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.
At Your Time Fitness, members pump iron and fortify their heart 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a key card that grants access any time. Cardio-training equipment, such as treadmills, bikes, and ellipticals, lets clients sweat without the hassle of hiring a personal interrogator, whereas strength-training equipment, such as free weights, adjustable benches, and squat racks, boosts muscular prowess. To take the mathematical calculations out of muscle toning, the gyms’ full Cybex resistance-machine circuit targets every muscle group without a thought, letting patrons go from one to the next for an easy, no-nonsense workout.
Bodily makeovers go even further with a session from Your Time’s team of certified personal trainers. Fitness pro Jesper Anderson stepped into the spotlight when he trained a contestant in season 3 of The Biggest Loser; the contestant lost 118 pounds and went on to become a runner-up in the competition.
If you feel uncomfortable or unsure in a typical gym environment, this is YOUR place. At Wellness Evolution, our practitioners all work together to ensure that you see results in a fun, positive environment! The privacy of our studio gives you the opportunity to learn and ask questions about your health and fitness program
Since being in shape should be something everyone should have access to—not a luxury—Fitness 19 was founded by industry veterans striving to create a gym that was accessible, affordable, and family-friendly. The result was a facility lined wall-to-wall with brand new cardio machines and free weights. There are even elliptical cross-trainers with heart-rate monitoring to prevent use by vampires. On-site, visitors can take advantage of the kids' room for child care while they're working out, as well as personal trainers, who help motivate and tailor workouts to each client.
Little did Tamika Quinn know that 13 years of planning birthday extravaganzas for her girls would develop into a passion that would inspire her to start her own business. Today, she runs Pink Carpet Glam Girl, a business that aims to instill confidence in girls during party packages with themes that range from spa treatments to high tea. Parents relax and enjoy the show as Tamika’s staff provides entertainment and food and adds an element of positivity to each girl’s big day.
The Quilting Bee delights needle workers of all abilities with an assortment of stitch-ameliorating merchandise and a variety of classes. Expert instructors schedule the individualized 2.5-hour table-runner class around students’ busy timetables, allowing seam assemblers to craft a 16”x40” table runner for bare-midriffed buffets in between meetings, family outings, or sustainable needle harvesting. No previous sewing or thimble-modeling experience is necessary to attend the table-runner class thanks to adroit thread tutors who answer any questions and guide pupils through the perils of needle-based fabric taming. Since The Quilting Bee provides a pre-cut fabric kit to all class takers and lends sewing machines to those who don’t have their own, students can leave their spinning jennies and gold-plated bobbins at home.
Briana Ward didn't find relief for her back pain until she took a yoga class while in Hawaii. The combination of healing poses and tropical heat made her discomfort melt away, but it didn't stop there; it also inspired her to deepen her knowledge of hot yoga. After educational trips to Bali and training with expert instructors all over America, Briana decided to pursue her dream of owning a yoga studio and sharing yoga with as many people as possible.
Today, inside their large, wood-floored studio, Briana and her team of certified instructors lead students of all levels through a variety of balmy classes. Her signature instruction takes place with the heat turned up: temperatures hit about 100 degrees in the morning and 105 in the evening, helping loosen stiff muscles and allowing students to sink deeper into the postures. Guests not yet ready for life beneath the broiler can warm up during cooler classes, where temperatures top out around 80-85 degrees.