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This incredibly popular studio is responsible for 99 percent of the high butts and flat abs in Philly. The fat-burning classes use resistance bands that dangle from the ceiling, and the tough, toning barre classes have names like “Skinny Jeans.” Go for three classes per week. $20, lithemethod.com
“Be All You Used to Be” is the slogan at this no-frills, no-nonsense workout where the trainers (many of them vets) expect you to sign on for five classes’ worth of tough love per week: four dedicated to strength training, core work and flexibility, and one that’s pure cardio. $199 for three months, sargecorp.com
Also in New York. For a seriously slimming self-guided program, pair the popular spin and barre classes. The ideal weekly blend: three Flywheel indoor cycling classes (a 45-minute session torches 500-plus calories) for cardio and two 60-minute FlyBarre classes to tone and elongate muscles. $25, flywheelsports.com
Julie Valenti packs the house for her high-intensity class at Equinox Lincoln Park for a reason: Three classes a week will transform you. Expect squat thrusts, planks and little downtime. $149 to $183 for a monthly membership, equinox.com
Expect muscle fatigue and all-out breathlessness during this demanding class featuring three 10-minute rounds of “real life” exercises incorporating cardio bursts and eight-pound weights. The good news? You only need to do it twice a week. $130 to $240 per month, equinox.com
The Boom-Boom-Pow is just one of the intense moves at this playful, noncompetitive, women-only workout that melts muffin tops and firms backsides—without adding bulk. The crack-of-dawn four-week outdoor series includes four workouts a week. $199, seattleweightloss bootcamp.com
Ken Weichert isn’t playing: This master fitness trainer for the Army National Guard has spent the past 15 years whipping Pacific Heights women into shape with his five-day-a-week program. Classes mix intense military calisthenics with killer kickboxing drills and cadence calls. $140 for 10 classes or $135 to $290 per month, startfitness.com
Also in New York. Super-positive firecracker Stone is poised to become the next Jillian Michaels. Her tough early-morning outdoor boot(y) camps in L.A. and New York City magically make sprints, push-ups and squats super-fun. $300 to $350 for eight weeks of classes, laceystonefitness.com
Also in Nashville and New York. Do 15 minutes of treadmill sprints, hop off and do a bundle of weights, squats and push-ups—then repeat. That’s the fun and fast-acting recipe of this dress-size-dropping workout done in a glam studio discoed out with red lights and pumping music. $24 to $32, barrysbootcamp.com
Available in dozens of cities, this strength and conditioning program has some very butch credentials: It’s used to train police and military special-ops units—so there! Expect feats-of-strength challenges and endurance intervals, like 30 jump- ups on a 20-inch box, 50 push-ups and 30 reps of hurling a 14- pound ball. $10 to $20, crossfit.com
Various locations A mere 11 guests at a time experience these intensely fitness-focused retreats featuring daily four-hour hikes followed by spin and yoga classes. You’ll eat raw food for two days, then organic calorie-controlled cuisine. $4,500 to $6,000 per week, escapetoshape.com
Malibu, CA Daily 10-mile hikes and four hours of fitness classes: These are the non-negotiable terms at this five-star boot camp, where you’ll receive tiny yet beautifully presented meals totaling 1,500 calories a day. (Typical mid-hike snack? Four almonds, two cashews.) Making up for the challenges are swish guest rooms, daily massages and a smaller dress size upon departure. $5,600 per week, theranchmalibu.com
Calabasas, CA You’ll hike a lot, you’ll do a ton of yoga, you’ll get an incredible massage every day, and you won’t eat much (the food is spartan and vegetarian). But you will definitely emerge slimmer, fitter and utterly detoxed. $4,500 per week, theashram.com
Laguna Beach, CA A yogi and former model run Blue Pearl, which is equal parts power yoga, meditation and hiking boot camp. The organic light meals are delicious (when they’re not veggie broth). Everyone gets five massages during the week. $3,950 per week, bluepearllaguna.com
San Diego and Park City, UT There’s a Biggest Loser–ranch vibe at this weight-loss-and-workout camp located within a spa resort. A physician-supervised staff of personal trainers, nutritionists and behavioral therapists work with you to create a program, but circuit training, cardio, kettlebell classes and nutrition lectures are de rigueur. $3,800 and up per week, premierfitnesscamp.com