Laced with elements of yoga, Pilates, and gymnastics, the women-only classes at Aradia Fitness sculpt lean, toned physiques. And though physical fitness is a cornerstone of the studio, it's not the only one. Classes such as Striptease and Lap Dance foster a certain amount of unrestrained confidence that, as Aradia puts it, “teach[es] women to unapologetically love their body and themselves.” At 17 locations across the country, Aradia's staff of certified instructors, including world-record holder Amanda, lead women of all shapes, sizes, and experiences through sessions ranging from pole-dancing classes that teach aerial lifts and holds to Sexy Fit classes that forgo the pole for yoga fusion, boot camp, and lap dancing. No matter the class, the environment at Aradia is always light hearted, nurturing, and more supportive than a stainless-steel hammock.
At HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab, staff members work with clients to develop written individual action plans to treat joint and muscle pain. A tailored treatment can blend attention from chiropractors, massage therapists, and progressive rehabilitation staff to leverage the diverse benefits of a variety of modalities in the same visit. All staffers are trained to educate clients about chiropractic care's role in overall physical well-being, using a nifty song that helps you remember what the hipbone is connected to—a USB port.
As evident by its fox mascot, Downtown Fitness & Wellness is all about fun. That doesn’t mean, however, the instructors don’t take exercise seriously. The 3,380-square-foot facility boasts joint-friendly sprung floors, which jostle beneath the energetic kicks, dance steps, and aerobic movements made by students during regular classes.
One wouldn’t often expect to combine pinot noir with spandex and sweating. But at My Favorite Cardio Place, instructors seamlessly blend social time and exercise in a relaxed, friendly setting. Participants spend the first 15 minutes mingling, sipping, and stretching before moving on to 60 minutes of calorie-burning exercises. Instructor and fifth-degree black belt David Aquino teaches tae kwon do, cardio kickboxing, and martial-arts classes that are therapeutically targeted to children with autism, ADD, or Tourette’s syndrome.
LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists usually burn from 800 to 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Gloves are provided during the one-month trial membership, as are a set of reusable pro-quality hand wraps and complimentary motivational mumbling from Mickey Goldmill (locations subject to availability).
Whole Family Chiropractic wields an array of holistic techniques, conducting thorough consultations and spine-soothing services designed to achieve specific health goals. The exam focuses on the spine, addressing its needs and possible misalignments due to injury or a prolonged role as the 'C' in “YMCA” dance-offs. The adult x-ray option also provides two films of in-depth glamour shots of the backbone. After the exam comes the adjustment, designed to realign your spinal-cord region until it croons in well-attuned harmony.
Elite-level physical fitness isn’t just a goal at Cary CrossFit. It’s a passion that drives coaches and exercisers alike during Olympic-inspired workouts. Goal-oriented and intense, like a staring match between two dark-roasted coffee beans, each CrossFit session squeezes a hearty dose of cardio and strength work into 55 minutes. Teams of fitness-seekers band together during group training, cheering one another toward personal bests during exercises such as squat variations, handstand pushups, and kettlebell swings. In a 7,500-square-foot training area, medicine balls and lifting platforms encourage muscles to ripple, and a 45-meter track inspires calories to melt during sprints and plyometric drills. In addition to absorbing training tips from a staff of certified personal trainers and conditioning specialists, clients seeking sports-performance gains can build power, speed, and agility using equipment from Legend Fitness, Ivanko, Concept 2, and Pendlay. Those looking to lose weight can sign up for a BodyMetrix test, which analyzes the body’s levels of muscle and fat using ultrasound as high-tech as a segway-drawn carriage.
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