The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Ashley Bristo leads every Zumba class as if it were a party. Admittedly, these parties use dance-inspired cardio exercises to provide an invigorating, full-body workout, but the pulsing Latin soundtrack and infectious energy help keep students' moving. Attendees don't even need any previous dance experience since participating is as simple as watching Ashley perform the easy-to-learn moves and then following her lead. Regular exercise is rarely enough to see true weight loss though—regardless of how often students attend or how many layers of chainmail they wear to the studio—which is why Ashley also offers nutritional guidance intended to help people begin making healthier lifestyle choices outside of class.
Fitness instructor and trainer Jeannie Warfel lives for fitness—for more than 30 years, she's made practicing and teaching exercise her primary goal. At her studio, Jeannie Fitness, she strives to share this passion with others, offering a variety of classes to help meet each individual's needs. Calorie-blasting Zumba classes turn losing weight into a fun dance party where participants can burn as many as 800 calories in one session. Other small-group classes include kickboxing and yoga.
When certified Zumba instructor Ace Gideon presses play his studio Ace All In Total Body Fitness usually fills with the lively pulse of latin music. The upbeat tunes fuel his and his exercisers' movements during traditional Zumba workouts and variations such as Zumba Toning and the chair-based Zumba Sentao. For more strengthening workouts, Gideon throws together a hodgepodge of tug-of-war, ladder-drill, and jump-rope exercises during his indoor, outdoor, and interstellar boot camps.
No one is born into yoga, not even yoga instructors. Having entered into their practice gradually is something many of The Yoga Factory’s instructors have in common, and something they bring to their classes: an empathy that everyone starts at the beginning. They’re serious about welcoming people of all experience levels, and to meet that goal, they cultivate a friendly, supportive atmosphere throughout their 60-, 75-, and 90-minute classes. Weekly basics classes also help get beginners up to speed and address fundamentals, such as alignment and yoga-mat origami. Throughout the year, the center also hosts workshops that blend knowledge about meditation and nutrition within a support group-style structure.