Jackie Tamminga, co-owner of Tammcor Fitness with Keith Tamminga, draws on more than two decades of experience in the fitness industry each day. She slips through the club, overseeing trainers during complimentary sessions introducing guests to safe and effective techniques. Cardio machines purr, punctuated by the percussive, metallic sounds of resistance machines, free weights, and Olympic gold medals just being tossed on the medal pile. Music drifts from group fitness classes covering workout methods including salsa, yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and spinning. Patrons of all fitness levels mingle in the gym, and special programs cater to groups including the elderly.
At Solid Roots Yoga, a team of eminently experienced instructors share their passion with practitioners across a variety of skill levels. Novices learn the ins and outs of flexibility-boosting exercises with Ashtanga or Slow Flow, and advanced students tackle achieving greater mind-body awareness.
Cedar Haven Wellness + Arts' attentive yoga instructors tap their wealth of knowledge and years of experience to help students of all abilities to build and expand their yoga practice. The studio’s schedule of yoga classes delivers accessible, thoughtful sessions Monday–Friday in a practice space with gleaming hardwood floors, exposed brick, and warm wooden accents. The rustic setting lends a deeply peaceful atmosphere, helping students to settle fidgety spirit animals during one-hour classes. Sessions include soothing slow flows, when students focus on deep-breathing techniques while a series of gentle postures restores motion to rusty joints. Dynamic yoga and martial-arts-movement sessions combine stretching and core work with fluid martial-arts moves to hone strength, balance, and the ability to wax a car to Mr. Miyagi's high standards. Though not included with this Groupon, Cedar Haven also offers workshops and classes in massage therapy, music, and art.
Exhale Studios is the only combination Pilates/Yoga studio in Madison County, and instructs students in the arts of Pilates, Yoga, and T’ai Chi Chih. The studio offers group classes and private sessions to students of all skill levels in a fully equipped studio.
Terri Stein founded her business after attempting to get in shape after the birth of her child. Frustrated by the impersonal daily grind of working out in a home gym, and the expenses of a personal trainer, Stein founded Edge Body Boot Camp with a focus on creating a positive environment that motivates its clients to break through their personal goals. Trainers help campers establish a healthy life-long routine of exercise, not just a short burst of activity, with pupils supporting each other through cardio, core, and flexibility exercises, as well as nutritional guidance.
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As a busy student at the University of Kentucky, Nathan Spitz needed a quick and effective workout that he could squeeze into his demanding schedule of classes. That was how he discovered CrossFit—an innovative fitness program that involves an ever-changing tapestry of high-intensity workouts consisting of functional movements. Nathan Spitz became so enamored with the exercise form, he went on to pursue a CrossFit instructor certification. Today, he's a coach at CrossFit Maximus.
With two locations in Lexington, a 9,800-square-foot facility on Palumbo Drive and a new 7,000-square-foot facility at National and North Ashland Avenues, CrossFit Maximus boasts onsite massage centers, a childcare center (not available at the National Avenue location), CrossFit classes, boot camps, kids' fitness courses, and nutrition classes. During sessions, they draw from the gym’s arsenal of functional strength-training equipment, including free weights, medicine balls, and slack lines. Through group training and support, the team strives to create a communal atmosphere where everyone knows your name and a supportive space where everyone refrains from menacingly whispering it in unison.