At RPFitness, a crack team of fitness instructors draw from a wealth of experiences?from serving in the US Army, to teaching yoga across South America and Europe?when helping their clients build strong, healthy bodies. Students sweat off pounds and strengthen muscles in a wide range of workout options, from private personal training, to weight-loss coaching, to high-intensity boot camp and graceful barre classes.
By borrowing the most effective parts of Pilates, ballet exercises, and interval training, Tru Barre Studio is able to offer a workout system designed to help students of all fitness levels achieve slender, toned physiques. Instructors lead classes specially tailored for both beginners or experienced practitioners using this all-encompassing regimen. The introductory-level lessons proceed at a slower pace and emphasize the fundamentals, allowing students to experience how isometric movements performed with the support of a ballet barre can strengthen muscles throughout the body, improve flexibility, and bolster stamina, all while placing very little strain on the joints. At the more advanced classes, the instructors lead groups through high-intensity bursts of muscle-sculpting exercises immediately followed by deep, sustained recovery stretches and tension-alleviating knock knock jokes.
My Sewing Cottage trains fledgling needle wielders and experienced sewing pros alike with sewing classes tailored to their skills and age levels. Each two-hour course teaches the basics of machine and hand sewing with a four-student cap that ensures all participants get one-on-one attention from the instructor. Students leave class with the needle knowhow to sew their own neckties or man-made spider webs. Check the schedule for class offerings.
The certified trainers at MMAXOUT Fitness know that a repetitive workout will not only become boring, but it will also stop producing the results it once did. That’s why they strive to keep their clients’ fitness plans fresh through a five-prong workout regimen. By running athletes through interval training, resistance exercises, flexibility and breathing routines, martial-arts-inspired moves, and all-in-one workouts, clients never get bored and their bodies continually improve. And rather than letting visitors loose on a room full of confusing equipment, the centers gain their power from the staff members themselves—seasoned and certified fitness coaches with years of experience who know how to tailor workouts to each individual and their goals, whether it's more muscle, a trimmer physique, or simply the strength to push a double-parked sedan out of their parking spot.
Recognized by Fox 8 as a top-five area yoga studio, Sacred Ground Yoga encourages bodies to bend and breathe freely with 90-minute sessions led by certified instructors. No matter which level, all classes increase strength and flexibility, turning inert, scrawny muscles into lithe heavy-lifting machines. Hatha yoga moves more slowly, with a focus on meditative postures and breath work, and advanced classes incorporate more vigorous sequences of moves, such as sun salutations and moon shout-outs. Carefully guided senior/gentle sessions welcome elderly students, as well as those suffering from chronic pain and recovering from surgery, with less strenuous poses meant to decrease circulation and alleviate stress. Students should wear comfortable workout clothes and bring a mat and blanket. Check the schedule for times.
Craft Akron is devoted to providing space and education for local lovers of all things handmade and crafty, and its stitch series and sewing series give aspiring seamsters and seamstresses 12 different classes from which to choose. Take an intro to machine sewing course ($35, two hours) and finally discover that the classic household contraption has other applications than Kafkaesque torture and taking up space on the dining room table. If you're already familiar with a sewing machine, you can take it a step closer to self-awareness with an intermediate machine course ($45, three hours) and gain the confidence needed to create a garment composed entirely of buttonholes. A hand embroidery course ($35 plus a $5 pattern fee, two hours) cuts down on rages against machines by teaching students how to manually gussy and garnish with gusto.