drying would be the first beauty service they book once restrictions are lifted. An extra, important layer of comfort can be added in the form of contactless payments.

Many salons and spas will likely be incorporating some sort of contactless checkout process to limit touch points. They may end up taking your payment information at check-in via text and removing the front desk, so you don’t have to interact with another person face-to-face.


Switching it up

All-in-all, you can expect changes—and lots of them. Whether it’s increased retail offerings, curbside pickups, virtual consultations, at-home appointments, or video tutorials, many salons and spas are getting creative with how they offer support to their clients. Above all, they want to help us feel beautiful, confident, and somewhat normal during this time—and for that, we’re so thankful.


Want to hear about a real salon experience firsthand? One of our own got her hair done at a reopened salon in Georgia—here’s how it went.

Are you a salon owner yourself? Check out the Reboot Kit for Salons, Spas, & Wellness Businesses for extensive info and advice on how to prepare for reopening.



MINDBODY. “COVID-19 APP USER SURVEY #5.” MAY 2020.
Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s Marketing Content Associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).