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The World’s 8 Largest Fitness Dance Parties & Festivals


We all know that you have to motivate yourself to workout more than you need anyone one else to, but hey, sometimes it is nice to feel the energy of a huge group. If everyone around you is pumped up to workout, we cannot say it won’t be infectious. Now more than ever, gyms have been focusing on group fitness classes in the hopes for that and others have taken it even a step further. With dance parties and fitness “festivals” , we see the workout bug spreading nationwide. Here is a look at some of the top choices.

1) Wanderlust Yoga Festival

Wanderlust is one of the largest Yoga Festivals in the world. With traveling classes going from New York to California, it is no wonder it has picked up so well. Hundreds of students gather to practice and socialize. Not only will you get to put in a good workout, but you might meet someone with similar interests as  you!

2) Barry’s Bootcamp Saturday Night Dance Parties

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Barry’s is known for blood, sweat, and tears. This grueling workout might make you and your fat cry, but it must be said that it is super fun. Added bonus: every Saturday night Barry throws a themed Dance Party. Whether it is an 80′s theme, Kanye West, or Halloween, you’ll have a good time.

3) The Sweat Party


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The Sweat Party is perfect for some intense dancing and club vibes. While it focuses on fitness, you won’t even realize you’re working out. This is a popular New York weekend event that is inclusive to all.

4) Throwdown Fitness Festival

Sometimes you just have to get down and dirty. Throwdown focuses on weights and strength. Much like Crossfit but more inclusive as well, this traveling fitness fest is great for women and men alike. No need for intimidation.

5) BeFitNYC


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NYC’s Department of Health has made moves to get New York to its healthy place. By utilizing all the great outdoor space and hiring talented trainers and fitness instructors, working out in the big city will be tons of fun.

6) DanceStreetLab

If you’re in Boston, the Street Lab takes street dance to the studio. With skilled dancers and performers, it’s not only working out but also an art form.


BUTI (kind of jokingly hinting at Booty) is an LA mainstay. Melding yoga and dance, this women’s class is the perfect way to sculpt and tone your body (read: booty). It is high energy and not only helps you sweat but also helps with posture, breathing, relaxation, and balance.

8) Werq Fitness

This pop, rock, and hip-hop dance class is “fiercely fun” and also motivating. Chicago is lucky to have this great studio.

Does group fitness motivate you?

Shadee is currently finishing up her Design & Management degree at Parsons the New School for Design, where she connects both visual and graphic practices with business. Shadee's dream is to pursue a path where she can connect her love for health and wellness to the broader public. She dedicates herself daily to educating others on fitness & nutrition while staying active through social media.


  1. I actually hate group fitness, it doesn’t motivate me at all, it makes me feel uncoordinated and frustrated! That being said, if these fitness classes were simply: dance your butt off, no routine necessary, then I would have TONS OF FUN!

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