Where to go: Zumba with Eddie, Glenbrook Community Center, 35 Crescent St., Stamford (Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.)
Details: This hip, sexy dance-aerobics workout is more than a passing trend: Zumba combines samba, salsa, hip-hop, and modern international dance styles with high-energy instructors and pumped-up tunes for a session that scorches 1,000-plus calories (and actually lifts your spirits). We recommend hitting a class with local favorite Eddie Calle, whose infectious energy and fun playlist translates to a class that feels more like a night out on the town. “It’s like exercise in disguise,” says Calle, who teaches in Stamford, Greenwich and Fairfield on weeknights.
Details: Kaia’s flagship Greenwich location offers an inviting atmosphere for Savasanas, with dozens of classes and workshops in everything from fertility yoga to strengthening yoga. This popular destination offers newcomers a bargain “30 Days for $30.” Another great pick is Glow Yoga, a sunny studio that offers vinyasa-style classes throughout the day most every day.
Where to go: Tiger Schulmann’s Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts, 2333 Summer St., Stamford; 888-303-6408
Details: Punching a bag feels good and could be the greatest fitness stress reliever of all time. But learning the art of kickboxing and mixed martial arts has other benefits, too: Students shape themselves into lean, muscled fighting machines armed with confidence and self-defense skills. We like Tiger Schulmann’s Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts studio in Stamford, which has exciting programs for kids and adults.
Where to go: , 6 Lewis St., Greenwich
Details: Want to burn calories, meet other people, and learn rhumba, salsa, or ballroom dancing? Try the popular Arthur Murray studio, which offers group and private lessons nearly every day of the week. You’ll get in shape and gain the confidence to get your groove on at a downtown club or best friend’s wedding.
Where to go: The Rock Club, 130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle, NY; 914-633-7625
Details: Sure, it’s a bit of a hike from Greenwich, but this New Rochelle spot offers newbies and seasoned climbers tons of walls to scale. It’s a great way to get fit and prep for a true outdoor adventure. Skills classes are also offered too, for those who want to learn to belay and climb more mindfully.