Opposites Attract: The Best Classes to Pair Together

Opposites attract—or at least that’s what people say. When it comes to working out, balance is essential, and sometimes that means bouncing from one type of workout to the next. If you’re looking to build and maintain your full-body strength, then you need to add versatility to your workout routine. Plus, it’s a great way to prevent boredom and laziness (if we’re being honest).

The beauty of ClassPass is that you aren’t limited to one type of exercise. Want to kick off your week with a high-intensity cycling class? Awesome. Want to wind down on Friday night with an introspective meditation class? Go for it. Each day is a new opportunity for you to try something new and build up your stamina, both mentally and physically.

Try out these class pairings for an ultimate workout experience:

Pilates and cycling

Pilates lengthens and tones your body like no other. Cycling, on the other, gets your heart racing and builds endurance. Together, you’ll have a balanced mix of cardio, toning and stretching.

Try out some of our favorites:
Vibe Ride and CORE Buckhead
One Lagree and CycleBar
Pedal Spin Studio and EDEN by Eden Sassoon

Barre and dance cardio

Barre and dance cardio go hand in hand. Dance cardio is an amped-up version of barre (set to catchy pop music).

Try out some of our favorites:
Pop Physique and Body By Simone
Barreworks and Ballet Bodies
The Barre Code and DivaDance

Strength training and yoga

Yes, even the gym buffs have to get their Shavasana on. Yoga offers many benefits, including increasing flexibility, balance and inner peace—all important when you’re trying to convince yourself to up your weight during the overhead press.

Try out some of our favorites:
Tone House and Laughing Lotus
Hardpressed and Chill Chicago
FC Kickboxing Bootcamp and Mountain Yoga and Wellness

Boxing and meditation

Boxing is a mind game, just like meditation. See, they’re not so different after all! A guided meditation class will provide clarity and focus for your next boxing class.

Try out some of our favorites:
Gotham Gym  and INSCAPE
TITLE Boxing and Be Well Studios
1Rebel and Inhere

Running and rowing

From your feet to your seat, combining running with indoor rowing classes help to create a massive amount of power in your lower body. This will lead to better starts, faster short races, and increased endurance for the longer stretches. 

Try out some of our favorites:
Mile High Run Club  and Row House
Stride and Roworx
Runn Chicago and GO Row

Amanda Garrity is a commerce editor and content producer living in New York City. She finds every excuse to go on an adventure, whether it's in her own backyard or across the country. She enjoys hiking, pretending she's a prima ballerina and drinking an abundant amount of coffee. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.