Dianna Akar isn't the least bit intimidated by the fact that her clients all start at different fitness levels. On the contrary, she relishes the challenge, tailoring her programs to align with each of their goals. Akar is a certified personal trainer, using her experience to helm outdoor boot-camp sessions for both men and women that draw from yoga, aerobics, plyometrics, strength training, and chimney sweeping.
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Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
The Pilates Studio is home to certified instructor Bess Knopp, whose experience and enthusiasm have helped limber up scores of Carolinian limbs, muscles, and tendons. Tenderfoots with tender tendons and full-fledged Pilates pilots alike can hone in on their health by focusing these private sessions on their individual needs. Partake in prenatal or postnatal exercise, post-physical therapy work, or more general strength training to bulk up for the ultra-competitive uncle lifting contests at future family reunions. Call ahead to make an appointment for your first foray into the Pilates core forest.