Workouts at Switch Playground live up to their name—they’re fun, and very, very different. After all, that’s the point of Switch, developed by fitness guru Steve Uria, who hails from Cape Town, South Africa, where Switch is already a staple on everyone’s must-do workout list. The first U.S.-based studio is now open in New York City, and we’ve got a sample workout for you to try at home.
An everyday workout at Switch coalesces a dynamic mix of activities that will literally get it done when your body needs a total-body asskicking. “The idea is that the ultimate way for adults to feel like kids at a playground is to have a lot of options to stimulate yourself (a.k.a. your muscles),” says Uria. “All the routines are centered around functional training, how the muscles and joints work together in real-life movement, maximizing the benefit in minimal time when applied to circuit training.”
All class routines start with a dynamic yoga warm-up, followed by quickie circuit—you’ll need an ankle resistance band (like this one), dumbbells, and a floor mat.
Complete each move in each circuit two times through before doing the cardio boost.