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I want a one hour fitness class that focuses on strength training/conditioning/muscle definition (more so than cardio). I want to attend that and be content that I worked out. Wherever I see, it's only cardio classes/focused heavily on cardio.
Am I not looking properly?! Anyone has any reco?
I can't be trusted to do this on my own, not for the next few months at least. I've gotten way too lazy during covid and I want to break that. Reg- PT for 4/days a week is way too expensive...

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Can you hire a personal trainer for once per week sessions for a month or two? If you want muscle definition, your best bet is plain old weight lifting. Straight sets, not the frantic pace of Crossfit. A trainer can help you master the staple compound lifts, tailor a program and help you get into the habit of regularly working out. A lot of them do small group classes too.

For the price of a gym membership you can get a decent squat cage, adjustable bench, barbell and weights set, and start doing a Strong Lifts 5x5 program at home. 3x/week, maybe a 1-1.5 hour workout depending on your warmup and intensity level. It’s a progressive overload program, so your strength will increase dramatically and in pretty surprisingly short order. Did wonders for my physique, and was easy to fit into my day since I was working out at home, but be wary about your form when doing the squats - plenty of online fitness communities that can help with a form-check by posting a video of your workout.

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You’re looking for Les Mills BodyPump. It’s amazing and super fun too.

Life Time fitness offers similar classes in person called Barbell Strength. They offer them online too but I’m not sure if you have to have an in person membership there to access their online content.

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Body pump is great! I used to go in college when I knew literally nothing about lifting weights and it was so helpful.

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If you’re willing to get some dumbbells (or stick with body weight training) and have the space at home, Peloton and Apple Fitness both have what you want.

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I have dumbbells and space. I'll check out Peloton app. My thing is I'll procrastinate or shortcut if I'm doing it by myself if I'm home

Core Power yoga sculpt in person, if they are near you, or online. Also online has body weight sculpt classes.

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CrossFit

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Crossfit 1000% depends on the culture of the gym [box] and the coach. There are some great boxes and coaches out there that prioritize form. Then there are the ones that don’t.

of course it also depends on the programming.

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If you have a gym membership at 24 Hour Fitness/LA Fitness, I highly recommend body pump. It's a 1 hour weight lifting class that's HIIT and focused on low weights and high reps. It's a full body workout and will definitely teach you basic form when lifting. You'll definitely build lean muscle.

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If you’re new to working out and can afford to spend the money on a PT do it. It will help you build the habit of working out after 2-3 months. I started with a PT 4 for 6 months and have been consistently for 4 years now go to the gym 4-5 days a week.

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Pilates, it’s not just for skinny women it’ll tear your muscles up.

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Hey there. I actually did try Pilates... Not only did it get too expensive to attend enough classes to make a difference but the instructor herself told me that pilates can't be the only form of workout. That can only supplement an existing workout regimen. Sigh.
Otherwise I really enjoyed it

I thought I read somewhere that OTF was introducing a weight training only class series into their schedules. I haven’t looked if my studio has it because I go very ad hoc when my strange globally necessary working hours permit a one hour break but I like it because I can literally book and be at my studio inside of 5 mins.

OrangeTheory - the “cardio” portion is more HIIT than duration

I just get what I get and just bolt over there I go like 3 or 4x a week. Usually noon when Europe starts logging off is a good time or 4:30. Before Asia gets on is good for me, but agreed. The Tread and rowers are interval not cardio. I never had a gym experience before that was literally an hour 10mins door to door and I need that threat that I am losing money if I bail.

what city are you in ?

Also near Detroit 🥳

Rowing is great for strength. Check out Rowhouse and other brands.

TRX? Pilates?

There was an athletic sports training place where they had adult classes for exactly what your talking about by me but it closed. Combination of strength training and Conditioning to get best of both worlds. I’m sad it closed due to pandemic but maybe look into those types of places around your area.

Try the Peloton app

Les Mills Online $15/month, Bodypump classes, it's all repetitive strength training

I'll take a look. Online is a slippery slope for me cos of form issues and/or my lazy procrastinating mind taking over and sabotaging the whole thing

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