You'll work on strength and conditioning at the Saturday community class at The Distance Project, and trainer David Bidler will also make sure you get a useful education in body mechanics.
Keep a little bit of summer going with indoor paddleboard yoga. It's also a chance for beginners to give it a try in a place that's notably less daunting than open water.
Derby Skate Club is "roller skating for fun and fitness." It's skating like you remember it, except the 90-minute class is set up like a work out. There's an off-skates warmup, then on-skates skill building.
Learn the basics of squash at a free beginner clinic at Portland Community Squash on Noyes Street. Racquets, eyewear, and a friendly and experienced instructor included!
Pole fitness requires strength, flexibility, endurance, and a bit of panache to make it all look so graceful. Learning the art translates into a solid workout that's equal parts strength training and cardiovascular fitness.
At Riverview Martial Arts in South Portland, you can do a whole lot of socially appropriate kicking and punching during a fitness kickboxing class. You'll also do pushups and ab work and squats and lunges, which means the sweat will be abundant and you're certain to be spent by the end of the 55-minute class.
Free your inner ninja! The Ninja Fitness class is geared toward beginners and will help students improve agility, speed and strength. You'll also learn how to conquer those obstacles!
For you parents out there who'd really love to get a good workout AND have a place where your kids are welcome and watched over (and having a pretty awesome time themselves climbing on everything), there's Triple Jump Fitness in Portland.
At Orangetheory, it's all about the heart rate. The hour-long group classes include equal parts cardio and strength - and that heart rate display is wildly motivating.
The weekly dances, which alternate Wednesday and Friday nights, include a half-hour beginner lesson at the beginning, followed by a couple of hours of open dance.