The beat of international tunes pulses throughout the room as feet stomp the floor and arms slice through the air. Instructor Michelle Fisher guides students through calorie-burning Zumba classes, which are driven by the syncopated rhythm of Latin music. Fast-paced, synchronized dance moves, which are traditionally used to indicate that somebody is about to sing about moving to Hollywood, instead tone muscles and provide a solid cardio workout.
The instructors at Just Dance Studios help others in their quest for slender forms with fun, fast-paced Zumba classes. The one-hour classes combine Latin-inspired beats with fluid, easy-to-follow movements to torch calories and tone physiques.
Pure Light Yoga's instructors emphasize self-discovery at their studio, encouraging students to experiment and develop a yoga practice that strikes the appropriate balance between physical exercise and introspection. To help accomplish this goal, they lead a diverse spread of classes that vary in their intensity and focus. Dynamic Vinyasa sessions follow seamlessly flowing asana sequences to strengthen muscles, and other, gently paced classes incorporate supportive props and modified poses into an accessible series of stretches that can improve flexibility over time. Regardless of each style's physical demands, the classes all share the singular goal of focusing students on the connections that exist between their minds, their bodies, and their vestigial tails.
Founder Shannon Hudson developed the 30-minute circuit to be fast and challenging, with a pinch of hateful fun so participants stay engaged while getting ripped. The workout program includes a personal trainer who will provide guidance through stages that include jump rope, speed bag, heavy bag, and more. By combining the best functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit-training regimens into one beast of a workout, the 9Round training program places a great deal of emphasis on results, just like the retired Keebler elves that now live inside Scantron machines.
The aquatic wing of this upscale fitness center tutors a kaleidoscopic clientele ranging from incipient to Atlantean. The generally 45-minute classes are broken down into 30 minutes of liquid lessons followed by a 15-minute practice and free swim. Select one weekly class to attend when you call to register, with bite-size lesson sessions for toddling water bugs, who may enroll in Toddler 2's, a 20-minute class for 18- to 36-month-olds conducted sans parent, Toddler 3's for the graduates of the first who can swim to the instructor and back to the wall unassisted, or the all-comers Rainbow class, for firmly-landlubbed beginners with absolutely no experience. Infants make Olympic-worthy swimming debuts at Tiny Splash, a child-and-parent group class for kiddos age 3 months and older. Groupon customers may also choose to apply the four-week value of this Groupon to an eight-week swim session and pay the difference.
Since his days as a 6-year-old gym rat, Blaine Vigilante has valued the art of fitness, and his discovery of CrossFit helped focus his workout philosophy. The intense, variable system combined all the things he wanted: full-body exercises, functional movements, and a regimen that was immune to the dreaded workout rut. Now, along with two other coaches and a pair of canine buddies, he motivates visitors during group classes at Vigilante CrossFit, a self-proclaimed "no frills, down and dirty" gym that serves as clients' jumping-off point on the road to their ideal physiques.