Best Classes To Take To Improve Your Posture

Maintaining and or building good posture is a struggle all of us face, especially if your career involves tons of coast-to-coast travel or sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Luckily, there are tons of amazing classes that will focus on the types of training that helps you stand (or sit) straight and strong in no time, you just have to know what you’re looking for. Look for classes with the following focuses, and say goodbye to that slump:

Class Type: Stability Training
Why: Building a strong core allows you to stand and sit taller, and support your entire body in it’s most correct and healthy position. Try classes that focus on building core strength from the inside out.

Studio Recommendations:
Funktional Fitness Gilbert (Phoenix Metro)
City Surf – Deep Ellum (Dallas)
Vertical Method (San Francisco)
Stability Pilates & Physical Therapy (Atlanta)

Class Type: Functional Fitness Training
Why: Functional training focuses on building the body strong through everyday movements, and in their correct form. Take classes at the below studio for expert coaching on form, and learn to move efficiently in everyday life!

Studio Recommendations:
Redefining Strength – Costa Mesa (Orange County Metro)
Crossfit Remnant – Alpharetta (Atlanta Metro)
Advanced Sports Performance and Fitness – San Carlos (San Francisco Metro)
Kokoda Fitness (San Francisco)

Class Type: Pilates
Why: Pilates focuses on overall stability within your core, as well as strengthening and lengthening your muscles to perform more efficiently. The stronger your core and your back become, the taller you’ll stand.

Studio Recommendations:
Pilates of Kansas City  – Prairie Village (Kansas City Metro)
Firehaus Pilates (Denver)
Club Pilates (Sacramento)
Hardcore Pilates (Houston)

Class Type: Barre
Why: Barre takes it’s inspiration from ballet, and many of the positions focus on standing tall and working your entire body from tall and lengthened position. Building muscle memory for standing up straight is one of the best benefits from this class, not to mention the added toning you’ll begin to see!

Studio Recommendations:
Pure Barre – Dr. Phillips (Orlando)
The Barre Code – Park Ridge (Chicago Metro)
Studio East 54 – Chapel Hill (Raleigh Metro)
Boston Body (Boston)

Class Type: Pole Fitness
Why: You build incredible core and back strength in these classes, which are two of the most important parts of having good posture.

Studio Recommendations:
Chicago Academy of Pole and Dance (Chicago)
Awakenings Pole Dance Fitness (Philadelphia)
Pole Fitness Studio (Las Vegas)

Mandy Gragg is a New York City-based certified personal trainer and an active fashion and beauty blogger. She shares her fitness, fashion, and skincare tips on her blog Haute Unofficial. Follow her sporty adventure on Instagram for more fitness, beauty, and active fashion inspo.