Work It Out: Our Top Fitness Class Picks for 2016

From rock climbing to pole dancing: Fitness can be fun.
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Kickin’ It
Punching is fun! Club MMA  in Bridgetown has adult and teen Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes. Learn positions, transitions, sweeps, escapes, takedowns, and submissions. Did someone say takedown? Sold! club-mma.com

Run Away
Flying Pig training starts the first week of January at Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. You bring the legs and they provide the rest, including twice-weekly running groups, coaching, hydration, and energy supplements. runningspot.com

Row Your Boat
Tired of spinning but still crave quad burn? Try rowing. No Limits Rowing offers indoor rowing classes taught by USRowing certified coaches and former U.S. national team members. Psst: rowing fires up your core, too. nolimitsrowing.com

Up the Wall
Rock climbing is full-body work. Get ready to get on up the 40-foot, 28-foot, and bouldering walls with UC Campus Rec’s six-week Climbing 101 course—you’ll get schooled in equipment and technique, plus certified to belay. uc.edu/campusrec/classes/climbing

Magnetic Poles
Posh Fitness’s pole dancing is beginner-friendly, core-ab-and-arm-intensive, and totally fun. You will not remove clothing. You will feel more confident at home slipping from that Snuggie into something a little more comfortable. poshfitnessboutique.com

Dance Party
Clifton Cultural Arts Center is a hidden font of fitness classes: yoga, pilates, tai chi, nia technique, Zumba—plus the full spectrum of dance, from modern to West African, salsa to tap. One, two, three, four! cliftonculturalarts.org/classes

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