The NASCAR Racing Experience's team of driving instructors specializes in NASCAR-themed Cinderella stories: at whichever world-famous speedway they're visiting, they give civilians the chance to drive real NASCAR race cars that have actually been raced by NASCAR superstars for a few hours. That means getting behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car that's been driven by Dale Jr, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and other NASCAR favorites and putting the pedal to the medal. Unlike other racing experiences, there?s no lead car to follow here, you're driving by yourself and yes, passing is allowed! The instructors still offer guidance though, coaching those driving solo over a two-way car radio, and speed-chauffeuring racing enthusiasts around the track on ride-alongs.
Instructors weave through the forest of punching bags at Elite Fitness & Self Defense, guiding students through strikes, footwork, and energetic exercises. The seasoned trainers offer a sweeping range of martial-arts classes for students of all ages, from Muay Thai to MMA to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They also lead a variety of more fitness-focused courses, including Elite Fit competitive sports training and Bag Blast—an energetic fusion of cardio, kickboxing, and MMA exercises. The Kids Confidence class teaches children ages 7 and up to feel confident and empowered through a positive approach that promotes respect, self-discipline, team building, and fitness.
As the tanning salon inside one of the country's most cutting-edge gyms, Venice Beach Tan at Gold's Gym Harrisburg is fittingly equipped with modern equipment. One of its most popular beds is the Ovation 3400, a lay-down model with a triple face tanner, totaling 1,200 watts. A digital countdown timer shuts the bed off automatically, so you can be sure you won't get too much exposure, unlike tanning under the actual sun, which only stops shining once the moon comes to tuck it into bed.
Women's fitness classes, such as pole-dancing, chair-dancing, and Zumba, fill the roster at Sassy Girl Fitness, with each class existing in a safe and comfortable setting. The instructors welcome students of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels, and offer party-classes for bachelorette parties, birthdays, or other events.
As a certified personal trainer and "marathon maniac," Empowered Personal Training Studio founder Emily Knudson often saw other runners performing cardio workouts without achieving the results they expected. She realized they were missing a key ingredient in their fitness regimen: strength training. Unlike cardio exercise, building muscles lets the body continue to burn calories hours after exercises end. That’s why her six-week boot camps mix body-weight and hand-weight exercises into cardiovascular routines and high-intensity Q&A sessions. Empowered’s team of trainers includes other competitive marathoners as well as a triathlon coach, a competitive female bodybuilder, and a former Army infantryman and combat medic. Their studio's intimate setting of weight machines, medicine balls, and cycles contrasts with the impersonal vibe of a traditional large gym full of blaring TVs and barking dogs.
Corey C’Yo Brown was a track and field star in high school and college, but he's only become more fit since then. He is now a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, which have earned him the chiseled body to become a model with aspirations to compete in physique competitions. He helps other achieve their fitness goals with energetic dance-inspired fitness classes such as Hip-Hop Power and Urban Cardio Dance.