ABsolute Fitness makes it easy for exercisers to work fitness into their schedules. Not only is this full-service gym open 24 hours a day, but it's also stocked with weightlifting and cardio equipment. Classes are held throughout the week and include Primafit, Burn Clinic, and yoga.
While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.
Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.
With programs designed for martial artists aged 4 and older, Martial Arts USA caters to students young and old, not only teaching methods of self-defense, but also the importance of self-discipline and a strong moral foundation. Enrolling kids in classes helps develop focus, respect, and physical acumen during fun, engaging sessions. Adults can sign up for classes in tae kwon do to learn methods of defense while also getting a great workout.
CrossFit Provision's team of CrossFit Level 1-certified coaches welcomes newcomers to their sprawling fitness facility with open, chiseled arms. In fact, three of the coaches dedicate all their time to introductory classes that teach exercisers how to speak the native CrossFit language as well as how to safely perform typical CrossFit exercises such as squats and pull-ups. Once up to speed, exercisers can sign up for the real thing: one of CrossFit's intense daily workouts.
Willard Pal?s coaches, all active or retired law-enforcement officials, are dedicated to helping students find their inner warriors through a boxing club that outfits kids and adults with gloves and techniques for the perfect right hook, Jiu Jitsu classes, and an antibullying program teaches kids self-defense skills. The coaches also offer free training for firefighters and police officers who sign up to participate in the gym?s charity boxing event.
ISSA-certified personal trainer Lee Haguewood draws from a diverse, well-rounded background in exercise, from weightlifting and yoga to the European style of fitness training. Backed by years of experience, Lee helps clients of all ages and body types burn fat and build muscle, coaching with a firm hand and positive motivation with an eye toward building and maintaining healthy body-fat percentages and strong bodies.