Kerri Almaas, CrossFit BB's trainer, likes to stay active?not only is she certified in CrossFit Level 1, kettlebells, and Olympic lifting, but she also loves to camp, cook, snowboard, and play around with her two dogs. At CrossFit BB, she designs a new Workout of the Day, or WOD, each day, designed around CrossFit?s tenets of functional, varied fitness. Though the exercises rotate constantly, they often feature moves such as weightlifting, running, rowing, kettlebell exercises, calisthenics, and plyometrics.
At Venture Personal Training, the staff believes that the human body is capable of anything—it’s the mind that gets in the way of success. To overcome this roadblock, Venture supports and encourages clients as they work through personal-training regimens. Personalized plans can pursue a number of goals, such as increasing strength and muscle tone, boosting speed, and reconciling with estranged bike shorts.
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.
Although the certified trainers at Bold Bootcamp push exercisers to achieve their fitness goals, they also maintain a positive, no-pressure environment that allows for plenty of fun. Sweating side-by-side with their peers, guests can shed inches, build muscle, and ask each other "Which way to the beach?" during intense yet rewarding group boot-camp classes. For one-on-one attention, the trainers also perform physical assessments that gauge the client's fitness level and influence personalized exercise regimens. Clients can see proof of tangible results with before-and-after photos that are included with each assessment.
Working out turns into a dance party at Holly Hills Zumba, where people burn calories and fat the best way—by dancing. But not to worry, Zumba's fun, easy-to-follow dance moves are easy to master, and it's more about having fun than anything else, as the rhythms are set to high-energy Latin, and international beats. Along with Zumba, the studio offers workouts led by a personal trainer for another fat-burning option.
With two locations, long hours, and a bounty of equipment, Emerald City Athletic Club helps its members get in shape, whatever their workout of choice. Gym floors lined with regiments of Precor and Nautilus machines let members work every muscle in their bodies, and the class studios' high-tech sound systems energize Zumba, salsa dancing, and kickboxing sessions and keep stationary cycles from tearing around the room in loneliness each night. Free weights and intricate weight machines hold down the floor of a spacious weight room, where muscle sculptors work up a sweat before winding down in a dry sauna, Turkish steam bath, and hot tub. At the Everett location, an Olympic-style pool, a basketball court, and racquetball and handball courts offer even more variety.