Best of 2015: Toughest Workouts in Orange County

Five of the hardest fitness classes in O.C. will leave you sweaty and breathless
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runnerSeaFit Pilates
10052 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach, 714‑593‑5550, seafitstudio.com
Think you’re in shape? Hit this 45‑minute Pilates-based class on a Lagree Megaformer to challenge all your mini-muscles. You will be sore. $35 (all prices for a single class)

CrossFit Balboa
943 Newhall St., Costa Mesa, 949‑945‑4160, crossfitbalboa.com
Sure, all CrossFit is hard, but not all of it is smart. Balboa emphasizes proper warm-ups and mechanics, so when you do go hard—and you will—you won’t get hurt. 60-minute classes, $20

Full Psycle
7801 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 714‑903‑7746, fullpsycle.com
Even avowed spin-haters can’t help but get competitive at the Huntington Beach studio, where your heart rate, exertion, and power are projected on monitors for everyone to see. #motivation. Try Power Hour for the ultimate burn. $17

Radiant Hot Yoga
1200 Bison Ave., Newport Beach, 949‑706‑9642, radianthotyoga.com
Bikram yoga, heated to 105 degrees, is already sweaty, but combine it with vinyasa—no breaks!—and you will be worked after the 60-minute class. $24

Fitwall
2073 San Joaquin Hills Road, Newport Beach, 949‑529‑8552, fitwall.com
Monitor your heart rate or watch video demos while you work in high-intensity intervals on a wall-like apparatus—the tech, the tunes, and the teachers leave you exhausted and exhilarated after just 40 minutes. $25

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