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.
For women seeking a place to dance, improve strength and flexibility, and gain confidence in their sexuality, the instructors at Bombshell Dance Studio offer a safe and instructive haven. They lead free-flowing artistic hoop-dance classes, which use adult-sized hula-hoops to perform cardio, balance, and core-strengthening exercises. They also provide three levels of pole dancing, wherein they teach students floor work as well as transitions, pole spins, and intermediate through advanced inversions and tricks. Exotic Exploration, an experimental-movement class, sets students free to tap into a state of feminine self-awareness, and special workshops cover subjects ranging from choreographed pole and exotic routines to chair dancing.
Under the watchful guidance of founder and yogi Brynn Byrne, the dedicated instructors at Elemental Yoga: North Texas Yoga Therapy help students boost core strength and detoxify bodily systems with their schedule of yoga classes. Classes vary based on skill level and intensity, with meditative flow easing practitioners into centering poses and advanced posture sessions helping seasoned students progress on their yogic journeys. No matter the class, instructors embrace the tenets of holistic healing, crafting sessions that can improve respiration, sharpen mental faculties, and restore energy lost during attempts to power the television with a stationary bike.
Urban Yoga's team of attentive instructors guide students through more than 40 yoga, barre, Nia, and meditation classes in a welcoming environment. The studio's robust schedule encourages seasoned yogis, newbies, and energetic sloths to find their footing. In Nia, barefoot practitioners adapt 52 movements to their own fitness level, taking cues from an instructor and ethereal music as they glide through the movements culled from various martial arts, healing, and dance traditions and sequenced to tightly tether body and mind. Therapeutic flow classes that encourage body awareness through carefully paced Vinyasa flows and a relaxing final wind down to help students build a safe and fulfilling practice. In Yin & Restorative Yoga, students hold poses for three to five minutes to stretch the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis, and spine, which can help lubricate tight joints. For a more dynamic workout, barre classes challenge muscles with a combination of Pilates core conditioning with ballet barre work to help pupils sculpt toned abdominals and lithe limbs, whereas Roots & Beyond sessions include informative discussions about yoga and 30 minutes of guided meditation.
Jonathan Jackson wasn’t supposed to win the triple jump championship at the 2008 Penn Relays. A severely inflamed knee should have knocked him out of contention, but learning how to overcome obstacles was nothing new to him. As a child, he suffered a severe injury to his eye and gravitated to track since partial blindness wasn’t a barrier to entry. Despite his knee, he took the field at the Penn Relays in 2008 and pushed himself to win both the triple long jump and long jump, also earning the title of Most Outstanding Athlete that day.
Now that he’s beyond his days as an All-American athlete, Jonathan helps his clients meet and exceed their own goals at First Step Boot Camp. His classes move at an up-tempo pace and use the latest in sports science training techniques to dramatically shape and strengthen their bodies. Participants can also make use of his carefully cultivated 70+ page diet plan to learn fat-burning eating methods and recipes that include a chipotle quesadilla that can be used as a competition discus in a pinch.