You might not leave Fitness University with a tangible degree, but that doesn't mean choosing a fitness major was for naught. Proof of a passing grade will just be evident in your physique instead of a piece of paper. At Fitness U, there are three majors: significant weight loss, strength training, and athletic conditioning. Depending on which one you pick, a workout plan will be custom tailored to help you successfully complete your major. A signature session could include Muffin Top Massacre, an introductory class for women who have at least 25 pounds to lose.
Master Costley at CFMAFbelieves that possessing a black belt is just a fringe benefit of compiling new skills and knowledge as a martial artist. CFMAF classes include Hybrid Hapkido, which teaches a blended form of various martial arts. Students learn through repetition how to strike, grapple, use a weapon, and escape or block blows. Master Costley and his team also teach invite-only warriors training and street-smart defense and hold various boot camp and fitness classes, including Kick 'N' Fit fitness kickboxing and Cage Fitness classes.
Baby Boot Camp Colorado Springs’s owner and trainer, Alexandra, attended pregnancy boot-camp after the birth of her first daughter and found the workouts so effective that she decided to open her own branch of the business. In her classes, moms push their babies around in strollers as part of the routine, which relies heavily on strength training moves. Baby Boot Camp’s founder, Kristen Horler, designed the boot-camp-type workouts as a way for new moms to regain their pre-baby bodies in a supportive, women’s only environment using strength training and cardio.
By the end of her first Zumba class, Emy Manos was hooked. The fitness enthusiast began to attend as many as three classes a day and eventually went on to earn her Zumba instructor certification. Today she brings her dedication and years of experience to her own studio—Dance Fitness with Emy. She welcomes fitness seekers of all abilities into the colorful space, where she leads her students through lively Latin dance-inspired workouts amid upbeat international tunes. On Fridays, Emy hosts Club Zumba, a party class, complete with dancing and disco lights.
After more than 15 years of combined experience in the fitness industry, the owners of Fitness Origin decided to open a facility that would skip exercise fads in favor of functional workouts that maximize their clients' fitness potential. Trainers build custom fitness programs for clients of all strengths and sizes, using scientifically tested workouts to improve posture, build core strength, burn fat, and boost metabolism. Fitness Origin also offers soft-tissue therapy treatments, which alleviate pain and provide the body with what it needs to heal and move properly.
"You fight like a girl!" would be considered a compliment at Paulsen's Family Martial Arts. In fact, being able to fight like a girl is the main goal of aptly named Fight Like a Girl self-defense classes, taught by the certified instructor, Diane Paulsen. But self-defense classes represent just a small portion of the sparring techniques taught at Paulsen's—go jiu bujitsu, a hybrid martial art, is at its core. A blend of karate, judo, and jujitsu, the MMA method teaches every aspect of combat, from strikes and kicks to traps and locks.