Millions of people will add a fitness goal to their New Year’s Resolutions in 2020. While we love goal setting and fully support making health a priority, we want to shake things up a bit. What if you got a jump on those goals just a little bit early, or tried a completely new activity?

The Fredericksburg region is home to a rising number of unique workout experiences and boutique gyms. We suggest trying a few and see what really lights you up. The more fun you’re having the better your chance of success!

Crossfit – finally see what the fuss is about.

We’ve all heard of Crossfit by now. It’s really taken the world by storm over the past few years. In a nutshell, Crossfit is a fitness program that combines a wide variety of functional movements into a timed or scored workout. Think: pull-ups, squats, push-ups, weightlifting, gymnastics, running, rowing, and a host of other movements. See what all the talk is about at one of these Fredericksburg region Crossfit boxes!

  • Ardent Crossfit in Stafford County. Ardent Crossfit offers childcare, online workouts, a “no sweat intro,” and Ardent is also home to BirthFit. “Birthfit is about expecting and postpartum moms taking charge of their bodies and their decisions, and supporting one another’s journeys—together and apart.”
  • Crossfit Fredericksburg in Stafford County.- Childcare is available as well as WODs ( Workout Of the Days) posted online.
  • Crossfit Forward in Spotsylvania County – Weigh-lifting classes and bootcamps are also available!
  • Crossfit 12 Gauge in Spotsylvania County. – Offers nutrition classes, a 12 hour gym, and kids crossfit program. 

Orange Theory is one workout that is bound to get your heart rate up.

This hour-long HIIT ( high intensity interval training ) class incorporates cardio, indoor rowers, weight training blocks, and floor exercises. Instructors will be right there beside you offering tips and motivation along the way. One unique aspect to Orange Theory is the OTbeat heart-rate monitors. They enable you to see personalized results in real-time so you know when to push harder, or scale back, in order to optimize your results. Try your first class for free at Orange Theory Fitness.

Ninja training from your childhood dreams.

Love watching American Ninja Warrior? Get in on the action right here in the Fredericksburg Region! At FXBG Ninja, you can test your grip, coordination, balance, strength, and agility on one of many obstacles during a weekly Ninja Challenge class. Workshops with American Ninja Warrior finalists are offered as well! Youth Ninja Challenge classes are available for ages 10-15. For those under 10 who want the chance to be a ninja, parkour classes start at age 7 and go through adult. Online pre-registration is required for all classes.

Learn to fly!

Gracefully move through the air with aerial silks! In aerial fabric classes you will learn climbing, footlocking, turns, poses, tricks and hanging in the fabric. Increase your strength and stamina while learning body control, balance and flexibility. The movements are so beautiful and require so much concentration you’ll forget you’re even working out… until your muscles tell you the next day. Classes are part of FXBG Ninja. 

Bounce yourself to fitness.

Skyzone is for grownups, too! Did you know you can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour long  Skyfit class? Bouncing on their trampolines targets your legs, arms, and core. We doubt you’ll even notice what a hard workout you’re getting.

Feel the heat at Burn Boot Camp.

This is more than just a book camp. Burn Boot Camp offers accountability trackers, complementary childcare, and one- on -one meetings all in addition to the amazing workout you’ll have each time you go! Be sure to download their app when you start and stay connected with the Fredericksburg Burn Boot Camp community. Kids Camps are also available for the little ones.

Good luck and have fun!

Last Updated:
December 17, 2019