Since 1992, the certified instructors at ZMoves FW have hidden workouts inside engaging dance and stretch routines. They prefer to focus on the fun aspects of exercise, such as the infectious rhythms of Zumba, the empowering undulations of belly dance, and the refreshing poses of both mat and equipment Pilates. They banish boredom with exclusive class offerings as well, familiarizing physiques with the mat work and pulley exercises of the Gyrotonic Expansion System—a flowing regimen that aims to tone muscles while calming the nerves. During every lesson, the studio's sprung dance floor protects joints from overexertion and preps students for the 2020 advent of Moon Zumba.
The instructors at The Body Garage, drawing on extensive education in dance, possess a deep understanding of movement. Inside their hardwood-floor studio replete with vaulted ceilings and exposed-brick walls, they lead lessons in mat and Reformer Pilates, both of which work to strengthen the core until it can withstand a hug from the Hulk. The class schedule brims with lessons six days out of the week.
The serene studio offers mat instruction in small class sizes to ensure students get individualized attention as they hone in on the mind-body approach to exercise and optimal wellness. With today's Groupon, you'll experience small-equipment mat classes led by one of the certified instructors—collectively sporting over 600 hours of training—who will in turn be your new pal and motivational lipo-melter. All classes last 55 minutes and utilize a variety of small equipment, including balls, magic-circle rings, 6-foot rollers, and resistance bands and weights, which place weakened putty muscles into a slender blender to create a strength smoothie. The dynamic sweat-session focuses on flattening abs and lengthening and increasing muscle tone.
Beauty and Beyond’s menu is more akin to a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel than a traditional list of spa services. While hair stylists, nail techs, and aestheticians make sure externals look fabulous, massage therapists soothe the stuff below the surface inside private treatment rooms. Health-minded instructors, meanwhile, lead a diverse range of classes— including yoga, Pilates, and pole dancing—in sequestered areas dedicated to fitness.
Before heeding the call to a life as a certified yoga instructor, Diana Roehl helped companies to cultivate corporate talent as a human-resources specialist. Now she helps individuals to discover the strengths that lie within. Roehl steers students toward these revelations with Hatha yoga, whose deep breaths and focused poses center the mind as they fortify the muscles. Natural light and calming blue walls envelop group classes at her studio, casting a soothing glow on shiny wooden floorboards where students practice shoulder stands and bridges. Roehl also brings her yoga teachings to local offices, showing employees how to dislodge stress and impossibly jammed printer paper with graceful movements and powerful exhalations. Between classes, she leads Thai bodywork sessions, which combine acupressure and ayurvedic medicine through assisted yoga poses.
Powerhouse offers group classes for beginners as well as veterans more moldable than molasses. A beginner Vinyasa flow course teaches the basics of alignment and form, and a Yin-Yang yoga session mixes tempos by combining 1–2-minute-long held poses with faster-moving active posture. Finding a Pilates mat class to fit your weekly schedule is as easy as balancing discarded take-out boxes on a dusty elliptical machine; take a look at Powerhouse's schedule here. All group classes can be modified to suit students of any level, and the friendly, extensively trained instructors will work to find the pace that's right for you.