When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
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 may burn from 800 to more than 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 Burgess Meredith (all three subject to availability).
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 studios 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.