Real talk: I've always suffered with my mental health. And while I've always been honest about the fact I've struggled with conditions such as anxiety, OCD, and depression, but I've never really spoken about what I do to deal with them. While treatments can range from medication to different forms of therapy, or a combination of both, many people would likely agree that incorporating some form of exercise into your routine is a good idea for a healthy body and mind. And there are some great fitness classes that boost your mental health.
The problem is that, when you feel low, it's often hard to get out of your funk and head on over to the gym. Attending a class is, IMO, a way better idea as there's a sense of community and (when you've booked and paid money for it) a sense of obligation. It's all about finding what works best for you; I've been attending Ride classes at Psycle for about a year and a half now, and I find that committing to two a week keeps my mind far more balanced and makes me feel good. But, along the way, I've tried out a bunch of really great fitness classes that gave me a bit of a boost. Here are my top picks.