Where to Find Two New Stress-Busting Workouts

Kristen Schmidt

Bust seasonal stress with one of these fresh workout options. One will have you blissed out, and another will get your heart racing.

Feel the Peace

The class: Meditation instruction at Om2Ohm, a relaxation and wellness studio in Powell

The activity: Owner Sheri Mollica-Rathburn recommends a beginner meditation class for newbies. She also offers one-on-one meditation instruction. "Just like a regular workout, you go to see a trainer because you have specific goals," she says. Clients get a "peace prescription" for techniques and schedule.

What to bring: Just yourself in comfortable, unrestrictive clothes

Classmates: Middle-aged women make up most of Rathburn's clientele, but she sees plenty of men, too. "I work with a lot of male executives who are stressed out. They want to gain more clarity at work," she says.

Cost: $10 for hour-long classes, $20 to $125 for longer workshops.

Feel the Burn

The class: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) at Orangetheory Fitness in Dublin, the only Ohio location of a national chain

The activity: Each class includes 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training. Clients wear a provided heart monitor to help them get to the "orange zone" (hence the name) of effort. Each workout employs a mix of treadmills, medicine balls, balance balls and other equipment. After class, participants get a report of heart monitor data.

What to bring: Comfortable workout clothes, a water bottle and a towel

Classmates: Teenagers to grandparents. Appropriate for any fitness level, since the workout will be customized to individual abilities.

Cost: $25 to drop in, $180 to $450 for 10-, 20- or 30-class pass. Monthly memberships also available.