From laughter yoga to aqua zumba, you've likely heard about all sorts of workouts. But how do you know which exercises are actually beneficial to your health and which ones are just a fad?
It might not quite be summer outside, but inside Form Fitness Boutique an exercise group is sharpening up its rowing skills.
"For me, it was about trying something new. I've never done classes before," participant Janey Case said.
Case has been a runner for eight years, but she's decided to try an Indo-Row class to work different muscle groups.
"I immediately felt it and then it hooks you. You want more," Case said.
"It literally uses 80-percent of your muscles," Form Fitness Boutique Co-owner Kia Weller said.
During Indo-Row, participants first learn the proper technique.
"After that, we move into waves and recoveries, so we'll do waves of easy pressure, medium pressure and full pressure with the strokes of the rowing machines," Weller said.
At the end, the group is divided in two and they finish with a relay race.
"That's when the competitive piece comes in. It gets a little wild and crazy in here with really upbeat music. The instructor is super motivating and in your face cheering you on," Weller said.
While this class is unique to the area, Weller says she doesn't feel it or the other new types of classes the gym offers are simply part of a fad.
"We want workouts that are going to withstand time. Sometimes you hear about new, upcoming workouts that are just around for a short period of time. They're just the latest trend, but rowing is really taking off," Weller said.
Weller say the gym chooses activities to offer based on what's becoming popular across the country, as well as activities anyone at any activity level can do; that includes Indo-Row.
"Because it is such a low-impact workout, anybody can do it. We believe it's a functional workout that's going to be around for a long time," Weller said.
Case certainly hopes so because she's already hooked.
"Just to better your body too and get the different parts moving--your arms and your legs, and that's going to help the running part too," Case said.
Some of the other classes offered include hot yoga, candlelight yoga and a barre class.