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Published Wednesday Oct 23, 2019 by Brittany Raine

The Best Workout Classes Under 60 Minutes


Looking to squeeze a sweat session into your packed schedule without taking up a lot of time? From cardio blasts to barre tucks, there’s no shortage of killer classes that will challenge you, whatever your activity level is.

The next time you’re searching for a workout that fits your calendar, here are six effective fitness classes you can take in under an hour!



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Designed to strengthen, lengthen, and make your muscles burn in the best way possible, a low-impact barre class is the perfect workout, any day of the week. Using props that include bands, balls, free weights—and yes, a ballet barre—you’ll be challenged every tuck of the way. Studio Barre offers 45-minute Quick Tuck classes multiple times a week, so you can sneak in a fast fitness session and reap all the benefits of this full-body workout in an encouraging (and fun!) environment. 


rush cycle fitness workout

Trust us; nothing feels better than clipping in, sweating it out, and spinning to the beat. Whether you’re a newbie to the bike or cycle every night after work, a cardio-blag sting, heart-pumping cycling class is an awesome way to push yourself in under an hour. If you’re looking to crush your next cycling class on a tight timeframe, Rush Cycle is your answer. Featuring high-energy instructors, bass bumping playlists, and positive vibes, Rush Ride is 45-minutes of pure pedaling bliss. Plus, Rush Cycle’s themed rides are rad! 


Pilates Proworks

With a focus on power, precision, and control, Pilates will work every element of your mental and physical strength. From reformer machines to the mat, a Pilates class places an emphasis on your core—and so, so much more in a controlled studio setting. Think endurance meets feel-good flexibility. The PilatesPro class at San Francisco-based Pilates ProWorks delivers a powerful 40-minute workout option. Combining resistance, strength, and cardio in a small class setting, instructors are hands-on to help you succeed.  


305 fitness workout dance

Short on time but not on energy? If you like to party (and hit your fitness goals), it’s time to turn up the tunes—no dance experience required. Just imagine a live DJ, light show, and a room full of nonstop moving and grooving. Welcome to 305 Fitness. Famous for their signature high-intensity rhythmic CARDIO class, 305 Fitness blends dance cardio with low-impact strength training and conditioning in their 50-minute PWR workout. You’re going to be sweaty and sore, but trust us, it’s worth it. Your glutes and core will thank you.  


Y7 yoga workout fitness

Whether you’re a first-timer on the mat or master yogi, finding time for mindful movement in your fitness schedule is key for any level of activity. An act of sacred self-care, there’s something special about carving out moments where you can focus on your well-being and just let it go (and flow). Now add in heat, candles, and legendary hip-hop tracks. If you’re ready to elevate your yoga experience, join the community at Y7. Featuring positive vibes and sick beats, Y7’s one-of-kind 50-minute We Flow Hard Vinyasa Express is a class where you offer up your intentions and sweat it out in an inclusive (and super cool) space. 

Boxing | Kickboxing 

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Want to add a (fast) calorie-burning class that fits your fitness routine? From taking your everyday stress out on the bag to learning a new way to move, boxing and kickboxing provide the perfect one-two workout punch. Tapout Fitness offers dynamic workouts with top trainers that blend the magic of martial arts with strength training and cardio. Plus in their Tapout Fusion classes, you can get an unbeatable 45-minute workout experience that will not only challenge your body, but your mind, too. Woo!

Not sure what workout you want to book next? Try something new or discover what you love with great deals on fitness classes near you on MINDBODY.io

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Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
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Published Thursday Apr 01, 2021 by Denise Prichard

Your Guide to Releasing Stress and Finding Peace

Expert Advice

Since 1992, April has been recognized as Stress Awareness Month. It was established to help shed light on the issues behind stress, teach us how to fight it, and create methods to overcome it. While this initiative has existed just shy of three decades, this year it seems particularly important.

With a year under our belts in pandemic mode—a lot of us had to get creative when it came to keeping our cool. On top of that, everyday stresses didn’t just magically disappear during this time either. Just think about it—have you ever been in a situation that was overwhelming? Maybe you’ve had a looming deadline or a to-do list that seems, well...totally un-doable? If you’ve ever felt you were in over your head, please know you’re not alone—you never are. At one time or another, we’ve all been affected by stress—although each person may manifest it differently. Me? I'm definitely a frequent rider on the "hot mess stress express."

There are many ways to help combat stress—some of us seek out support from friends and family, while others find solace in taking up meditation or unwinding with a relaxing yoga class. Whatever helps you find peace, just keep doing you. But also know we have some resources to help you overcome stress whenever the need arises.

