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Equipment: Century Wavemaster, Century shields and targets, and resistance bands

Students should bring: Towels and water bottles; water is provided

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2010

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Q&A with Walker Hinkle, Director

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

We maintain a revolving curriculum.

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?

Yes, we utilize high-energy, mixed music.

What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?

Energetic, high-quality instruction that develops hand-eye coordination and builds self-esteem and self-confidence.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Our business is family-oriented, and we have a quality staff.

1712 North Nelson Drive
Derby,
KS
US

ACE-certified personal trainer Chad Lee knows that most people need more than encouraging words to keep up with a new fitness regimen. That's why he and his staff consult with their clients to determine each one's reason for taking on private, partner, or small-group training sessions at Premier Fitness. Once they've isolated distinct goals, they customize workouts and dietary advice around the patron's medical history, lifestyle, and adaptation to exercise routines. An ever-present sense of humor buoys their lessons, eliminating boredom and increasing laughter without unsafe tickle fights between bench presses.

Chad specializes in metabolic circuit training for weight management and has championed a Drop a Pant or Dress Size program for a well-rounded attack on surplus pounds. Inside the gym's private facilities, he mixes squats, body-weight maneuvers, and yoga poses into a challenging cocktail of cardio and strength training. The 28-day group camp series also includes nutritional guidance and at-home fitness resources, allowing students to become self-sufficient monitors of their health.

11414 East Central Avenue
Wichita,
KS
US

As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

2020 N Woodlawn St
Wichita,
KS
US

At each of its 12 locations in Kansas, the staff of Genesis Health Club strive to create a one-stop health-and-fitness center for the entire family. Supervised childcare programs entertain kids with arts and crafts, and Muay Thai classes help youngsters improve coordination and strength under the tutelage of a fifth-degree black belt. Adults can head over to yoga, Pilates, cycling, or MMA cardio classes, which are all led by nationally certified instructors. Guests can also take advantage of the rows of cardio and strength-training machines, or work one-on-one with an instructor to learn correct form and the best way to walk on your hands on a moving treadmill.

1551 N Rock Rd
Wichita,
KS
US

Although Shawn Strickland is a certified trainer with a masters of education in exercise science, it didn't take a genius to see the benefits of smaller workout groups. Rather than leading large boot-camp classes where some students can fall behind, mishear instructions, or simply feel isolated, he has designed his boot camps for groups of no more than five at a time. This way, he can afford to guide clients through more intricate training regimens, employing kettle bells, resistance bands, and floor routines while observing the correct form and progress of each individual.

1822 South Longfellow Circle
Wichita,
KS
US

Safira's Center for World Dance inspires a love of foreign cultures through world dance. Its intructors, including director Safira Zeki, teach Middle Eastern, bellydance, Gypsy, and flamenco dance for beginners and advanced students. Classes range from Tribal Fusion Fundamentals that includes basic steps from a variety of styles including Turkish and Jazz and Dancers with Experience, which incorporates props including finger cymbals, canes, swords, and veils.

2919 E Kellogg Dr
Wichita,
KS
US