Personal trainer Nicole Williams founded Allure Dance & Fitness Studio to bring clients closer to their health goals through fitness classes, personal-training sessions, and intense, empowering pole-dancing lessons. Having dubbed the pole "the new dumbbell," Nicole now draws on more than 10 years of experience training everyone from housewives to celebrities as she brings full-body pole workouts to the masses. Nicole and her coterie of instructors specialize in pole dancing, but also lead personal-training sessions and classes that incorporate kickboxing, plyometric, and cardio techniques. Along with classes, Allure hosts private pole parties to sprinkle some spice into birthdays, bachelorette parties, and routine training for streetlight cleaners.
Indoors or outdoors; the venue doesn't matter to the trainers at Fitness and Motion, as long as they get their charges moving. The four trainers—who come from diverse backgrounds including judo training and a degree in physical education from Mosul University in Iraq—motivate their clients to lead healthier lifestyles through group boot camps, Zumba classes, and personalized workout regimens for clients who wish to train one-on-one. They supplement the physical aspect of their coaching with nutritional guidance, which extends from healthy grocery lists to low-fat recipes to help their clients gain control of their diets. They also team up with companies to promote corporate wellness, as keeping employees healthy can raise productivity, lower healthcare costs, and promote the settling of interdepartmental differences by friendly matches of arm wrestling.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: We teaches all styles of ballroom dances
Pro Tip: Non-profit Arts Center provides nightly Ballroom dance lessons and dance parties
The staccato beat of conga drums rises over the deep voice of a bass guitar and the higher trills of the timbales and piano. Head dancer Evan Margolin and his bevy of experienced instructors lead students in classes that take beginners through basic footwork and salsa rhythms, with intermediate and advanced sessions offering salsa aficionados more challenging instruction. The social class structure—partners rotate throughout every session—creates a low-pressure learning environment and keeps dancers from scrambling to locate a partner or human-shaped tupperware container. The one-hour beginner classes are mostly filled with salsa novices and new dancers, and Dance SF's experienced and engaging local salsateers are patient and friendly when showing new students how to bust well-timed moves. During intermediate classes, which require six months or more of social dancing experience, students focus on timing and cross-body leads with turns. After some evening classes, new dancers are invited to join an all-night salsa party where they can put their new moves in practice. Students should wear comfortable clothing, which includes dancing shoes, but does not include rear-flapped onesie pajamas.
Regardless of the workout's pace, Studio Fixx's experienced staff of instructors provide the encouragement and form advice to develop an effective fitness regimen. Their wide range of classes encompasses toning bodyscult and barre workouts as well as Zumba sessions and tabata, which combines cardio exercises and interval training to give your lungs six-packs. Exercisers who want to slow things down, on the other hand, can sign up for a relaxing vinyasa flow yoga session instead of wasting hours pretending to lift a medicine ball in slow motion.
Whether it's for fun, fitness, or performance, Oncore Dance Company enables students to get the most out of dance. Excited by all forms, they teach ballet, lyrical, and tap to both kids and adults. Jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dance are offered as well,