Certified Zumba instructor and passionate professional dancer, Elizabeth Mooney, guides students of all shapes and sizes on the path toward health and wellness. A medley of upbeat, Latin tunes infuse the Zumba studio with electric energy as Elizabeth takes up to 50 classmates through a series of easy-to-follow dance steps. Calories and inhibitions are shed as clients hone lower-body strength and moves that make wedding crashing seem like a welcomed practice. Classes are currently available three days per week (Mondays and Thursdays at 5 p.m., and Fridays at 11 a.m.).
Retro Fitness, named one of Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises in 2011, unfurls with 13,000 square feet of vintage-styled workout space that leads visitors to physical peaks in a sunny setting marked by red and yellow fitness equipment and an encouraging team of goal-oriented personal trainers. The capacious gym's sound system blasts energetic jams from the '80s and beyond as exercisers hoist weights or watch TV shows on the 17-inch screens affixed to every cardio machine. Classic flicks such as Grease and Ferris Bueller's Day Off claim screen space in the cardio theater, where guests manufacture sweat by pedaling, jogging, and rewinding hundreds of VHS tapes. Checkerboard pathways venture toward the Retro Blends juice bar with baristas who blend made-to-order fruit smoothies using whey protein and yogurt.