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How we work out: Local fitness groups

Working out can be more fun with others than alone, as these folks can attest. Check out our profiles of fitness classes held around the area or informal social groups who work out together. Then get moving.   

  • Class of the month: Surfset

    Class of the month: Surfset

    The first time Christine Saba climbed off her surfboard at the Canton Club fitness center her legs felt like jelly — as if she'd spent the day at the ocean. But Saba was on no vacation. She had just spent the past hour simulating — or trying to, at least — the moves of the bikini- clad who ride...

  • Class of the month: Boat yoga

    Class of the month: Boat yoga

    Tour the Severn River while stretching your muscles and mind in these summertime sessions

  • How we work out: Stiff Guy Yoga

    How we work out: Stiff Guy Yoga

    It's no secret that females are generally more limber than males. While the thought of stretching the body in any number of directions might scare most men, instructor Paul Shapiro says that once you get used to yoga, it brings positive change. "Yoga is a lifestyle," said Shapiro, who holds classes...

  • Class of the month: Pop Physique

    The new fitness studio's classes combine barre, Pilates and isometric movements to create long and lean muscles

  • How we work out: Praisercise

    How we work out: Praisercise

    Inez Watson is a two-time breast cancer survivor and grandmother of 13 children. She says her resolve stems from her faith, which she shares with her Praisercise workout class every Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Baltimore. The group does yoga stretches, aerobics,...