Equipment: Cybex, Woodway
Students should bring: Water, Towels, Yoga Mat
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
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.
At Dosha Aroma, certified health therapist and wellness coach Delvenia Fairbanks unleashes the healing powers of aromatherapy oils. Fairbanks's services couple essential oils with complementary therapies, such as pressure point treatments for the foot and scalp, stress-relief rubdowns for hands, and stimulation of lymph nodes. Dosha Aroma also teaches wellness classes in reiki, wellness meditation, and other practices, and sells 15-mililiter aromatherapy blends for clients to take home.
A hip-limbering hula-hoop-style class, hooping offers a low-impact way for exercisers of all fitness levels to strengthen cores while potentially burning about 500–800 calories per hour. Choose from three separate classes: the 45-minute basic hooping class, which teaches fundamental moves; the 50-minute hoopilates workout, which synergistically combines Pilates and hula hooping; and the 30-minute cardio hoops class, which is a high-energy cardio class that will engage even the most languid of abs. Hula hoops are also provided for in-class use, so there’s no need to cobble one from old timey wagon wheels.
The Bayley Body Fitness & Fat Loss Academy exists both online and in real life. On its website, clients can find meal plans, recipes, exercise tips, and an online support community that keeps its members motivated. To get bodies moving and blood pumping, the program's instructors lead outdoor fitness classes several times a week at the West St. Tammany YMCA.
Toning limbs and washboarding cores for eight years running, RaiaTone Fitness’s instructor leads recruits through their boot-camp paces with a stimulating surprise attack of exercises. Exercisers join a battalion of 25 to 30 other sweatbanded soldiers for a one-hour session, where they'll carve muscley angles, sacrifice fat to metabolic fires, solidify mushy abs, amp their agility and endurance, and spawn roughly three extra lungs. Classes release the hounds of exercise with a 10-minute warm-up, followed by a 45-minute workout and a five-minute cooldown for dessert. The instruction method accommodates mat-attackers of all ages, fitness levels, and sweat colors. RaiaTone completes each body reboot with nutritional guidance.