Slideshow 7 trendy corporate fitness class benefits

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  • October 08 2015, 12:01am EDT
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Employers offering on-site fitness classes are providing an excellent way to improve employee health by infusing movement into sedentary office lifestyles. Ann Wyatt, regional vice president with HealthFitness and presenter at EBN’s recent Benefits Forum and Expo, shares these specialty exercise classes that are becoming more popular with today’s employees.

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Hula Hoop

This retro toy has resurfaced as a popular new way to enjoy exercise. Hula hooping combines elements of dance and fitness to improve coordination, balance, rhythm, strength, and flexibility.

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Kangoo Jumps

Using special low-impact rebound boots, impact during cardio is reduced up to 80%. With these boots, employees bounce, hop, skip and jump, while doing leg lifts, squats and dance moves choreographed to energetic tunes.

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Thai Yoga BodyWork

In this class, an instructor guides participants through yoga postures with hands-on assistance while massaging muscles and working along the body's energy lines and pressure points.

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Muay Thai Boxing

Muay Thai boxing is similar to regular boxing but with the addition of kicks, knee and elbow strikes, and various clinching techniques.

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Ballet Barre

Ballet barre is a low-impact, full-body workout that combines ballet and Pilates-style movements.

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6 Weeks to Better Posture

This series uses strength and flexibility exercises to strengthen abdominal and back muscles, develop pelvic stability and build abdominal control.

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Foam Rolling

This class creates deep dynamic strength and core support while releasing tight, painful areas of the body.

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