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Keep Your Olympics Fire Burning with a Gold-Medal Workout!

Compete with classmates to see who earns the gold medal. (Photo courtesy of New York Sports Clubs)

We know it's hard to figure out what you did with your time before the Olympics started. Having the opportunity to watch all of the inspiring athletes on a regular basis taken away has left a serious medal-sized hole in our hearts. So if you're looking for something to fill the void, we may have the perfect workout.

If you're in New York City, Washington D.C., Boston or Philadelphia anytime in August, head over to select New York Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs and Philadephia Sports Clubs locations to give the free UXF-London Calling Edition class a try (non-members are welcome!). When we heard that the workout promised a butt like Hope Solo and legs like Lolo Jones, and let our competitive streak come out to play, we sprinted right over! The one-hour class features five timed stations where you'll box, row, hurdle, lift and jump to a seriously fit bod. Race yourself against the clock to increase the number of reps you hit each time (participants rotate through each station five times) or bring a friend and see who can clock more with each round.

After you've sweat through the stations, team up with a buddy to conquer a plank and sit-up combo—one performs standard sit-ups; the other holds their partner's feet while up in a plank—along with other core-blasting exercises. To wrap things up, the instructor hands out a gold, silver and bronze medal to whoever completes the most reps collectively. After muscling through the workout ourselves, we can assure you that this class is no joke! Find a class near you at the NYSC website, then come back here and let us know how many reps you completed, and if you stood on top of a podium at the end of class. We nabbed the silver medal!

Now you tell us: What will you miss most about the Olympics?


Samantha Lefave

Samantha is a writer who is living, eating and sweating her way through NYC. You can find her running half-marathons like it's her job, Instagramming her favorite food and fitness finds or, let's be honest, eating peanut butter straight from the jar.

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