Pam Andrews didn't stop setting goals after earning a membership to the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and a certification in Red Cross CPR and first aid; she also created her own fitness program based on the principles of Middle Eastern belly dancing. Inside the bright yellow walls of Shake It! Fitness Studio, she and her team of licensed fitness instructors and a nutritional counselor engage exercisers in supportive programs such as group dance-fitness classes. They help students blend different dance-exercise styles, while experimenting with classic fitness methods such as interval training, cross training, and kicking down doors. They demonstrate aerobic choreography amid tropical Latin beats in Zumba Fitness, coordinate simple dance moves with Polynesian drumming and reggae in Hot Hula Fitness, and time belly-dancing moves to a blend of R&B, funk, and soul music in Belly Funk Fitness.
With over thousands of teaching hours and two distinct yoga philosophies between them, Liberty Yoga?s five instructors, among them Erin and Christine, take a variety of approaches to sharing their yogic expertise. Their therapeutic yoga classes focus on restoring flexibility to time-stiffened joints with gentle exercises, while their core-strengthening FLY! Vinyasa classes build core muscles with a flow of poses that synchronize breath and movement. Classes lengths vary from 75 to 90 minutes.
A portmanteau of the surnames of founders Ian Hardin and Derek Batman, Hardbat CrossFit more than lives up to its tough-sounding moniker. Hardin and Batman combine the principles of CrossFit, which emphasize ever-changing workouts of cardio and lifting exercises, with a scientific focus on nutrition and technique to craft intense, adaptable fitness programs. Their crew of passionate trainers draws skills from diverse backgrounds, from Christina Ruggiero's career as a lifeguard and an award-winning collegiate swimmer to Hardin's degree in exercise science and resumé of fitness certifications. Whether sweating through one-hour boot camps or tackling the CrossFit workout of the day, Hardbat's students perform exercises that blend intensity and functionality, such as Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, and python wrestling.
This expansive studio is filled with tumbling mats, trampolines, balance beams, vaults, and bars?all the tools necessary to perfect one?s skills in gymnastics. Instructors guide students aged 3?17 through routines that help them build strength, flexibility, balance, and confidence. Olympiad Gymnastics has been instilling kids with a love of tumbling for more than 40 years now, and this longevity is due, in part, to the gym's commitment to providing a safe and fun environment for all its students.