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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes for New Students at Dharma Studio ($155 Value)

Dharma Studio

Northeast Coconut Grove

$155 $39

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Down-to-earth instructors lead students of all levels through an eclectic selection of yoga classes

One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga and Pilates Mat Classes at Flow Pilates and Yoga Center (Up to 60% Off)

Flow Pilates and Yoga Center

Tampa

$120 $49

Eight types of yoga classes, including options for beginners and expectant mothers; three levels of hot yoga

5, 10, or Month Unlimited Beach Yoga Classes, or Standup Paddleboard Yoga at Beach Yoga Pinellas (Up To 54% Off)

Beach Yoga Pinellas

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Stress melts and muscles strengthen during beachside routines that incorporate Iyengar poses, paddleboard yoga, and Ashtanga sequences

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Kickboxing Miami-Dade (Up to 87% Off)

Kickboxing Miami-Dade

Multiple Locations

$90 $14

High-impact, energizing boot-camp classes help students burn fat and build muscle with cardio and strength-training exercises

5 or 10 Drop-In Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Halfmoon Yoga (Up to 52% Off) 

Halfmoon Yoga

Tallahassee

$60 $32

Yoga practitioner for 42 years leads small groups through a variety of different classes, including Vinyasa and core-intensive sessions

10 Mommycise Fitness or Yoga Classes or One Unlimited Month at Mommycise Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Mommycise Fitness

Multiple Locations

$200 $59

Fitness classes meant for moms incorporate mother-child bonding into the workout

30 Days of Yoga and Cardio Boxing from Fresh Body Health & Wellness (66% Off)

Fresh Body Health & Wellness

Port St. Lucie

$35 $12

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$19 for $75 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Yong-In Tiger Tae Kwon Do

Yong-in Tiger Tae Kwon Do

Pembroke Pines

$75 $19

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12 Introductory CrossFit Classes from CrossFit Hurt (70% Off)

Crossfit Hurt

Cape Coral

$170 $51

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Two or Six Months of Introductory Aikido Classes at Aikido of South Florida (Up to 58% Off)

Aikido of South Florida

Hollywood

$260 $108

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Award-winning sensei guides students through the graceful throws & evasive techniques of aikido, maximizing self-defense with minimal force

Pole Classes or Party at Lingerie Company Romance and Dance Studio (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Lingerie Company Romance and Dance Studio

Gainesville

$25 $12

Students learn the basics of pole fitness under the watchful eye of seasoned instructors, or enjoy a private party with their own instructor

Up to Six Aikido Classes or One Month of Unlimited Aikido Classes at Aikido Miramar (Up to 70% Off)

Aikido Miramar

Aikido Miramar

$30 $9

Instructors teach the Japanese martial arts, instilling students with the ability to defend against and overcome larger attackers

5 or 10 Heated and Non-Heated Classes at Yoga 4 Life in Coral Springs (Up to 59% Off)

Yoga 4 Life

Coral Springs

$70 $29

As yoga loosens taut muscles, students move through a series of poses to stretch tendons and strengthen cores

10 or 15 Beginner CrossFit Classes at Cross Fit Manta Ray (Up to 88% Off)

Cross Fit Manta Ray

Clearwater

$200 $25

Coaches teach CrossFit's system of intense functional exercises to prep students of all fitness levels for physical activities

Pole Principles Class, 10 or 20 Class Credits, or Pole-Dancing Party at Lush Pole Fitness (Up to 81% Off)

Lush Pole Fitness

Brandon

$26 $10

Women of all ages and sizes strengthen their cores during pole-fitness classes; up to 15 guests learn to dance together at parties

5 or 10 Classes at Studio 321 Fitness & Dance (50% Off)

Studio 321 Fitness & Dance

Palm Bay

$30 $15

Zumba, Cardio Belly Dance, Shake and Sculpt, and Pilates classes at a 4,500 sq. ft., air-conditioned facility with experienced instructors

5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Haute Yoga (Up to 53% Off)

Haute Yoga

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

Challenging and restorative yoga practiced in a studio heated to 90 degrees

Three- or Six-Month Gym Membership at Athletic Factor Gym & Fitness Center (Up to 72% Off)

Athletic Factor Gym & Fitness Center

The Athletic Factor Gym & Fitness Center

$112 $31

20,000 square-foot facility features cardio machines, free weights, fun group fitness classes, and complementary personal-training session

