Spice Up Your Workout Routine

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Whether you've been plugging away on icy streets or hibernating during the snowy season, spring is the perfect time to spice up your workout routine. Inject some fun into your regimen by trying a fresh new way to stay fit. Gyms across the country offer classes that are a far cry from old-school step aerobics. Ready to crank things up a notch? We've rounded up the best of the health club fitness tests. Challenging your body never felt so fun.

Gleek Out

A fitness class inspired by a hit show? Brilliant. Even if you can't carry a tune, the Glee Club Workout will have you working up a sweat. Based on the Fox comedy "Glee," this entertaining dance class lets Gleeks fulfill dormant Broadway dreams with 45 minutes of heart-pumping moves. You'll learn three choreographed routines, accompanied by the show's official soundtrack as you practice your box squares and jazz hands. Singing isn't required, but it is highly encouraged. Offered at Crunch (crunch.com) locations everywhere.

Jump Around

Trampolines aren't just for kids and clowns. Trampoline is an Olympic sport for a reason: It is tough. Often used as a workout routine by extreme sports athletes looking to gain a competitive edge, trampolining is now available to weekend warriors everywhere at trampoline gyms and parks. Sky High Sports (jumpskyhigh.com) and Sky Zone Sports (skyzonesports.com) are just two of the many nationwide jumping gyms that offer classes to improve your ups. Trampoline workouts can be intense, but you'll be having too much fun to notice.

Crew Team

Former world-champion rower Josh Crosby has a passion for the water, but he's created one of the hottest fitness concepts on land. Indo-Row is an innovative class that delivers the total-body challenge of indoor rowing in a motivating, team-like atmosphere. A great choice for runners, rowing improves both upper- and lower-body strength and flexibility with minimal impact on muscles and joints. Only serious cardio enthusiasts need apply: This class can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour. Indo-Row is offered at over 70 gyms in the U.S., including selected Sports Club/LA (thesportsclubla.com) gyms nationwide and Revolution Fitness (revolutionfitness.net) in Santa Monica, California.

Beat Down

Sweat it out like a rock star while jamming your way to a super-sculpted bod. Pound classes use weighted drumsticks to chisel your core. High-energy music and innovative choreography will get your heart beating louder than the bass line. Striking the ground with challenging drum patterns works your back, legs, arms and butt--to the tune of 600 to 800 calories burned per 45-minute class. Check out the loud, bumping beats at Crunch (crunch.com) and Equinox (equinox.com) gyms across the country.

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