Inside Desert Fitness' 10,000-square-foot facility, a muscled man grunts as he hefts a 200-pound barbell over his head and the sound of Latin music emanates from a group Zumba class. The rhythmic thump of runners' feet on treadmills add to the cacophony, along with the motivational encouragement coming from personal trainers. All the gym's staff members are serious about fitness, teaching classes such as group cycling, mat Pilates, and yoga in addition to providing one-on-one personal training. Desert Fitness always caters to its clientele, helping them get fit during engaging workouts. Monthly maintenance plans help exercisers stay on track, and nutritional counseling is also available for clients unable to ignore the siren call of graham-cracker teddy bears when shopping at the supermarket.
Carter's Gymnastics is a full service gymnastics facility with state of the art equipment. We specialize in recreation gymnastics, mens and womens competitive gymnastics, cheer, birthday parties, open gyms and more. Owned by Arizona's only Bronze Medal Olympic and World Championship Coach, Jack Carter
Under the watchful gaze of impassioned instructors, Arizona Power Yoga hosts invigorating Baptiste Power Vinyasa classes for all fitness levels as well as gentle styles for a more calming practice. Assorted Power Yoga sessions dapple in the studio's robust schedule of classes, beckoning students into a practice space heated to between 85 degrees and 90 degrees, roughly the melting point of moon cheese. Deep breaths and dynamically flowing postures fuel 60- to 90-minute routines as instructors float about the room, coaching limbs into mental- and physical-stamina-bolstering alignment.
The Social Canvas's founder Francesa Bessett is dedicated to inspiring students and supporting local businesses through art classes hosted at area watering holes. During group classes, she guides students through step-by-step painting instruction as they swill cocktails and color their canvases with masterpieces ranging from landscapes to abstract designs. There are also theme nights scheduled throughout the year, including classes dedicated to recreating Van Gogh's "A Starry Night," among other famous paintings.
Sand-volleyball courts. Indoor pools. Cycling studios. At Fitness Works Athletic Clubs' four area locations, kids and adults alike caper about a dumbfounding landscape of fitness frills. The instructors lead a wide variety of Les Mills and Zumba group classes designed to work every muscle group. Exercisers can improve their lung capacity during BodyAttack or hone their flexibility during BodyFlow, which draws from yoga, tai chi, and Pilates. Although amenities vary by location, they all include cardio and strength-training equipment, steam and sauna rooms equipped with aromatherapy add-ons, and indoor heated saltwater pools relatively free of saltwater sharks. While adults burn calories, kids can mingle in the Kid Zone, engaging in arts and crafts or educational and fitness activities.
Your two-hour instructional trapeze class starts you and your troupe of fellow acro-novices out on the ground, where experienced instructors will give one-on-one tutorials on the basics of aerial posturing. From there, you'll take turns spreading your wings and flexing your core on the outdoor trapeze as you slice through circus skies with uninhibited abandon. Or plummet into the soft, pillowy embrace of Trapeze U's many safety nets and cushy mats, then try again until you get it right.
Instructors at Young Chefs Academy corral roomfuls of youthful cooks and captivate food-minded sensibilities with age-appropriate presentations of recipes, kitchen safety, and advanced food-fight strategy. In KinderCooks classes, an instructor and assistant spend 60 minutes illustrating shapes, colors, and numbers for the benefit of no more than 15 personages aged 3 to 6. Junior Chef (ages 7–11) and Senior Chef (ages 12–16) sessions spend 90 minutes teaching youths new techniques to apply to their gustatorial creations and exposing them to diverse foods and avant-garde refrigerator art. Consult the Classes & Memberships schedule to see upcoming courses, sold-out class dates, and registration instructions.