Where to Find Exercise-in-Disguise Workouts

Here's your guide to the best spots for dancing, surfing, and drumming your way to better health.

Exercise in disguise is the hot new trend that conceals workouts beneath a veneer of fun activities, from dancing to jumping on a trampoline. Gyms, fitness studios, and community centers around the state offer classes catering to this style of fitness. You can find a few of them in our September feature on exercise in disguise, but, if that's not enough to get you started, we've also compiled this statewide directory.

While this list doesn't include every one of the hundreds of gyms in New Hampshire where you can try exercise-in-disguise workouts, it is a good primer for new or experienced exercisers looking to try one of the trend's four major categories: barre, spinning, dance-inspired fitness, and gimmick classes.


Pure Barre, Nashua & Bedford
Barre Life, Manchester
Prema Pilates & Barre, Goffstown
Barre & Soul, Portsmouth
Studio 7 Fitness & Wellness, Rye
Strength in Balance, Nashua
zClub Fitness, Nashua
Studio 603, Concord
C_Wickson Studios, Windham
Breathe Pilates and Barre Studio, Salem
Fuel Training Studio, Portsmouth
Mission, Portsmouth
Body Barre, North Hampton
Yoga 4 Life, Wolfeboro
The Fitness Edge, Meredith & Moultonborough
Studio 151 Fitness, Laconia
Performance Health & Fitness, Peterborough
Cranmore Fitness, North Conway


Fuel Training Studio, Portsmouth
Cranmore Fitness, North Conway
CycleFierce, Portsmouth
Mission, Portsmouth
FortCycle, Manchester
Health Club of Concord, Concord
Olympia Gym & Fitness, Wolfeboro
All Out Cycle, Nashua
Velocity Cycling Indoors, Rollinsford
Underground Cycling, Hudson
Express Fitness, Hooksett
Body & Soul Personalized Fitness, Keene
Downtown Fitness for Women, Keene
Performance Health & Fitness, Peterborough


This includes independent dance fitness classes and studio dance classes for adults. Zumba is another great dance fitness option and can be found at most gyms with a group fitness schedule.

Keene Fusion Studios, Keene
Downtown Fitness for Women, Keene
zClub Fitness, Nashua
Live a Little Fitness, North Woodstock
Ninth State, Plymouth
Olympia Gym & Fitness, Wolfeboro
The Fitness Edge, Meredith & Moultonborough
Jubilation, Portsmouth
Allegro Dance Academy, Nashua
Steppin'Out Dance Academy, Kingston
Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre, Bedford
Kathy Blake Dance Studios, Amherst
Miss Kelsey's Dance Studio, Manchester
Concord Dance Academy, Concord
LA BEATZ Dance Studio, Newington
Musical Arts, Dover & Exeter
Broadway North, Belmont
Jeanne Limmer Dance Center, North Conway


Note: The following studios (unless otherwise indicated) all offer impressive rosters of group fitness classes, from barre and Pilates to yoga, dance fitness and more. We have included them in this category because of their unique access to particular prop-based modalities, listed in parentheses.

Fuse Yoga & Fitness, Londonderry (SurfSet, trampolines)
Trilogy Fitness, Amherst (trampolines)
Launch Trampoline Park, Nashua (**trampoline only)
Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Manchester (**trampoline only)
Gateway Hills Health Club, Nashua (SurfSet)
Body Design by Joy, Gilford (SurfSet)
TI Fitness Training, Manchester (SurfSet)
VLD Fitness, Manchester (Pound, Sole Power)
Elevate Health Studio, Bedford (Pound)
Mill No. 3, Ashland (Pound)
Gilford Hills Tennis & Fitness Club, Gilford (Pound)
Links Fitness, Keene (Pound)
YMCA, various (Pound)
Barre Chic, Salem (Pound, aerial silks)
Aerial Moon, Nashua (aerial silks)
Kama Fitness, Manchester (aerial silks)

Go Ninja, Manchester (aerial silks)
EVO Rock & Fitness, Concord (aerial silks)
Sadhana, Meredith (aerial silks)
Newfound Fitness, Yoga & Wellness, Bristol (aerial silks)
New Perspectives Pole & Aerial, Manchester (aerial silks, pole dancing)
Center Stage Fitness & Aerial Arts, Merrimack (aerial silks, pole dancing)


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