On Saturdays, the classes are donation-based to raise money for Color of Change, Grassroots Law Project, and Save the Children.

By Leigh Scheps
August 19, 2020
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Jennifer Garner attends 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California
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It's easy to get bored with your workout routine, especially when you're exercising at home. If you're looking for something to spice up your home sweat sessions, Jennifer Garner just shared the workout class she's been doing every morning of quarantine.

In an Instagram post, Garner revealed that every day, she "subjects" herself "to the evil, wonderful ways" of Beth Nicely, who teaches a virtual dance cardio class called The Limit.

"@bethjnicely is sweet but, as they say, a psycho," Garner wrote alongside a Zoom screenshot from a recent class. "We have done mostly HIIT workouts," added Garner. (Related: The 30-Day Cardio HIIT Challenge That's Guaranteed to Boost Your Heart Rate)

Nicely, a Broadway dancer and certified trainer, launched The Limit after losing her job as a performer and Body By Simone instructor as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Related: How Your Favorite Workout Brands Are Helping the Fitness Industry Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic)

The Limit's classes are all about embracing the idea that there's no limit to what you're capable of, physically and mentally—hence the name "The Limit." And trust, Nicely knows how to motivate people in her classes. After all, there's a reason she goes by the nickname "Death by Beth."

The hour-long classes are hosted on Zoom every weekday (dance cardio is on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 a.m. ET; cardio tone happens Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ET, Thursdays at 8 a.m. ET, and Fridays at 2 p.m. ET) for $20 a pop. Many classes are all bodyweight, while others occasionally use 2- to 3-pound dumbbells or wrist weights for arm workouts. But even if you have zero equipment to work with, you're guaranteed a fun, challenging sweat session.

The Limit's classes typically begin with a warm-up, followed by 15 minutes of high-intensity, non-stop dance cardio. In each class, the choreography repeats, so even if you're not much of a dancer, it's easy to pick up the moves after a few rounds. (Here are 4 reasons why you need to take a dance cardio class ASAP.)

One of the most challenging parts of the class: the HIIT intervals. We're talking several rounds of moves like tuck jumps, star jumps, and burpees. Anyone else sweating just thinking about it? (Related: This Bodyweight HIIT Workout Proves You Don't Need Weights for a Good Sweat)

Garner's not the only celeb who loves The Limit. Younger star Sutton Foster has been joining the virtual workout classes regularly, too. "Working with @bethjnicely has changed my body but also my life," Foster wrote in a recent Instagram post. "Why do I dance? It makes me happy. It lifts my spirit. It gives me a sense of community. Of home." (Here's how dance can make you a better overall athlete.)

In fact, if you want to get a sneak peek of The Limit before committing to a whole class, you can catch Foster's private sessions with Nicely on Foster's Instagram Live every Sunday at 10 a.m. ET. For each IG Live workout she does with Nicely, Foster donates the number of calories she burns in that hour (about $400 a week) to The Actors Fund, an organization that supports performers and behind-the-scenes workers in arts and entertainment.

Perhaps the best part: Foster's 3-year-old daughter, Emily sometimes makes a cameo during their live sweat sessions—just one of many reasons to stick with the workouts 'til the end.

If you, like Foster, are more into philanthropic fitness, The Limit also hosts donation-based dance party classes every Saturday at 10 a.m. ET to raise money for Color of Change, Grassroots Law Project, and Save the Children. So far, The Limit has donated over $20,000 to the three organizations.

Bonus: Garner occasionally joins the Saturday dance parties too, she shared on Instagram. "P.S. I take breaks, I don't remember steps, but it is still the happiest, hardest workout of the week," she wrote. (Related: Jennifer Garner Just Proved Jump Roping Is the Cardio Challenge Your Workout Routine Needs)

"Please dance it out with us," Garner continued in her post. "I promise you will hate me and love me for inviting you!"