Workout whizzes and novices alike will enjoy Zumba Influence owner and instructor Ashley Lenz's invigorating classes, which combine Latin-inspired dance moves with worldly rhythms from merenge to reggaeton. One-hour sessions can burn between 500 and 1,000 calories, as upbeat music charms serpentine holiday pies from winter bellies, and classmates motivate first-timers with interpretive dance moves of encouragement. Students of all ages can samba, belly dance, or mambo over to two locations for three evening classes–Mondays and Thursdays in Lincoln at 7 p.m., and Tuesdays at Concordia at 5:30 p.m. The Lincoln location has babysitters on-site to watch kids while parents work out, ensuring that youngsters will finish their homework with plenty of time to get started on the family's taxes.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on physical well-being with a cornucopia of equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or a random street man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength equipment or top-of-the-line cardio equipment, which features televisions and other media diversions. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary-schoolyard workout.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
The trainers at Kosama Lincoln keep members' muscles confused. Alongside nutrition counseling and heart-zone training, muscle confusion stands as one of the three pillars of Kosama's fitness philosophy. Programs provide an original workout everyday of the week that may incorporate kettlebells, TRX suspension gear, plyometric equipment, and other training methods. These constantly morphing workouts keep muscles from adapting to a set fitness regimen, which would otherwise cause bodies to come up against fitness plateaus or frustrations. Trainers further hone the fitness optimization through heart-zone training, a process in which clients exercise at an optimal heart rate that maximizes their exertion without pushing them to an unsafe level. Kosama welcomes clients of all body types and abilities to their non-intimidating environment.
At Freedom Fitness & Dance, experienced instructors lead groups through a suite of lively Zumba workouts. In basic Zumba sessions, set to invigorating Latin rhythms, teachers strive to make the accessible workout feel as entertaining as a dance party. The thumping beats get hearts pumping as clients perform Zumba's simple, energetic movements. Like most perpetual-motion machines, kids power Zumbatomic classes, which are available for boys and girls between 4 and 12. Besides its regularly scheduled classes, Freedom Fitness opens its dance floor for birthday parties, girls' nights out, and "just because" parties.
During Boot Camp sessions, Pure Fitness' trainers teach students to eschew free weights in favor of their body weight, with exercises that enhance core strength, flexibility, and balance. They complement these classes with an array of boot camps and yoga classes, as well as personal-training sessions tailored to each client's fitness goals.