Strength. Cardio. Flexibility.  All three are needed for a balanced approach to fitness, but is it possible to get two (or even all three) from one type of workout?  Enter the world of FUSION FITNESS! 

Fusion fitness combines at least two different disciplines into one workout, such as Pilates and boxing, spin and strength training, or ballet and yoga for example.  According to Women’s Health magazine, fusion fitness classes are hugely popular because they make the most of your time.  The fresh mix-ups not only challenge your muscles in new ways, ramping up your calorie burn, but also keep you motivated by spicing up been-there-done-that routines.

Booty Barre

Barre workouts are one of the most popular types of fusion workouts right now, and Booty Barre is one of my favorites!  Booty Barre was created by fitness & lifestyle expert Tracey Mallett.  It’s a sexy, energetic, fun workout that fuses fitness techniques from Pilates, dance, and yoga.  Booty Barre is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility with added cardio to burn fat fast!


Piloxing is a fusion fitness program that is attracting die-hard followers including Hollywood celebrities such as Glee’s Heather Morris.  Piloxing is a fat torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout that blends the power, speed, and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of Pilates.  Creator Viveca Jensen throws in some fun and sexy dance moves, too!


If you’re looking to combine running and strength training, then Tread is for you!  Tread fitness classes are high-energy group classes aimed at jump-starting your metabolism with a combination of muscle-toning and strength-building exercises alternated with 10-15 minute treadmill intervals to boost your cardiovascular stamina and lean you out.

Fusion Fitness

The name says it all!  Fusion Fitness owner Darby Brender is the creator of the Dream Body workout, a fast-moving, fun, and powerful combination of cardio and Pilates that helps women develop strong and balanced bodies.  She also offers a class called Bata Barre which combines intense rounds of tabatas with slenderizing barre work.


According to SheKnows, Kelly Ripa can’t get enough of SoulCycle, a hybrid spin/strength training class pedaled to the soundtrack of the latest pop hits.  While pedaling, riders use resistance bands hanging above each bike to tone and strengthen their abdominal, shoulder, tricep, bicep, and back muscles – all while maintaining fat-burning cardio levels.


PiYo was created by fitness industry leader Chalene Johnson.  In a nutshell, PiYo will rock your world!  It’s a unique fusion of Pilates and yoga designed to build strength & increase flexibility.  The moves fit perfectly together to form a class filled with intense choreography that’s fun, challenging and will make you sweat!  PiYo is about energy, power, and rhythm.  Think sculpted muscles, increased core strength, and greater flexibility.

Turbo Kick

Turbo Kick is a crazy cool fusion of kickboxing and dance that was also created by Chalene JohnsonTurbo Kick is a combination of intense kickboxing combos and funky dance moves all perfectly choreographed to high energy music.  It’s the ultimate cardiovascular challenge!