$17 for $30 Worth of Services at Body Fitness

Body Fusion, Inc

Spring Hill

$30 $17

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One- or Three-Month Gym Membership at Total Body Conditioning Fitness Center (Up to 58% Off)

Total Body Conditioning Fitness Center

Fountainview Estates

$59.99 $25

24-hour gym access with optional classes such as boot camp, yoga, and Zumba

10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes at Southeast Kickboxing Florida (Up to 81% Off)

Southeast Kickboxing Florida

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

Students torch calories and learn self-defense skills in high-impact kickboxing classes

5 or 10 Fitness and Dance Classes at SoBe Pole Dance Studio (Up to 54% Off)

SoBe Pole Dance Studio

Miami Beach

$100 $49

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A wide range of classes helps students get fit and learn a variety of skills, from sultry dancing to increasing flexibility

One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes with Eye Pillow at Namaste Flow Yoga (Up to 53% Off)

Namaste Flow Yoga

Lehigh Acres

$55 $27

Students can sample a variety of yoga classes, from calorie-burning cardio workouts to calming, meditative sessions

Martial Arts Classes at Empower Wellness and Martial Arts (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Empower Wellness and Martial Arts

Deltona

$90 $45

Kids and adults learn discipline and self-defense fundamentals and increase agility through tae kwon do, a Korean martial art

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Plantation (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Plantation

Plantation

$90 $15

Instructors blend boxing techniques and swift kicks into fitness kickboxing classes that help burn calories and tone bodies

Five or Ten Martial Arts Classes at Kickboxing Sunrise (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Sunrise

Sunrise

$90 $15

Students build discipline, mental focus, and self-confidence during martial arts classes taught in a supportive and inclusive environment

5 or 10 Martial-Arts Classes at Kickboxing Boca Raton (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Boca Raton

Boca Raton

$90 $15

Students build self-defense skills, confidence, and mental and physical strength in martial-arts classes

Four Weeks of Women's Boot Camp for One or Two at Superlady Fitness Boot Camp (Up to 75% Off)

Superlady Fitness Boot Camp

Clearwater

$195 $59

Personal trainers lead fun, motivating boot camps for women of all ages and fitness levels

Six, 12, or 18 Outdoor Boot Camp Classes at Davina's Fitcamp (Up to 56% Off)

Davina's Fitcamp

Melbourne

$60 $29

Using dozens of simple objects and nature's own gravity, trainers push students through high intensity interval training

One- or Two Month Bootcamp RX or 12-Week Bootcamp Challenge Program at Ed's Boot Camp (Up to 72% Off)

Ed's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Boot camp classes combine speed and agility exercises to work out core muscles, glutes, thighs, and arms

10 Yoga Classes from Therapeutic Movement with Saundra (65% Off)

Therapeutic Movement With Saundra

Palm Coast

$120 $42

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5 or 10 Suspension Yoga, Traditional Yoga, Barre, or Spin Classes at Anuttara Yoga Shala (Up to 62% Off)

Anuttara Yoga Shala

Deerfield Beach

$85 $35

Strength and balance is gained through the use of ballet barres, yoga hammocks, and exercise bikes

Boot Camp or Five Personal TRX Training Sessions at Eaton Elite LLC (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Eaton Elite LLC

Located Inside of Fitness Works 24/7

$90 $45

Trainers lead patrons in high-intensity boot-camp sessions blending cardio, strength, and core training; TRX sessions use resistance bands

One or Two Months of Hip-Hop Classes at East Coast Flames All Stars (Up to 52% Off)

East Coast Flames All Stars

Boynton Beach

$50 $25

Instructors lead students in easy-to-follow hip-hop moves at a family-oriented gym that's home to competitive cheerleading teams

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Tailored Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

Tailored Fitness

Lauderhill

$200 $35

40-minute boot camps feature calisthenics, plyometrics, & medicine ball exercises with training circuits that cater to clients of all levels

$90 for $199 Groupon — Lean Body Solutions LLC

Lean Body Solution

Park Of Commerce

$199 $90

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Five Yoga Classes, 30-Day Unlimited Membership, or Ayurveda Consultation at SoniYoga (Up to 69% Off)

SoniYoga

Fort Myers

$80 $25

This yoga studio is helmed by a native Fijian and yoga enthusiast who offers Hatha classes plus ayurvedic counseling, products, and massage

10 or 20 Gentle Yoga or Fitness Classes at Dance Express Productions (Up to 63% Off)

