Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, 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.
Autumn Sun Yoga promotes flexibility and mental clarity with a bevy of mind- and body-soothing yoga classes. Each one-hour class begins with a moment of quiet and deep breathing, during which yogis fill lung compartments with sweet oxygen and prep sinews for ensuing stretches and contortions. Throughout the class, talented yoga masters lead students through a series of poses, each contributing to core muscle strength, posture, and muscular pain relief. Sessions conclude with another stint of silent relaxation, giving muscles a chance to recover and the mind a chance to catch up on telepathic voicemails.
The staff page of Engage 2 Dance's website reads like a recipe for rhythm and fitness: take one athletic trainer, one nutritionist, and one choreographer, then mix well in a supportive setting. The trio channels their different backgrounds to propel private clients and group classes alike toward their goals, whether those goals are toned muscles or a groovy wedding flash mob. With a variety of classes, such as Zumba, which is all about working out in a party-like atmosphere, to a posture class that uses stretching and flexibility to engage core areas of the body, each class is a total workout. They even host rehabilitative workouts for those who have been injured or require special training attention.
BFitCor was founded by powerlifter Mike and karate black belt Julie Baker, and pits clients against lethargy and excess weight during 50- to 60-minute boot-camp sessions. Trained instructors rally physiques of every fitness level for a combination of cardio, strength, and core work, encouraging up to 25 attendees with supportive words and a full-body foam bullhorn costume. Body-weight exercises, such as pushups and pull-ups, tone triceps and bolster bellies, and weightlifting incorporates objects humans have designed specifically for fitness purposes. To further supplement rounds of interval training, a complimentary nutritional consultation steers stomachs toward wholesome edibles and away from swedish fish guilty of protein fraud.
CrossFit Owasso's experienced trainers help students bolster their bone cages with the CrossFit training program. One-on-one personal training eases beginners into the workout regime, providing special attention with a trained instructor before launching into the 30-day pore-drenching program. The muscle-magnifying method uses varied, functional movements that have been employed by cage fighters and military personnel in the past, helping trainees lose weight, build muscle, and execute perfect form while running from a swarm of bees. Sweaty students work toward improving 10 physical skills, including cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and coordination by executing, fast, varied routines directed each day by the instructors, who tweak load and intensity to accommodate fitness fans of all skill levels. Bench-press this link with your cursor's muscles to view the studio's schedule.
Certified trainer and nutritionist Joshua Fountain has centered his life around physical fitness, boasting an impressive resumé that lists stints as a former U.S. Airborne Ranger, a professional MMA fighter, and a boxer. With the help of his wife, Charlotte—who is also a certified trainer, nutrition coach, and marathon runner—he puts his extensive and diverse background to use motivating clients to blast through their perceived physical limitations. Together, the duo helps clients of all fitness levels reach their goals during indoor boot-camp workouts, which the trainers proudly liken to CrossFit programs sans the weight-training aspect. Instead of relying on bulky weights or machines, they craft regimens that incorporate custom functional movements, muscle-sculpting kettlebells, medicine balls, and suspension exercises designed to isolate key muscle groups.
In addition to private and small-group personal-training sessions, they offer complimentary nutrition coaching that follows the Paleo lifestyle, a natural dieting system that eschews refined, processed foods in favor of vegetables, lean meats, and candy that's only made of vegetables and lean meats. They also sell AdvoCare supplements and cleanses designed to pump up energy levels and metabolism.