No matter what time it is, someone somewhere is working out at Anytime Fitness. More than 1,800 franchised clubs across the country fling open their doors 24 hours a day, revealing gaggles of equipment designed to make working out less of a chore. Rows of Lifestyle Fitness treadmills and Precor ellipticals mounted with cardio TV let guests work out and catch up on their favorite shows, and Expresso game cycles blend the excitement of playing video games with the exercise of riding your bike to a friend's house to play video games. In addition to copious supplies of free weights, the gym also stocks a Koko all-in-one training machine. The futuristic robot-butler-esque equipment stores individual workout plans and progress on a chip so exercisers can track their performance over time on the built-in monitor.
Doug Schwaberow was sick of the personal-training industry—the repetitive exercise programs, the competition between trainers, and the outdated, even dangerous techniques he saw some trainers using. So he decided to open Achieve Fitness as a better alternative for fitness and sports conditioning. He took a hands-on approach to designing each program, from two types of boot-camp classes to semiprivate fitness sessions. He and his team also lead Sports Performance training for kids from third grade to high school, helping them become stronger, more agile, and less prone to injuries.
Vocalist Natalie Wilson Eastman maintains that anyone, young or old, can learn to sing—with the right training, of course. As an accomplished teacher, director, and vocal performer versed in various classical and modern musical styles, she decided to pass on her knowledge to others at A Higher Note. Eastman teaches private vocal lessons for students of all ages, in which she reveals essential singing principles such as proper breathing technique, intonation, and musical interpretation. Alternatively, basic instrumental lessons in guitar and piano cover basic chord structure as well as sight-reading.
Named for both the Thai word for go and a small, peaceful town in Thailand, PAI Yoga & Fitness strives to combine two conflicting notions—energy and tranquility. Motion and stillness unite in PAI’s roster of classes, which range from yoga's fluid postures to challenging, heart-pumping TRX routines. At two locations, their new one opening in Gahanna in the fall of 2014, the instructors lead classes within appropriately matched settings, with yoga classes taking place in a sunlight-drenched room with gleaming wood floors and fitness classes occurring in a black-floored studio populated by feral megaphones.
Owner, Linda Kick started baking over 40 years ago after recieving an Easybake oven from Santa. As a professional decorator and instructor she knows the importance of a beautiful cake, cupcakes, cookies, and brownies that also taste fabulous. From sculpted cakes, cupcakes and dessert towers we can make your dream dessert.