Dance Express Productions

Daytona/Ormond Area

$100 $39

Cardio Sculpt & Boxing, Gentle Yoga Flow, and Yoga and Mat Pilates Fusion comprise some of the classes taught by NETA-certified instructors

5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes at Xtend Barre Delray Beach (Up to 56% Off)

Xtend Barre Delray Beach

Delray Beach

$95 $45

Dance and Pilates techniques are combined in a 55-minute workout that creates a long, lean physique without bulk

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Homestead (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Homestead

Homestead

$90 $15

Using boxing techniques and kicks, kickboxing fitness classes help students burn calories and build muscle

$75 for $300 Worth of Personal Training — dianasfitness

Diana's Fitness

Tamarac

$300 $75

Diana Ramirez, a certified fitness trainer, conducts 12 50-minute, one-on-one training sessions for women

Two, Four, or Six Aerial, Fitness, or Acrobatic Classes at Antigravity NTF (Up to 70% Off)

Antigravity NTF

Kissimmee

$65 $20

Variety of aerial classes such as silk and hoop, extreme acrobatic tumbling sessions on a trampoline or bungee, and aerial-based fitness

Five or Ten Classes at Bikram Yoga North Miami (Up to 75% Off)

Bikram Yoga North Miami

Sans Souci Estates

$100 $25

Balmy atmosphere and 26 dynamic poses help students safely stretch muscles and sweat out toxins.

$55 for Two-Month Gym Membership with Cross Training Classes at Palm Harbor Wellness Center ($283 Value)

Palm Harbor Wellness Center

Palm Harbor Wellness Center

$283 $55

At the wellness center, members tone their physiques with gym equipment, Cross Training classes, and a personal training session

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit DOA (65% Off)

Crossfit Doa

Commerce Park at Wellington

$150 $53

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5 or 10 Krav Maga or Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center (Up to 81% Off)

Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Ocala

$100 $19

Krav maga and cardio-kickboxing classes grant students defensive skills and a thorough workout

$70 for $185 Worth of Martial Arts — Southern Tiger Martial Arts

Southern Tiger Martial Arts

Orange Park

$185 $70

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Beach Yoga Class at Barefoot Yoga Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Barefoot yoga studio

The Bluffs

$90 $45

Hatha and flow yoga classes take place in-studio or on the sandy shores of Marcinski Beach

$15 for $28 Worth of Zumba Classes at Zumba with Aly at Studio RPM

Zumba with Aly at Studio RPM

Sanford

$28 $15

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One Month of Unlimited Zumba Classes for One or Two at FKA Martial Arts (Up to 73% Off)

FKA Martial Arts

Margate

$90 $25

Students torch calories as they move to upbeat dance tunes in energizing Zumba classes

5 or 10 Hot-Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Hot-Yoga Classes at Hot Salutations (Up to 67% Off)

Hot Salutations

Coconut Creek

$75 $33

Instructors tailor Vinyasa-style pose progressions to students of all abilities, who build strength in a heated room with 50%–60% humidity

Three or Six Training Sessions with a Professional Boxer or Wellness Program at Fit Nation (Up to 69% Off)

Fit Nation

Pensacola

$120 $45

Champion boxer Derrick Gainer whittles waists during personal-training sessions; wellness program with training sessions and 12 meals

1 or 2 Months of Fitness Classes or 3 Weeks of Racquetball or Tennis at The Bath & Racquet Fitness Club (Up to 79% Off)

The Bath & Racquet Fitness Club

Sarasota

$45 $8

Along with tennis and racquetball, fitness instructors teach yoga, martial arts, indoor cycling, and TRX classes

One or Two Months of Kids' Karate Lessons and Optional Uniform at Kickin' It Karate (Up to 57% Off)

Kickin' It Karate

Bradenton

$75 $35

One or two months of unlimited lessons teach kids martial arts skills under the supervision of a lifelong martial artist

Two Weeks or One Month of Kickboxing Classes with Gloves at American MMA (Up to 84% Off)

American MMA

Pinellas Park

$110 $19

Kickboxing teaches students full combat strikes using punches and kicks over a two-week or one-month period

Five or Ten Zumba Classes at Forever Fitness Studio (Up to 50% Off)

Forever Fitness Studio

Palm Beach Gardens

$60 $30

Students burn up to 1,000 calories in an energetic dance class with easy-to-follow moves set to Latin music

12 Fit Camp Sessions, 3 Personal Training Sessions, or 6 Group Fitness Sessions at 786 Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

786 Fitness

Coral Gables

$60 $24

Trainers guide clients on the path to fitness with boot-camp sessions, semiprivate group classes, or one-on-one sessions

One or Three Months of Cross Training Classes at Elite Sport Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

Elite Sport Fitness

Doral

$100 $29

Instructors push students to break through personal fitness goals with program built on conditioning, functional movement, and gymnastics

One or Two Months of Yoga and Pilates Classes at Energia Wellness Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Energia Wellness Studio

Wesley Chapel

$110 $55

Various centering yoga classes are offered, including hatha, warm, and gentle courses, along with muscle-toning Pilates classes

10 Zumba or Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Dance2Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

Dance2Fitness

Bonita Springs

$50 $27

Students sweat their way through high-energy Zumba classes and calming yoga sessions in a friendly studio atmosphere

10 Classes or Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids or Adults at Victory Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Victory Martial Arts FL

Multiple Locations

$270 $29

Founded by a five-time Taekwondo world champion, the martial arts school hosts classes for kids and adults, in styles from MMA to Krav Maga

One or Two Months of Unloaded CrossFit Classes at CrossFit North Miami Beach (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach

$150 $39

Unloaded CrossFit program sheds pounds, increases strength, and improves physiques using functional movements and bodyweight resistance

One Month of Boot camp for One or Two at Overall Training (Up to 68% Off)

Overall Training at Fitness Experts

Altamonte Springs

$100 $49

Boot camp sessions push bodies into toned, muscular shapes with high-intensity workouts, interval strength training and endurance exercises

10, 20, or 50 Yoga Classes at Inner G Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Inner G Yoga

Oakland Park

$140 $29

Tranquil, candle-lit yoga practice where instructors lead classes in vinyasa-style and hot yoga

ReggaeFit and ReggaeFit in Heels Classes at ReggaeFit (Up to 62% Off). Five Options Available.

ReggaeFit, Inc.

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Participants shake along to reggae and soca during lively workout integrating Caribbean dance moves with high energy aerobics

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at BE #1 (Up to 51% Off)

BE #1

Ormond Beach

$50 $25

Professional bikini model leads students through exercise routines designed to slim physiques and tone muscles

Two, Four, or Six 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Fit2Liv (Up to 86% Off)

Fit2Liv

Hallandale Beach

$150 $29

A dedicated personal trainer guides clients through workouts tailored to their fitness goals

10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes at Powerumba (Up to 57% Off)

Powerumba

North Miami

$125 $59.99

Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through challenging dance fitness, yoga, boot camp, and cycling classes

$69 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Armor CrossFit ($169 Value)

Armor CrossFit

Ocoee

$169 $69

In a positive, upbeat environment, coaches teach a system of intense functional exercises that prep charges for all physical activities

One or Three Months of Small-Group Personal Training at Meridian Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Meridian Fitness

Ponte Vedra Beach

$300 $90

Trainers lead small groups of clients in exercises that help them safely and effectively build and tone muscles

Six-Week Martial-Arts School Membership for One or Two with Uniforms at Dunedin TaeKwonDo Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Dunedin TaeKwonDo Academy

Dunedin

$119 $39

Seasoned instructors trained in taekwon-do and Brazilian jiu-jitsu teach classes to both adults and children

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at ATA Mass Defense Martial Arts (75% Off)

Ata Mass Defense Martial Arts

Saint Cloud

$400 $100

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6, 8 or 12 Personal-Training Sessions at The Zoo Health Club (Up to 70% Off)

The Zoo Health Club

Lake Worth

$270 $89

Trainer experienced with all abilities and ages tailors one-on-one sessions to each individual's goals

Five Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Senshi Do Kai Mixed Martial Arts (39% Off)

Senshi Do Kai Mixed Martial Arts

Plant City

$28 $17

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Core Yoga Orlando (Up to 67% Off)

Core Yoga Orlando

Winter Garden

$120 $42

Students strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and detoxify bodies during yoga classes in spacious spa-like studio

CrossFit Intro Course with Two or Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Hardcore (Up to 83% Off)

CrossFit HardCore North

Royal Palm Beach

$278 $49

Rowing, running, gymnastics, and Olympic weightlifting drills propel exercisers toward fitness goals during motivating workouts

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Chain of Lakes CrossFit (Up to 78% Off)

Chain of Lakes CrossFit

Downtown Winter Haven

$135 $36

Trained instructors keep students motivated in boot camp classes that feature a different workout each day

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From Pilates, yoga, and cycling classes to facials, body wraps, and massages, Changes in Motion?s repertoire of life-affirming services helps clients achieve health and beauty from the inside out. Students can enroll in small-group classes or one-on-one sessions with one of three licensed Pilates instructors?former dancer Effie, Power Pilates expert Emmy, or Pilates veteran Wendy. The trio rounds up Reformer machines, springboards, and a TRX suspension system to help novices and seasoned students alike strengthen and tone their cores. The studio also boasts a full class schedule packed with non-Pilates sessions, such as spinning, cross training, and yoga.

