Beach season has arrived-and with it comes the fresh yearning to tone areas that were, until recently, comfortably covered. While terms like "fat blasting" and "calorie counting" used to typify an industry starving for fast results, experts say a holistic view of fitness is gaining ground and that many clients want a serving of inspiration alongside their cardio. "Everyone continues to get busier and busier, and our minds and bodies need to unload and decompress," says Lashaun Dale, creative manager of group fitness at Equinox. "Workouts that combine movement with meditation are growing."
Another trend: becoming a connoisseur of a handful of methods carefully chosen to target your goals. A new Manhattan-based site, FITiST, even offers a solution for the inconvenience of having to buy and maintain multiple memberships by selling a collection of classes that vary from cycling to yoga to boxing and are geared toward a specific end result, like "slim," "body and soul," or "bride."Read More »from 5 Must-Try Summer Fitness Crazes