It's hard to get out rock climbing regularly. Basketball courts don't fit in the average home. The facilities at The Rush Fitness let everyone get in an exciting workout, though, with climbing walls, pools, athletic courts, and more. At 23 locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Dalton, Asheville, Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point and Greenville, skilled trainers preside over those amenities. They also lead more than 500 group exercise classes, which might touch on everything from yoga to Zumba. Those classes, as well as the requisite array of free weights and cardio equipment, have helped the chain win a range of "best gym" awards.
Lynne Sadowski's life changed when she saw a photograph of herself at the beach. Despite her success in her career and with her family, she realized she had been neglecting what she now considers the most important piece of the puzzle: her health. She created Body Unleashed Fitness and Yoga Pass in order to help others find their own path to health with a team of medical practitioners, health clubs, and lifestyle coaching.
Equipment: Resistance bands, medicine balls, speed ladder, weights, agility cones
Students should bring: Bottle of water and towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Make sure to eat a light snack 30?45 minutes before class begins.
Combining mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and other combat-related fitness disciplines, the classes at Black Eye Fitness pack a powerful punch. The instructors offer training for men, women, and kids, with classes that include submission wrestling, self-defense, wrestling, boxing, and other disciplines that help build strength and flexibility. But the classes offer more than just athletic benefits: instructors emphasize humility, perseverance, sportsmanship, discipline, and having a really clever handshake at the end of your match.
The trainers at Thank Dog! Bootcamp tap into dogs' energy and devotion to motivate humans to get into shape. Bootcamps cater to two-legged and four-legged participants at the same time. Instructors divide each 60-minute workout into 10-minute segments alternating between cardio, obedience training, and doggie downtime while humans perform strength-training drills. In addition to being a good form of exercise, the classes instill basic obedience-training techniques that can be used at home.
Soundbarre's owners, Avena Joyce and Anne Livengood, discovered the BarreAmped method in Kentucky. It was the first workout they'd come across that provided an intense mind body transformation that they could stick with for life. During BarreAmped classes, their students practice regular barre movements that blend dance, orthopedic stretching, and Pilates to help shape the body and soothe the mind.