Every New Year you vow to work out more. And while you could join the SoulCycle cult for a mere $34 a pop, we’ve found a handful of other classes that we think are a better use of money. Throw on your Lululemons and get ready to feel the burn.
Cardio Barre Plié until your thighs are on fire at this super-trendy 60-minute workshop that promises to sculpt your butt, legs, arms and torso. No preexisting rhythm required. $19; Cardio Barre, 61 Gough St.; cardiobarre.com
Surfset Work your core while testing your balance on a six-foot board atop medicine balls. Humility and a sense of humor are key at this 50-minute class. $25; Sweat Republic, 2184 Greenwich St.; sweatrepublicsf.com
Aerial Silk Brace yourself for Cirque du Soleil-style suspension training in this 60-minute class taught by circus performer Kyoko Uchida. You’ll build strength as you learn how to artfully hang upside down. $25; Studiomix, 1000 Van Ness Ave.; studiomix.com
Latin Dance Grooves Check your inhibitions at the door and get your groove on at this 90-minute calorie-torching sweat-fest, where you’ll learn a little samba, salsa and merengue. $14; ODC, 351 Shotwell St.; odcdance.org