Zumba in Bay Village

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Though its name may conjure fantasies about sprinting down crowded streets or bench-pressing buses stalled in traffic, Urban Active Fitness grants its members abundant space in which to spread out and follow their workout proclivities. At dozens of locations across the Midwest and South, members can sculpt their bodies in whichever manner they choose—from personal training with resistance machines and free weights to group classes in cycling, Zumba, and Pilates. A number of group classes draw on the gym’s urban theme for inspiration. Urban Iron, for example, focuses on building muscles that resemble the cast-iron beams of skyscrapers, and Urban Yoga closely imitates the poses necessary to squeeze onto a subway train at rush hour.

131 Market Street
Westlake,
OH
US

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Each one of our classes is designed to give you variety. No class will ever be the same, so you never know what you're going to have thrown at you.

What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?

People try to take on too much when the go it alone. Our instructors can scale down any program to fit any level of fitness so that you can still move the next day.

When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?

In 2002, after hitting 250 pounds, I decided I needed a change. I started watching my diet and exercising. In 2009, I earned my group fitness instructor certificate. After my first Warrior Dash in 2012, I realized that helping others to accomplish their goals was what I wanted to do with my life.

Business Basics

Equipment: CAP barbells, CAP medicine balls, stability balls, and punching bags

Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, and boxing gloves for kickboxing class

Average class length: 30–60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1–5

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2013

Registration required: No

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

4864 Dover Center Road,
North Olmsted,
OH
US

As the owner and an instructor at Fierce Fitness CLE, Adam Weslek dedicates a lot of his time to helping students get and stay motivated. "I always use my own personal story of losing 125 pounds," he says. "The clients are so compelled by the story that it gives them [the] drive to keep going." To help them on their own weight-loss journeys, Adam leads his clients through everything from group classes like Zumba and yoga to personal training sessions. His infectious enthusiasm for exercise not only keeps students coming back, but also won him second place on Cleveland Hot List's 2013 list of Best Personal Trainers.

Business Basics

Equipment: TRX® Suspension training System

Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, mat, rubber coated hand weights.

Average class length: 30-60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1–5

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2013

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

28877 Lorain Road
North Olmsted,
OH
US

The Source Yoga Studio empowers visitors to increase their life satisfaction through yoga, fitness classes, and life-coaching services. Yoga classes for guests of all experience levels calm minds and bodies while moving through a series of poses, and fitness classes range from group fitness sessions to Latin-inspired Zumba dance. The studio also offers life coaching aimed at helping clients discover direction as well as health and wellness coaching designed to improve diet and lifestyle.

4864 Dover Center Road
North Olmsted,
OH
US

Alyssa Lee Wilmot once envisioned a place where people could come and express themselves through movement; she brought that place to life when she opened The Movement Factory. Alyssa strives to find classes that combine fitness with movement arts, which explains her fitness-class schedule that's replete with dance-inspired Zumba, yoga, hip-hop, Pilates, and barre sessions. All sessions at The Movement Factory welcome students aged 18 and older of all experience levels.

13000 Athens Avenue #203
Lakewood,
OH
US

Jammie Efford loves all kinds of dance; her resume includes training in styles such as salsa, bellydance, and merengue. So it's natural that she took so quickly to Zumba, the workout fuses many different styles of dance and allows her to help other people get into shape. As the owner of Zoom Zone Studio, she uses her expertise to create entirely original routines and motivates her students to stick with the program so that they burn calories, feel more confident, and have the physical mobility to dodge any obstacles at hip height.

Business Basics

Equipment: State of the art sound system and to add intensity, arm and leg weight

Students should bring: A towel, water can be purchased.

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1–5

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2010

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

23198 Miles Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US