Five New Spins on Exercise

Strengthen body and soul by exploring movement in ways you’ve never considered.

Strengthen body and soul by exploring movement in ways you’ve never considered.

Photo illustration by Mari Fouz

FIND YOUR INNER CHILD

Children know something about exercise that adults often forget—that movement should be fun. When you strap into the harness of Fly Bungee Fitness, you’ll leap, jump, and fly in an hour-long class of childlike abandon. So fun, you’ll forget it’s exercise. 4820 Ridge Rd., Oakley

OUTDOOR FREEDOM

You’ll hear the call of the wild at Roads Rivers and Trails, a small-yet-mighty haven of all things hiking, kayaking, and outdoor adventure. Whether sizing up paddles or fitting a trail shoe, the savvy staff serves as your trusted guide to new horizons. 118 Main St., Milford

DISCOVERY ZONE

The name PoleKittens Fitness might sound like a pet-friendly gym, but make no mistake—the art (yes, art) of pole dancing isn’t merely physical. Group classes, individual lessons, and private parties will help you gain confidence, empowerment, and perhaps reveal a sexy inner kitten. 4719 Vine St., St. Bernard

BIKE BUDDIES

For alfresco cardio that’s good for your lungs and kind to your joints, consider the bicycle your new best friend. Fornovices and pros alike, Jim’s Bicycle Shop has kept cyclists’ wheels turning since 1976. Bonus tip: Cruise the newly expanded Wasson Way on your next wheeled excursion. 8015 Plainfield Rd., Deer Park

BE SMART ON YOUR FEET

It’s true: Running makes you smarter by building gray matter in the brain, which improves memory and cognitivelearning abilities. The Tri-State Running Company helps brainy runners on both sides of the river put their best feet forward. 148 Barnwood Dr., Edgewood; 7433 Wooster Pke., Mariemont

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