Real talk: We love to squeeze in weekly聽workouts, but with busy work and personal schedules, it can be tough to make聽a trip to the gym聽actually happen. So when we heard about Equinox鈥檚 quick new class, we were intrigued, to say the least. After trying the sweat sesh firsthand and聽catching up with class founder Nicole Petitto,聽we聽think this program is the perfect fitness solution for the gal on-the-go. Scroll down to聽learn why.

Equinox The Muse 2

The class,聽named 鈥淭he Muse,鈥 is designed to be a quick and effective workout that keeps your body in continuous motion for 30 minutes.聽Through the use of hand-held spheres, it provides aerobic聽exercise that uses both the upper and lower body to help build muscle in an upbeat environment. 鈥淭he Muse experience doesn鈥檛 only challenge your physical endurance, but challenges you mentally, moving you through choreography in just enough repetitions to keep you mentally engaged before learning the next new movement pattern,鈥 says Petitto.

The program is a unique barre-and-dance hybrid, designed specifically to reap the benefits of both types of workouts. 鈥淭he program idea was born based on the desire to offer a 鈥榯rue鈥 cardio workout in the barre space that would seamlessly bridge the gap between barre and dance conditioning,鈥 Petitto explains.聽After maneuvering聽around the room for half an hour, our heart rates were up (but not in a just-ran-a-few-miles kinda way). We felt stronger and confident and had some fun in the process. 鈥淭he circular movement patterns integrated throughout the choreography and the overall flow feel so incredible in the body and bring joy into the movement,鈥澛燩etitto says.聽After 30 minutes, we felt more energized and ready to tackle the day 鈥 without dealing with guilt聽for being away from our desks for too long.

Equinox The Muse Class

While adding The Muse to our new 2018 workout #goals is a must, we had to ask the trainer what her secret to workout success聽was (outside of taking this class, obvi). 鈥淜eep things interesting by trying something new every 4-6 months,鈥 she tells us. 鈥淪o often we gravitate to one or two of our favorite workouts and/or instructors鈥 experiencing a class taught by a different coach rather than your go-to instructor is always a great way to connect to the class and movements in an entirely different way.鈥澛燙onsider The Muse our way of taking her expert advice.

To try聽the class for yourself, head on over to聽Equinox to get your free trial.

Are you excited to give 鈥淭he Muse鈥 a try?聽Tell us @BritandCo, then follow us on Pinterest聽for more聽workout inspo.

(Photos via Equinox)