Women’s workout routines take flight at Femme Fatale Fitness. Students perform controlled maneuvers, dangling from aerial silks or learning aerial hooping and impressive tricks on a static trapeze as instructors teach circus-inspired classes that gently tone muscles and boost flexibility. Alternatively, guests amp up core strength in pole-fitness classes that show ladies how to perform airborne routines with sassy twists and spins around chrome poles. All of Femme Fatale Fitness’s classes, which also include cardio kickboxing, burlesque, and chair dancing, aim to help women feel more confident in their bodies, resulting in higher self-esteem without having to invest in costly magic mirrors.
EveryBody Fitness takes an inclusive approach to exercise, offering programs and personal training crafted to engage all types of clients and every level of body fitness. New clients begin with a thorough movement and fitness assessment along with a personalized program design to gauge what will help them accomplish their goals. Each month, the staff administers assessments to see how they've grown and which direction to take next. Along with enjoying amenities such as complimentary tanning and childcare,
Professional Latin dancer and certified Zumba instructor Tabra Tacuri embraces the link between dance and fitness: her dance career with longtime partner Anthony—an award-winning dancer certified by the National Dance Council of America and Arthur Murray—has helped her maintain an enviable shape. Together, they lead others in slimming down while strutting their stuff on the dance floor with a combination of ballroom dance and dance fitness classes at Fit 4 Life Ohio. The pair leads group and private dance lessons in ballroom, Latin dance, and Argentine tango and works with betrothed couples to perfect their first dance for their big night. Shifting the focus to fitness, Tabra once again calls upon her Latin-dance training to help dancers of all levels shimmy their way to narrower waistlines during her high-energy Zumba and Zumba toning classes.
She further motivates clients to reach their fitness goals with in-home personal training and nutrition coaching. In her e-fitness program, she leads personal training and group fitness classes via webcam and Skype, allowing clients to get in shape at home or on a crowded commuter train. The e-training sessions also include personal assessments and interviews to ensure that clients stay on track.
Driven by a mission to provide women from all walks of life a fun and challenging alternative to conventional fitness routines, instructors at Pole Vixens Xtreme lead seven pole fitness classes within a studio outfitted with professionally installed poles. They also host pole-centric parties for gals looking for a unique way to spend a night out on the town, as well as workshops and private lessons.
Equipment: Keiser bikes with computers, dumbbells, kettlebells, plyo boxes
Students should bring: Water and a towel
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come in a little early to get acquainted with movements and other people
Heather, the owner of On The Fly Fitness Studio, grew up by California's coast, and still spends as much time as she can in the water. In fact, it was swimming that introduced her to the joys of fitness when she was young and led her to coach high-school water polo later. Soon, she realized she not only loved reaching her own fitness goals, she loved helping her students achieve their goals too?so she made a career out of it.
At her studio, Heather leads indoor cycling classes fused with other forms of fitness. She tries to incorporate strength training and flexibility training into each class while using her bikes to help people build endurance or conquer their fear of bicycle messengers. "We modify any movement to fit your personal comfort level as well as your ability level," she says. "We also keep a lot [of] variety so that no one workout is completely the same."
These days, Laura Azbill is constantly researching and thinking of new, exciting ways to live a healthy lifestyle, and how to share that information with her clients. But she wasn't always this on top of health and exercise habits. For many years, she relied on a great metabolism, staying pretty oblivious to what she was eating and doing, until she slowly began gaining weight. She even continued to gain weight while she was training for a marathon and working with a personal trainer. So she decided to make a change, and focus more on her dietary habits along with exercise.
Now, Laura Azbill shares the knowledge she gained while studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, helping her clients create practical lifestyle and nutrition plans. Her personalized plans consider each person's unique body type, lifestyle, and goals. Ultimately, for Laura, it's not just about a healthy weight?it's about creating a healthy body, mind, and soul.