Fitness Rx's team of instructors deploys to dozens of locations throughout southeastern Michigan to lead a staggering array of fitness classes. Whether they're guiding groups through kickboxing's strikes, yoga poses, or Pilates’ core-strengthening moves, they draw on their diverse backgrounds, years of experience, and enthusiasm. Additionally, trainers meet for one-on-one or semi-private sessions, and supplement workouts with nutrition support to help clients achieve varied goals, from building strength to fitting back inside their high-school-graduation cap.
Before Rebecca became the owner of Shanti Yoga, she spent 13 years in the financial industry. Now she fuses her practical knowledge with her love of yoga to help others gain peace in their minds and their wallets. While drawing on her background in Sivananda yoga, Rebecca––a Yoga Alliance instructor––helms a team of teachers who lead classes inside a quaint red-brick building. The instructors help pupils forge healthy minds and bodies with Vinyasa, Agni, and Yin yoga techniques.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
Jennifer Gray puts her 15 years of fitness-industry experience to use formulating goal-oriented programs for women. Gray begins with a healthy helping of circuit weight training and kickboxing before adding a pinch of Pilates, a dash of yoga for flexibility, and a sprinkling of belly dancing for core strengthening. She also strives to help clients develop nutritionally sound eating habits, giving them the tools to avoid fatty, bad-for-you foods such as processed meats and deep-fried statues of Grover Cleveland.
With its open floor plan, graffiti-style artwork painted on the walls, and aerial rigs hanging from the ceiling, it's clear that Pulse Fitness Training is no ordinary gym. Clients can find all the classic cardio and strenth-training equipment they'd see in a traditional fitness center, but can also work out with functional equipment such as tractor tires and battle ropes out on the floor. Aerial silks and hoops can be climbed to build upper body strength or to finally impress old elementary gym coaches. There's also a host of small group fitness classes led by certified instructors, ranging from TRX training to yoga and cardio barre sessions. After the workout, gym goers can head over to Pulse's nutritional shake bar, where a staff member will whip up a fresh protein shake to help replace burned energy.
At Bad Boy Gym, amateur athletes train toward fitness prowess through kickboxing, in a no-frills, full-boxing-ring environment. The gym?s powerhouse instructors shepherd students through group sessions to blast fat from bodies as they train under the royal-blue ceiling. Insanity classes put students to the test with intense intervals of cardio kickboxing to forge a full-body, and cardio-conditioning workout. Eschewing group classes for the plentiful bonus balls and resistance bands, guests can forge fitness paths on their own. They can improve their musculature by shadowboxing in the ring, whip endurance levels into shape with jump ropes, or pummel a punching bag until it promises to train them personally.