Dede Barbanti is a go-getter. The former professional choreographer and dance director found herself a single mother of three and weighing more than she wanted. So she dove head-first into researching fitness and created her own workout, Boogie Box, which combines cardio and strength training during sports-endurance drills, martial arts, latin and hip-hop dance, plyometrics, and resistance-training exercises. A 70-pound loss in fewer than seven months put Dede back on the right track, along with a strong urge to share her success with the masses. She's developed more workouts, and even released a DVD that follows a 90-day workout program. At Boogie Box Fitness, students find a supportive environment as they blast through Dede?s workouts, burning calories without gym equipment.
Transformation is the goal at Kore Pilates & Yoga Studio, but that goal can be accomplished in a variety of ways. With a staff of certified Pilates instructors, yoga teachers, and massage therapists?not to mention a licensed aesthetician and a chiropractor?the studio has something for people from all walks of life.
The Pilates schedule includes mat workouts as well as apparatus sessions that tone underused muscle groups with precisely controlled movements. Yoga classes mainly embrace the Anusara style, which emphasizes the importance of alignment and controlled breathing. The yoga teachers additionally offer sessions intended to promote general mindfulness or help students overcome mobility-limiting injuries. The TRX suspension system and ballet-inspired barre classes leverage gravity and natural body resistance to create longer, more slender muscles.
While these classes can help bolster health over time, the studio also offers services for guests seeking more urgent relief. Therapeutic massages can identify and relieve sources of muscular tension; chiropractic care, on the other hand, can fix neurological issues and realign misplaced vertebrae. As if all that weren't enough, the studio's aesthetician hydrates and reinvigorates skin with treatments that periodically submerge the face in a cooler of Gatorade.