Jenni Anderson, the owner of Red-Yoga, has assembled a staff made up of instructors who have each trained under different teachers, giving students a buffet of yoga styles to choose from. During class, temperatures soar to 102 degrees, making muscles more flexible for deeper, safer stretches and causing pores to eject toxins in the same way DVD players instinctively eject Michael Bay movies.
The “move” in Move Fitness’s name might be a shimmy, a salsa step, or a spin—instructors at this studio only teach Zumba. This latin-dance-inspired cardio workout is set to a high-energy mix of international tunes, so it often feels more like a party at the club than a workout. The calorie-torching classes convene five days a week in Eagle and Meridian.
At Zuma Massage, owner and founder Russell Walgamott forges Eastern and Western massage techniques into completely customizable treatments. The licensed massage therapist, versed in Swedish massage, anatomy and physiology, and Chinese tui na massage, offers soothing sessions in 60-, 90-, and 120-minute increments. Clients can choose between tailor-made custom strokes designed to alleviate their specific maladies or a stress-reducing hot-stone massage. No matter the treatment, Russell confidently backs his services with a 100% guarantee. If a client is not completely satisfied, he'll try again with a complimentary massage or give them a free puppy. Satisfied clients, meanwhile, can enroll in Zuma’s contract- and fee-free membership program, which provides discounts on future services and gift cards.
While students certainly build muscles at Little Feet Taekwondo, the martial-arts instructors focus more on strengthening each person's self-confidence. They work with all levels?white belts to black belts?to develop mental discipline, physical coordination, and defensive ability. Little Feet Taekwondo's instructors train students as young as 3, and family classes accommodate ages 10 and up, including adults. That way, kids and their parents can break boards and come up with their superhero catch phrases side by side.
Personal training sessions guide the healthy lifestyle principles upheld by Ultimate Fitness. Trainers customize workouts while providing personalized nutrition and diet guidance to help clients continue the work at home, and provide body-fat testing to track clients? progress. For those who work better with peer support, the gym's Buddy sessions allow clients to team up with a friend during trainer-led workouts. The gym also offers group boot-camp classes that focus on strength and conditioning.
At CrossFit E3, the team of eight certified trainers ensures participants receive individualized attention during each intense workout, which features ever-changing exercises. Intensity is the key word—they demand 100% and inspire their charges to give their all while pulling themselves up incline ladders, shimmying up ropes, and holding barbells overhead one handed. Classes are available seven days a week and include levels for beginners, seasoned CrossFitters, and kids aged 10 to 17.