Here are some blog posts that are always available to you when you feel a little stressed out:

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1. Foundational Steps to Cultivating a Daily Self-love Practice  

When in doubt, breathwork expert and sound healer, Shanila Sattar, always has tips to help ground yourself—especially in times of need. In this blog post, she gives you the recipe for incorporating self-love into your daily routine by encouraging us to ask ourselves these questions: How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love? As we all know, self-love defines and redefines itself for everyone over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey. 

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2. I Tried Virtual Meditation...Here’s What I Learned 

Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep,” is a practice that has been around for thousands of years and it aims to restore the mind, body, and soul through deep, guided meditation. The way it works is like the way a power nap helps one feel refreshed during a particularly exhausting day, except you aren’t technically sleeping. I describe it as a long-form of savasana—anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. (Real talk: savasana is one of the best parts of practicing yoga, am I right?) 

TLDR: I learned that I could conquer stress in a matter of minutes with Yoga Nidra. 

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3. Accessible Yoga Poses for Emotional Balance and Release 

Are we safe in saying this last year brought up a ton of emotions the likes of which we did not plan for? The good, the bad, the “unprecedented”—our hearts and minds have been taken on a wild rollercoaster ride, and for many of us, our mental health is suffering. With our minds running in thousands of directions, it’s hard to notice our own needs. Yes, our attention to the goings-on of last year is vital but caring for ourselves is as important as ever. Here are some tips from our favorite yoga instructor, Dani Schenone.  

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4. Top Breathing Exercises for Anxiety and Depression and The New Normal

Have you been feeling it? The big emotion floating around the last year is the Big Anxiety. Coupled with the stress of what the COVID-19 pandemic has bought for millions of people, disturbed wellness routines, and worry, we have a recipe to create massive damage to ourselves. Adjusting to the new normal, with social distancing practices in place and adapting to precautions and routines, may be the root of even more anxiousness for many as we’re navigating uncharted territories.

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5. The "Staying Grounded" Guide to Stress and Anxiety Pre- and Post-COVID-19

If you've got those familiar feelings of stress and anxiety coursing through your body right now, you're definitely not alone. We get it. Times are uncertain, our mental health is taxed, we're doing what we can to reduce stress and anxiety in general, and relaxation has taken a back seat. It’s no secret that stress is proven to weaken our immunity, so now more than ever, it's important to relax, deal with what's happening, and find the coping mechanisms to help you reclaim your mental health and reduce your involvement in stressed moments. Let's deal with stress and anxiety together and see what we can do to reduce them.

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6. How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide

Meditation will change your life if you let it. The pace of our modern life is at least ten times what it was just 10 years ago. Technology improved our lives but also created a more frenetic and stressful pace. If we decided to stop, breathe, and become more mindful, we would reduce stress and experience much more enjoyment in each moment of our everyday lives.

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7. Cultivate Your Calm with These 7 Yoga Poses

There’s always something to worry about. Whether it’s our career, relationships, dating, or trauma, we go through moments that bombard us with negative thoughts that can make us feel anxious and stressed. Our worries may often define our choices, our view of the world, or ourselves. This doesn’t mean they are faults, flaws, or downfalls—we just need to practice managing them in a healthy way, placing deserved value on self-care. Yoga is only one connection. Check out these seven yoga poses that can help your mind and body when you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, or overall stress.

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8. Mindfulness Tips to Stay Intentional, Focused, and Aligned in 2021

We’re all guilty of our routines and habits running our lives at one point or another. We’re all guilty of being attached to our schedules and our to-do list. We’re all guilty of running on a loop every now and then. As the energies of 2021 continue to shift, we get to ask ourselves the intentions of why and how we are participating in the places we are participating in, the thoughts we are thinking, the habits we are cultivating, and the communities that we are a part of. This intention and mindfulness process can not only shift our own experiences but of those around us as well.

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9. Why It's Time to Try a Healing Virtual Sound Bath

If you have found meditation to be useful in trying times, right now is an incredible time to also try virtual sound baths to receive the deep sound healing benefits. As many of us are processing a variety of emotions as a collective—stress, worry, fear, anxiety, uncertainty—we can start to cause long-term damage to our bodies, especially to our immune and nervous systems. Giving ourselves self-care in a way that is easy, non-intrusive, and simple, can be the perfect way to help your body restore.

These resources aren’t the only thing we have to help you deal with stress—they’re just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, there are tons of classes available to you on the Mindbody app and through Mindbody Flex to help you reignite your calm whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed. And always remember, at the end of the day, your best is always good enough.  

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Written by
Denise Prichard
Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.