Where to Find Two New Stress-Busting Workouts
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. om2ohm.com
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. orangetheoryfitness.com