Like a ninja star thrown into a westerly wind, Universal Kempo Karate worked its way east from its first Hawaii location, founded in 1966. It arrived in Colorado Springs in 1980, expanding quickly to multiple locations. The instructors honor the programs that were passed down to them, teaching kids physical fitness combined with mental discipline and expanding into combat techniques as they become adults. Students engage calories in battle, burning them in cardio-focused kickboxing classes that eliminate moves with a risk of injury.
Equipment: Freestanding bags, boxing gloves, resistance bands, and medicine balls
Students should bring: Completed risk agreement to the first class
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Classes are 45 minutes.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The community we have in our facility is something you look forward to everyday. Friends are quickly made and everyone is very encouraging. The variation in the workouts and the ongoing training keep you engaged and spark that desire to excel at what you're doing. We're not just providing a workout, but a proven program.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Absolutely. We carefully select the music for our workouts, even ensuring it has the proper number of beats per minute and quality sound equipment to play it on.
There's strength in numbers at Colorado Springs Dentistry. For one, All Smiles Dental Group's team consists of general and cosmetic dentists, as well as four board-certified specialists. Woodland Park Dental Group boasts a dentist, orthodontist, endodontist, and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The Woodmen Dental Group has a team of cosmetic and general dentists, two orthodontists, and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. South Springs Dental Group hosts a general dentist, oral surgeon, and endodontist for complex work. Finally, Colorado Dental Group's team features three dentists and a host of hygienists with flexible hours.
Combined, these medical professionals can cover most areas of dental care. They administer regular exams, perform orthodontic and periodontal work, and make over smiles with cosmetic implants or ultrathin Lumineers. The dentists and specialists also work alongside several hygienists, many of whom are working during most business hours.
The air that fills Hot On Yoga?s studio is heated to 90?105 degrees, the ideal temperature to increase flexibility and tone muscles with reduced injury. During each class, certified instructors guide students through a set of 26 postures and two breathing exercises that work to bring harmony to the entire body.
Julie Hackler has been immersed in the world of dance and performance for more than 25 years. The artist has choreographed for several theaters, and she has spent time on the stage as a dancer, singer, and actor. Ms. Hackler brings this talent and expertise out onto Reignfall Dance Company's sprung dance floors.
As owner and director of the studio, she leads a dance curriculum for adults and kids as young as 3 years old. Ms. Hackler and her team teach a variety of styles, including ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. They take an athletic approach to training, believing that the best dancers are also great athletes. To that end, the instructors also teach Pilates and conditioning classes.
Fitwize 4 Kids fosters healthy habits in a kid-centric fitness environment geared toward humans ages 5–15. Each 45-minute program fuses age-appropriate resistance circuit training with health-inspiring nutrition tips, pumping up self-esteem, blazing trails to wellbeing, and engaging young minds with the socio-psychological concept of fun. To prepare children for lifetimes full of fitness and free of pulled deltoids, a CrossFit and CrossFit Kids instructor will highlight safe workout techniques and coach kids through exercises that rely on lighter weights and more reps than traditional bodybuilding regimens. Parents can sign up their offspring for activity-boosting sessions on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m..