After clients work up a sweat, they can head to the spa for a 60-minute cooldown session with a licensed massage therapist, who customizes deep-tissue, Swedish, and Thai stretch techniques to individual concerns. Across the hall, licensed aestheticians use ?minence, B&G, and WoodSprite organic skincare products during facials and body wraps, hydrating skin and restoring a look of youth. Meanwhile, two noninvasive systems?the TriActive laser and electrical-stimulation machine?blend technologies to boost circulation, smooth cellulite, and tighten skin without the hassle of squeezing into a straitjacket made entirely of band-aids.

9823 Tapestry Park Cir
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami,
FL
US

Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson?s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.

Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010?2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.

4900 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa,
FL
US

Co-owners Cindy Mastry and Jen Lowery forged the studio's varied yoga curriculum by alloying their extensive training histories. Cindy set off toward inner peace in the 1960s, holding poses alongside her grandmother. Combining her early experiences in yoga with years of dance and fitness training, she opened a home yoga practice and joined the Exalted Warrior Foundation to bring yogic healing to injured military personnel. Jen Lowery studied under several yoga masters to perfect her technique. She deepened her practice by completing an 800-hour Yoga Traditions Philosophy course, led by lauded expert Georg Feuerstein, in a single day.

Despite their rigorous training, Cindy and Jen tend to emphasize the relaxing, fun aspects of yoga through classes in Vinyasa flow, stretching, and partner work. Their own 200-hour course for aspiring yoga teachers imparts the values of 8 Limb Vinyasa flow, covering anatomy, pose sequencing, pedagogic techniques, and ways to climb spider webs without alerting the spider.

3338 Tyrone Blvd
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

The gym looks like equal parts Olympic training facility and old warehouse?here, exercisers hoist themselves up rows of pull-up bars, grunt around a collection of kettlebells, and hop through jump-rope routines. On a power-lifting platform, a lifter explodes from a squat, hoisting a plate-loaded bar up to his shoulders and then dropping under it to catch the weight over his head. Elsewhere, athletes do dips on gymnast rings and build a sweat on rowing machines.

This low-tech setting is typical of all true CrossFit gyms. Though the equipment may be basic, the results are not: CrossFit workouts develop all measures of physical fitness?from power to cardiovascular endurance?through workouts that are broad, general, and inclusive. This approach is often described as specializing in not specializing: it develops physical fitness in ways equally beneficial to everyone, from professional mixed martial artists and police officers to weekend softball players.

CrossFit gyms typically start clients in a foundational program where trainers teach the basic movements, such as the squat, dead lift, and pull-up. Every exercise is scalable to a version that clients can complete?a pull-up, for example, can be scaled back to a negative pull-up, a static hang, or body-weight row with gymnast rings. It can also be scaled to a more challenging version, such as the kipped pull-up. After students learn CrossFit's basic movements, they move on to open group classes, which follow the ever-changing WOD, or Workout of the Day. These workouts are short and intense, and they foster camaraderie through frequent team circuits. In addition to supervising WOD class, trainers coach members on nutrition, advocating a caveman-style diet of low-glycemic carbohydrates, monounsaturated fats, and lean proteins such as raptor meat.

7075 Kingspointe Pkwy
Orlando,
FL
US

At Pole Dance Miami, honored as 2010’s Best Gym Alternative in the Miami New Times and featured on NBC Channel 6, dance poles host a dizzying array of spins and twists in more than 40 weekly classes that unite high-flying exercise with feminine sensuality. Passionate instructors lead one-hour classes in sundry styles for patrons of all skill levels, from the sultry sways of Beginner 1 to the Vixen class’s foxy spin combos. The fuchsia studio’s floor-to-ceiling wall of mirrors assists patrons in achieving proper form during mat stretches and twists, and its hardwood floors are tuned to make pitch-perfect music when struck with stiletto heels. Ladies can flock to the studio en masse for pole parties, during which instructors lead partygoers in basic moves to celebrate bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or high-noon tea parties.

17670 NW 78th Ave
Hialeah,
FL
US