In Search of the Elusive Six-Pack

If this season’s crop tops have you seeing muffin tops, it’s time to give one of these ab workouts a try.

ab workouts

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Core Conditioning at Fisique

This anaerobic, muscle-toning class focuses on building and developing core strength.

50 Congress St., Boston, 617-228-5131,

Zumba with Adam Bokunewicz at Boston Sports Clubs

An ab workout doesn’t have to include sit-ups. Bokunewicz’s flab-­torching cardio moves and oblique-­sculpting stand-up ­crunches and twists work the core without a floor mat.

Prudential Center, Boston, 617-262-2050; and other locations;

Fitburn Arms and Abs at FitHouse

This 30-minute resistance-band class focuses on the upper body and abs for a quick but effective workout.

6 Cummings Park, Woburn, 781-281-0030,