The instructors at Pure Body Fitness Studio, voted the Best Place to Workout in Best of Cary 2014 by the Cary News, specialize in motivating their patrons to have fun and socialize as they get into shape in group fitness classes. They lead more than 40 fitness classes for both beginners and more advanced fitness buffs, ranging from hot yoga and Pilates to Latin dance and spinning. During Les Mills classes, they focus on major muscle groups in BodyPump, endurance in BodyAttack, and core muscles in CxWorx. The vibrant atmosphere features bright, open classrooms, which are filled with heart-pumping music.
Aradia Fitness's dance studio is outfitted with 12 golden poles on which students build pole-dance repertoires in classes that span seven levels. The pole classes, including a new coed pole-fitness class, focus more on building strength and imparting technique than sultry performance. Other fitness classes at the coed studio tone physiques and build endurance with other dance styles, from Zumba cardio-dance parties to chair-dance lessons, for when you're too tired to stand up.
At My Favorite Cardio Place, award-winning 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. With more than 27 years of experience, Aquino offers a wide range of private, semi-private, and group classes all geared toward various skill sets. Limited class size ensures that participants reach their training goals quickly.
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.
Tameka Pettigrew, a group fitness, Zumba, and hip-hop instructor, helps clients get fit through the art of dance at Fusion Dance Fitness. She's certified to teach Zumba to adults and kids, and her Zumba classes blend dance moves from merengue, salsa, and cumbia set to catchy and high-energy international tunes.
Get Moving Fitness Licensed instructor Casey began her infatuation with Zumba three years ago after attending a class in upstate New York. Since moving to Apex, she has devoted her time to spreading the good word of the rhythmic workout, leading protégés through accessible steps, spins, and stretches set to Latin music. Now, she divides her time between two studios, but she sashays out into the wider world to host private sessions in guests’ homes, personal gyms, or bouncy castles.