The staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at CZ Day Spa mollify muscle aches with flowing massage strokes and purify pores with revivifying facials. The center also hosts daily Zumba classes that pump up heart rates in nonstop workouts to upbeat Latin tunes.
Founded as a talent agency in 1992, Studio SI has since expanded its sights to fostering a love of dance-based fitness in performers and non-performers alike. Both locations boast a full schedule of Zumba classes, which coalesce fitness with Latin dance steps, optional fruit hats, and fiery choreography into one fat-blasting routine performed amid a party-like atmosphere. A soundtrack of international tunes accompanies each class as dancers of all stripes follow along with routines that pull from such dance styles as rumba, salsa, tango, and reggaeton. For a strength-training twist, Zumba Toning classes incorporate similarly feisty footwork along with mat work, light weights, and cast-iron tambourines to add resistance to moves that target the arms, abs, and thighs.
At Swamp Rabbit CrossFit, members practice and master the CrossFit method in a 16,000-square-foot gym replete with a warm-up and workout room. There, they perform high-intensity functional movements using gear such as Rogue Fitness weightlifting bars, 15-foot vertical climbing ropes, and Black Concept 2 rowing machines. When the sun’s inviting, instructors take class onto the 12,000-square-foot outdoor training field to execute workouts that change for each session. Changing routines daily is key in avoiding the boredom of repetition. The Swamp Rabbit Trail, which is 17.5 miles long, is behind the facility and ideal for warm-up runs and sprints. Back inside, a premier audio system keeps music flowing and advanced filtration systems keep water clean for showers and water fountains.
As an acupuncturist with 13 years of professional experience, Shawn Jacobs has learned to augment treatments with a variety of supplemental techniques. Clients can request add-ons such as e-stem, a pain-relief method for which Shawn affixes mildly electrified clips to the acupuncture needles, intensifying the stimulation and resulting blood flow. Shawn also uses her Master’s degree in Oriental medicine to suggest herbal remedies for ailments or particularly bland teas, and can combine herbs and acupuncture to help encourage fertility.