While many gyms and boutique fitness studios still include the traditional exercise formats for their group fitness schedules, many are diversifying by providing their clients a "hybrid" workout. Instead of a 45-minute cycling class, you have the ability to experience 30 minutes of cycling and 30 minutes of conditioning such as TRX or Barre. Not only do such classes eliminate boredom, but they also provide a "dual punch" by providing elements of cardio and strength.
The hybrid class format provides fitness seekers the ability to increase caloric burn in a shorter period of time due to the heart rate fluctuations as a result of interval training. In fact, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, interval training has the ability to burn a greater amount of calories in a shorter period of time.
Here are a few interesting hybrid class formats to check out: