As the name suggests, the trainers at every BODY believe people of all ages and fitness levels can live longer and healthier lives by exercising. They’ve put together a lineup of classes that target specific areas of the body, such as Belly Be Gone and Booty Boot Camp, as well as age-specific classes that pair clients with appropriate workouts and nutrition education. The Discussion Group class fosters a community where students facing similar issues find the support and motivation necessary to face their most daunting fitness challenges and bathroom-scale poltergeists.
The lotus flower seems to do the impossible?it rises from the mud and murk to bloom into something beautiful. The owner of Little Lotus, Heather Cutlip, encourages her clients to assume the same mindset as that flower, keeping themselves firmly grounded while reaching toward their wellness goals.
As a licensed massage therapist and certified reiki practitioner, Heather offers bodywork services that help alleviate pain and induce relaxation, including Swedish, shiatsu, and reflexology massages. She also leads wellness workshops that cover a variety of topics, from meditation and essential oils to baby massage, which can help infants get rid of their gas, colic, and desire to constantly hang out with you.
Equipment: Rogue Fitness, kettle bells, squat rack, free weights, resistance bands
Students should bring: Towel
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
What's up?: No memberships, just personalized training
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: The workouts are easily modifiable for any fitness level so don't be afraid of falling behind.
Theresa Taylor—the eponymous instructor behind T Taylor Fitness—believes that fitness and fun go hand in enthusiastically fist-pumping hand. Clad in bright leggings or the occasional tutu, she leads upbeat Zumba dance parties designed to sculpt strong arms and toned stomachs. Whether teaching the original workout’s lively Latin-inspired steps or encouraging older participants during Zumba Gold sessions, Theresa cultivates a lively, supportive environment for students of all fitness levels.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Free of parabens, dyes, and other chemicals, Pure SKN's cosmetics and skincare products are as unadulterated as fresh snowfall. That's because the company's line of blushes, lipsticks, eye shadows, and moisturizers are made exclusively from natural ingredients, such as red rooibos tea from South Africa and crushed minerals imported from Germany (though the products are actually manufactured in Michigan).
The organic nature of the products has been appealing; the line is available at retailers throughout the Midwest, and it has attracted customers to the company's services, which range from spray tanning to makeup and eyelash-extension applications. For aspiring models and people who want to produce illegal stamps with their faces on them, there's even a headshot package that includes makeup and hairstyling.