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Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from jazz dance, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.

1361 West Market Street
Akron,
OH
US

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.

1653 Merriman Rd
Akron,
OH
US

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.

1474 North Portage Path
Akron,
OH
US

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.

1576 Akron Peninsula Rd.
Akron,
OH
US

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.

1862 Akron Peninsula Road
Akron,
OH
US

Signature Service: Mary Fullen

Established: 1998

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Minimum Age Requirement: 12

Pro Tip: Bring a mat or a towel with you.

Inside The Comfort Touch's private treatment room, Mary Fullen touches her palm to a client's forehead. She's not checking for fever; she's channeling the client's healing energy to help them relax. This healing technique, called Reiki, flows from Mary's firm belief that everything a client needs to feel their best is already inside them. She taps into these self-healing properties during massages?which can incorporate aromatherapy oils?and meditation sessions. She also leads tranquil yoga classes next to the studio's garden.

733 West Market Street
Akron,
OH
US