Jesse Ramos began his boxing career in Mexico when he was just 16 years old. Starting from such an early age, he learned to love the sweet science as a means to discipline his mind and connect with his body. With 30 years of experience now under his coaching belt, his passion for boxing burns all the brighter. Since opening up in 1999, Ramos, along with his team of dedicated instructors, has helped others stoke their own fighting fires. At Victory Gym, the coaches offer classes for students of any age or experience level. Students as young as 8 can work through basic techniques and footwork and build their conditioning, eventually graduating to live sparring inside the gym's regulation ring. For those looking to tone up while they float like a butterfly, but are too terrified to associate with bees, instructors also offer Zumba cardio dance classes.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
At DEFY Aerial Fitness Studio, exercisers dangle from cascading strips of silk and pull off airborne feats of acrobatic prowess on low trapeze bars during exhilarating workouts. Small groups hover above the ground, stretching limbs into graceful motions that strengthen cores. Instructors also lead workshops that impart martial arts and Parkour techniques, such as vaulting, balancing, and quadrupedal movements that dramatically increase the chances of escaping an orangutan pursuit, unless that orangutan also studied Parkour. In addition to their regular class schedule, instructors host an open gym session that gives students time to practice their skills and further stick it to gravity.
Exercise is for everyone. That's the belief at The Lotus Studio, where classes include yoga, Zumba, dance, and specifically designed fitness classes for seniors. Yoga classes range from flow-style and power yoga to relaxing yin yoga and chair yoga classes for those with weight-barring limitations. Zumba, meanwhile, feels more like a party than a workout, as participants burn calories while moving to easy-to-follow dance steps set to international rhythms. Kids get to have fun during Tumble Bugs gymnastics, ballet, and other dance classes to distract them from asking for a pony before every meal.
Salem Fitness Center caters to diverse exercise tastes with strength and cardio equipment, group fitness classes, great senior classes, and sessions in yoga, Pilates, and Zumba. As well, you will have access to wi-fi network and a large free weight room. To free up time for exercise in parents' busy schedules, the gym offers a daycare center where children can socialize, read, sing songs, and build crafts. An on-location tanning salon includes Sonnenbraune Klassic 732 and Pryzma High Performance beds as well as tanning lotions.
Named Miss Belly Dancer USA in 2012, Cassandra Rose is more than qualified to teach her trade at her eponymous belly dance academy. She not only leads dance troupes in various fusions of belly dance, but also teaches beginner classes that emphasize basic steps, isolations, and the ever-important shimmy. Of course, Cassandra still performs, often with her dance troupes at various special events.