Activities for Reinventing Yourself
Get-Off-The-Couch Guide1 of 8
Glo uncovers the latest feel-good trends in working out, dining out and more. Here's to having fun!
Recess Time2 of 8
Group gatherings inspired by playground games are all the rage now. In addition to recess-themed fitness classes, grown-ups are jumping rope with Punk Rope and swinging their hips at Hoopnotica. If a structured class isn't your thing, then pick up a weighted hula hoop to get a workout on your own.
Circus Act3 of 8
Pretend you're prepping for Cirque Du Soleil tryouts with acrobatic classes that challenge both your physical and mental strength. Trapeze-ing has been trendy ever since Carrie tried it on Sex and the City, and now there are new classes using corde lisse (rope acrobatics) and silk or hoop suspension to help you get into the swing of things.
Yoga 2.04 of 8
There's no shortage of innovative yoga classes, including FloYo (asana on a paddleboard), Snowga for the slopes, and more. The latest way to find your Zen? Blindfolded yoga. During the class, yogis cover their eyes to better quiet inner chatter.
Reservations Not Required5 of 8
Breaking bread with friends keeps you both happy and healthy. (According to research, socializing with pals is a proven stress reducer.) But instead of spending money at pricey restaurants, start a DIY supper club and take turns cooking. Use the opportunity to try out new recipes and experiment with new ingredients. Eggplant moussaka, anyone?
Table It6 of 8
Grab your paddles! Table tennis is moving out of the suburban garage and into the spotlight. Spin, a pong social club co-founded by actress Susan Sarandon, has locations in New York and Milwaukee, and the franchise is expanding into Canada this summer.
Date Night Redux7 of 8
Don't simply aim to make you date night quota by heading to the same old haunt for dinner each week. Instead, expand your eateries with restaurants that feature full-on experiences like "dining in the dark," or even space things out on Mars.
Kitchen Calling8 of 8
Cooking schools—like The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories in Santa Monica, Calif.—are conveniently cropping up in places like shopping centers, allowing you to learn how to make zucchini Carpaccio or French macarons in between hitting department stores. Some restaurants also offer behind-the-scenes classes for making their signature fares.
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