Hybrid Exercise Classes: Can Mixing Ballet And Boxing Ever Be A Good Idea?

If you've got yourself into a bit of an exercise rut, mix it up by trying one of these great hybrid workouts. Combining two or more exercises, these classes will inject a novelty factor back into your fitness routine.


Kickasana

What is it? A fusion of Thai boxing and martial arts with yoga, ballet, dancing and stretching.
Why does it work? It helps you burn calories, improve your flexibility and unwind.
Where? Kick Studio in London Fields, though its inventor, Sophie Pittaway, has plans to expand across the capital.
Bokwa
What is it?
A mix of boxing and African dancing.
Why does it work?
It helps you burn calories, while having fun.
Where?
Available nationwide at Nuffield Health Gyms, or check out bokwafitness.com to find a class near you.

BODYCOMBAT
What is it?
A mix of Tai Chi, kickboxing and karate with aerobics.
Why does it work? It’s great for toning, and improves your posture, core strength, stability and coordination.
Where? Available nationwide at David Lloyd gyms. 

A stress-busting BODYCOMBAT class

Piloxing
What is it?
A combination of boxing and pilates.
Why does it work? It burns fat and sculpts your muscles.
Where? London’s Push Studios.

Balates
What is it?
A mix of ballet and pilates.
Why does it work? It sculpts your body, boosts flexibility and improves strength and agility, while lengthening your muscles.
Where? Available at Gymbox gyms across London. 

Cheerobics
What is it? 
A combination of cheerleading and aerobics.
Why does it work? It improves your fitness levels, flexibility and muscle strength. 
Where? Check out cheerobics.net to find a class near you.

An endorphin-releasing Cheerobics class 

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