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
Certified trainer Chris Miller's background makes him an ideal fitness mentor. He wasn't always in shape, and like many people, he disliked the way he looked as a teenager. So, he started lifting weights and working out, transforming his body and his entire outlook on life. He found that he had more energy, enthusiasm, and optimism—things he wanted to share with others. Chris became a personal trainer, earned a slew of certifications, and eventually opened Maximum Fitness in 1995.
Along with his team, Chris works with everyone from MMA fighters to sports teams to exercisers young and old. Each person's path to fitness starts with an initial consultation, during which trainers and clients decide on a custom fitness program that matches their goals. These might include exercise plans for specific sports, post-rehab training, or general workouts that blend strength conditioning and fat-burning cardio.
Maximum Fitness's 3,030-square-foot facility hosts these customized training sessions. To accommodate all workouts, the space boasts cardio machines, kettlebells, free weights, and enough consistent gravity to go around. It's also the location for group fitness classes such as boot camp and MMA conditioning.
At the Columbia Association, visitors find not only a place to work out, swim, or enjoy the great outdoors, but a place to connect with the local community and get to know their neighbors. Families take in live music by the lakefront during summer festivals, or glide across the ice at the public rink. Meanwhile, aspiring athletes build muscle, flexibility, and form with practice at indoor and outdoor tennis courts, or regular trips to the high-tech Columbia Gym. Columbia Association also helps its members maintain a healthy lifestyle with a wide variety of facilities, including nearby golf courses, 23 swimming pools, and even an attached horse center, where humans can learn to ride and horses can get in shape for swimsuit season.
Fitness Fusion’s certified trainers employ an ultramodern arsenal of fitness equipment to shape soft physiques, improve flexibility, and enhance vitality during custom personal-training sessions. To actively avoid monotonous workout routines, such as bench-pressing encyclopedias, fitness experts work one on one with visitors to forge a creative and challenging regimen that’s tailored to their individual needs and corporeal cues. Each one-hour personal-training session includes 30 minutes of intense, sweat-manufacturing exercise, followed by an additional 30 minutes of supervised cardiovascular training. Clients shed excess pounds comfortably in Fitness Fusion’s private studio, stocked with free weights, benches, and cardio tackle outfitted with built-in TVs, iPod plug-ins, and holographic visions of their future svelte selves.
PA DanceSport provides expert toe-twiddling instruction in both Latin and ballroom dance with two open dance sessions every week held inside their 3,000-square-foot floating maple ballroom. During private lessons, trained instructors—two of whom have competition experience—help prancing participants make first wedding dances more memorable, and first cup of coffee congas less conspicuous. Group lessons tackle a range of styles from traditional quickstep and swing, to fast-paced salsa and Zumba, eradicating the self-conscious sidestep from rumba repertoires. Check the class schedule for more information.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.