Colleen’s Studio of Dance Arts develops rhythmic movements in students of all ability levels with a full suite of weekly dance lessons. Throughout the month, skillful instructors unmask the trade secrets of multifarious moves and grooves, from the classic trifecta of ballet, tap, and jazz to mid-postmodern hip hop, musical theater, and cheer dance. With gatherings of 15 or fewer dancers per lesson, each student is ensured individualized attention and the chance to perfect postures, commingle with fleet-footed peers, and transform every now and then into a swan. Liberated from the obligation of registration fees, prospective lords and ladies of the dance can freely peruse the online schedule for upcoming classes.
Snap Fitness enables muscle farmers to exercise efficiently with top-of-the-line cardio and strength training equipment, providing exercisers with a refreshing change of pace from meat-market gyms and tough elementary schoolyards. Members can also take advantage of tanning beds to bronze biceps and the Cardio TV theater, which distracts stationary runners and cyclers with moving pictures. Though 24-hour access keys are not included in today's Groupon, members can purchase them for an extra $30 to arrive at Snap super late and pretend to workout in an Edward Hopper painting, or pound the treadmill at four in the morning and get pumped to host a morning shock-jock radio show.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues that tell participants it's time to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can. Between each weight machine, ladies pause at recovery stations to keep hearts pumping as exercisers walk, run, or jog in place. With each workout warrior exercising at a different station, the only competition that exists is with one's own burgeoning muscles.
Revolution Fitness Systems tailors workout regimens to the needs of the individual client, creating a customized program based on a strategy session. Before diving into workout routines, clients meet with coaches to review workout and injury history, evaluate flexibility and range of motion, and receive a free body diagnostic. The facility features a team of fitness coaches that heads personal-training sessions and two types of boot-camp sessions. One, a strength-based workout, focuses on building muscle, whereas the other, a circuit training workout, focuses on conditioning.
This studio is called Yoga& for a reason. Yes, there are yoga classes (including hot yoga), but students can also participate in stress-relieving Pilates or high-intensity boxing fusion classes. Yoga classes challenge balance and flexibility while decompressing spines, and Pilates also tests the limits of flexibility, but focuses on developing strong cores. At boxing fusion, though, martial arts moves boost cardio endurance and strength, and, paired with stretching exercises, provide similar flexibility benefits.