The Sports Clubs accommodate exercise enthusiasts with wide-open hours, varied class offerings, and insightful trainers. Each of the three fitness studios offers 20+ fitness classes with flexible schedules, including yoga, Pilates, yogalates, Zumba, salsa, core mania, and cardio jam. Try the nationally renowned Turbo Kick, an effective cardiovascular class that can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour while you kick and punch imaginary coworkers to a thinner waistline. If you’re training for the annual grocery-line dance-off, sculpt and tone your body with Zumba, a fusion dance class that combines fast and slow Latin dance steps. Fitness beginners can use their personal-training session to kick-start their one- or three-month memberships with professional muscle knowledge and injury-prevention techniques, and professional boulder throwers can use their session to target specific areas without endangering fellow gym rats with heavy projectiles.
Mixed-level yoga classes are taught by YogaNow founder Meta Hirschl and Cypresse, both of whom are certified to foster flexibility and bring bendable bliss. The value of this Groupon can be applied toward other classes outside of the noon time slot, but availability is not guaranteed and you must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Get your downward, upward, inward, outward, and towardward dogs on at YogaNow's wood-floored downtown studio.
With a focus on producing inspiring dance productions and giving back to the community, Keshet Dance Company staffs graceful masters who can help new body rockers take their skills beyond hokey-pokeys and electric slides. Multiple weekly classes are available, including hip hop, ballet, jazz, and gentle modern. View the class schedule here.
At XPAC Fitness Center, even the bright-red walls are motivating. Inside those walls, a variety of equipment adorns the studio, and expert coaches use their extensive exercise education and experience to encourage students to try new athletics goals. They lead small groups through classes that include intense Cardio Boxing Boot Camp; Spin Ride Shack, which uses RealRyder stationary bikes; and Calisthenics on Fire, which uses body weight to engage various muscle groups.
"Fitness is the first step to surviving panther attacks." Though the words are lighthearted, Sandia CrossFit's co-owners Zach and Matt believe that the principles behind CrossFit—a fitness program modeled on ancestral living, with its diverse physical work—help clients to develop the strength and stamina to deal with any physical situation. That's why they rely on CrossFit's strength-training and cardio-intensive exercises to sculpt muscles, boost agility, and increase speed.
Inside their meticulously kept facility, the co-owners offer an assortment of simple equipment, such as rings and free weights, that participants can use during Workout of the Day exercises. These daily workouts vary, evoking ancient-fitness moves called for in the days of spear throwing, running from animal predators, and riding velociraptors bareback.