Anytime Fitness lives up to its name by giving clients 24/7 access to exercise machines, weights, and tanning facilities. The fitness center even feature private bathrooms and around-the-clock security monitoring. A personal-training session for every new member helps clients put their best foot forward as they start exercise regimens.
CrossFit is a high-intensity, results-driven fitness program that helps people burn off an inactive lifestyle. The dedicated trainers at Edmond CrossFit provide new and challenging workouts with sessions adapted to fit every fitness level, including the elusive Donkey Kong kill screen level. The workouts, which take place in a fully-equipped gym, consist of functional movements such as pushing, pulling, squatting, sneezing, lifting, and running. Call ahead for scheduling information and to make reservations.
Qualified in nearly every aspect of scuba, from open-water diving to nighttime excursions, the instructors at Frank’s Underwater Sports & Travel guide diving tyros through the basics of underwater respiration in a two-hour introductory course. After running through scuba basics and safety measures in a classroom setting, the groups of up to 10 students migrate to a pool for hands-on practice. Once submerged, tenderflippers experience the thrill of bubbles erupting from the respirator as they breathe underwater. Frank’s instructors include recipients of the Platinum Pro 5000 award, an honor only bestowed to divers who’ve completed either 5,000 total dives or 2,500 dives and a significant contribution to the scuba-diving world, such as hand-painting each individual coral in the Great Barrier Reef.
At Nothing but Class, seasoned instructors lead fitness-goers and dance enthusiasts alike during energy-packed group classes and hip-hop parties. A full schedule of 45- to 60-minute group sessions inspires coordinated calorie torching and synchronized sweating, with 5–10 students in each. Participants slide into traditional routines such as yoga and Pilates, or join a combination class such as Barre None, which increases stamina through a fast series of modified ballet moves centered around a folding chair and mat. The Booty Camp class tones each participant's derrière and the Pole Aerobics class employs a vertical pole and swinging moves to strengthen the body without dancing or cage-fighting.
Photo Card Café' presents an array of customizable templates that customers can amend and adorn with up to four uploaded photographs, resulting in bundles of cards for holiday greetings, special announcements, invitations, or thank-yous. Purple floral ornate wedding invitations ($1.16 for each 4"x6" card-stock print) set nicely against black and white, color, or sepia images of the soon-to-be newlyweds, and come accompanied by matching save-the-date cards ($0.89 for each 4"x6" photo-paper print), thank-you notes ($1.25 for each 5 1/4"x4" folded card), and animatronic carrier pigeons. Pictures of future astronauts find a fit with the rocket party invitations ($1.10 for each 5"x7" photo-paper print). Instead of replacing all condiments with eggnog, lend your fridge some holiday cheer the easy way with the 4"x6" magnetized Christmas cards ($2.15 each), which are festooned with nuzzling reindeer or bedazzling ornaments.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.