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.
A former NCAA Division 1 coach and power-lifting champion helms the boot camps at Edge Sports Fitness, which get players into game shape by running them through a gamut of strength and speed training drills in a football-field-inspired indoor facility lined with artificial turf. Professional coaches lead a schedule of workshops designed to decrease 40-yard-dash times, increase vertical lift, and improve the technique of fox trot end-zone dances. Trainees practice fast-paced footwork and running drills while strengthening the legs by leaping with purpose throughout a series of plyometric exercises. Training regimens focus on improving skill sets in athletic competition, with obstacle courses and circuit training specifically designed to build the muscles needed most during games. Post-workout stretching and nutritional guidance, meanwhile, help prevent injuries and french fry grease stains on jerseys.
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.
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.
Students should bring: Water and towel recommended, not required.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with Denise Springer, Owner/instructor
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Eclectic playlists and evolving yoga sequences make each class unique - plus, we're fun.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
We think yoga provides a powerful opportunity to change and improve life, but it's also fun. We approach yoga with a sense of wonder and a sense of humor.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
I've been an active person always; I just feel better, internally and externally, when I'm active. Yoga is the most balanced approach to fitness I've ever experienced. It's not just about the body??it's about the mind, emotions, breath, and outlook.