Health & Fitness in Forest Acres

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The upbeat sounds of Latin and pop music can regularly be heard inside the Killian Recreation Center. That's because certified Zumba instructor Carmen stages Zumba classes there three times a week, creating a lively atmosphere by using tunes from artists like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Pitbull along with Latin, salsa, and merengue jams. The fun, high-energy sessions combine elements of fitness and dance to create a workout that burns calories and melts them down into commemorative coins.

741 Fashion Drive
Columbia,
SC
US

Doctors Express treats everything from cuts and bruises to fractures and colds and everything in between. We have on-site lab tests, x-rays and prescriptions with no appointments needed. We're a state-of-the-art urgent care center with physicians on-site every day.

3304 Forest Drive
Columbia,
SC
US

The YMCA of Columbia is a non profit organization that focuses on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility

900 Lake Carolina Blvd
Columbia,
SC
US

This nonprofit dance production company has presented a deluge of dramas to the community over the past 25 years, entertaining audiences and raising money for local charities. With this deal, you'll witness more than 70 twinkled-toed children and adolescents performing the spectacular and fanciful Alice in Wonderland, which follows a little girl's journey as she plummets down a rabbit hole into a strange new world. Proceeds from this show will go toward The Therapy Place and the South Carolina Autism Society.

1051 Greene Street
Columbia,
SC
US

Fit 4 Life's bootcamp instructor Ronnie Stewart truly understands how maintaining one's fitness can improve their life. As an Army Ranger, he spent hours training his mind and his body to conquer a variety of challenges while serving his country. Though no longer in active duty, Ronnie still employs the techniques taught to him in the service by leading fitness and bootcamp sessions that push physical limits. Ronnie and his instructors break the 45-minute sessions into two different cycles, the first focusing on warm ups and upper body exercises, and the second directed and lower body and core movements. In addition to their bootcamp regimen, Fit 4 Life also offers nutritional counseling to help clients work toward their goals in the healthiest way possible. His approach to teaching, leading, and motivating others through fitness helps participants achieve their desired fitness goals. Ronnie's ability to help others has also gained the attention of local newspapers, radio, and TV stations alike, including ABC Columbia and ROCK 93.5.

Outside of Ronnie's bootcamp sessions, Fit 4 Life's staff also helps others nurture their bodies in personal training classes that bring all the focus solely on the client and the invisible friend they brought with them.

3223 River Dr
Columbia,
SC
US

Even before he founded PowerFit Bootcamp, JR Spear always felt a calling to transform people into fitness machines. A fourth-degree black belt and studied martial artist, Spear spent years training future Marine Corps officers and Iraqi soldiers in self-defense and combat skills. Later, Spear taught his own MMA fitness and cardio-kickboxing classes, along with personal and group training sessions.

At PowerFit Bootcamp, he and his staff of fitness instructors encourage each student to persevere by leading motivational and high-energy classes. At 12 indoor and outdoor locations, students undergo full-body workouts designed to jettison fat and tone muscle. Trainers welcome students of all stripes, giving them a period of time to complete each move, rather than a number of repetitions, encouraging each student to do as much as he or she can without feeling uncomfortable, overexerting, or resorting to time travel. Along the way, coaches track progress and motivate students by noting benchmarks during physical fitness tests on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month.

930 Laurel St.
Columbia,
SC
US