By Mary-Margaret Ewens | March 14, 2017 | Lifestyle
If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to try new things, you're in luck. Here, we discuss six classes that will take you out of your comfort zone, and make you come back for more.
Who says working out can’t be fun? Studio1831 offers a comprehensive belly dancing class for all levels. Not only will you start to notice some serious toning in your stomach, but you’ll also gain some killer dance moves, making this an ideal and exciting way to get ready for bathing suit season. 1831 Brandywine St., 215-665- 1991
For an adrenaline-pumping activity, head to the Flying School Circus Art for a trapeze class. Beginners will start off by learning simple techniques and safety precautions before moving to the high bars, and eventually soaring above the netted ground. An adrenaline rush plus a workout? Count us in. 5900A Greene St., 215- 849-1991
Looking to hone your cooking skills? Sign up for a class at Philadelphia’s top-notch cooking studio, where experienced, professional chefs will teach you everything you need to know from experimenting with unique ingredients, or learning how to pair cocktails with cheese. Every month, classes are offered in varying topics, so you can choose what fits your needs and interests. 253 S. 20th St., 215-735- 2665
If you're striving for that beach-ready body, mix up your fitness routine by trying an innovative cardio workout that incorporates Pilates and boxing into one called piloxing. Sculpt your muscles and work on your core—within weeks, you'll see the amazing results. Hello, summer! 4047 Cresson St., 215-266-1311
Pie lovers will enter paradise when they check out Magpie. In addition to baking artisanal pies to-go, this South Street bakery can help you improve your baking skills, thanks to their twice-a-month classes hosted by expert bakers who will teach you how to make their beloved creations, including the raspberry rhubarb and apple blackberry crumb. 1622 South St., 267-519- 2904
Throw on your best nautical outfit because you'll learn how to sail the seven seas when you attend Liberty Sailing School. From the Schuylkill to the Delaware River, and all the waterways surrounding Philadelphia, the dedicated team will show you the ropes, literally. 303 N. Front St., 215-393-7833