Fit Time for Women leads an all-female ensemble through energizing, calorie-kicking classes, including Flirty Girl sessions, which harness the power of dance to tone and trim torsos. Tara, an experienced instructor, models sensual movements drawn from music videos, pole routines, chair dancing, and the peacock's courtship ritual to transform workouts from repetitive drudgery into spirited hullabaloos. Up to 30 shimmiers per class undulate abs, gyrate shoulders, and pop hips to the heart-pumping tunes of club music. After learning Flirty Girl's fun, steamy dance routines, students strut away with enough confidence to cartwheel into their bosses' offices and demand all office chairs be replaced with gilded thrones.
In a friendly, casual environment for sinews of all ages and fitness levels, Shelby Fit For Life starts every member off with one 60-minute personal-training session. An experienced trainer works with guests to assess fitness, note any special needs, and develop an exercise plan for quick and efficient results. Inside the fully equipped facility, treadmills and ellipticals toast calories, and a weight stack circuit and TRX suspension trainer expand muscles like puffer fish. Those favoring a more exotic approach can take advantage of Gyrotonics equipment to trigger memories of jungle-gym exploits or spice up workout routines with one of the included group classes. Students dance the night away in Zumba, find inner gurus with tai chi, or pack in strength, cardio, and core circuits in interval challenge. With keyless entry, Shelby Fit For Life stays open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Bodyfit’s three classes all have one thing in common: intensity. During Punch, students swaddle fists in wraps and slip on gloves before pummeling 6-foot heavy bags nonstop. Kettle-Kombat mixes kicks and punches with fast-paced kettlebell exercises. Burn keeps patrons on their toes with ever-changing routines and exercises using an assortment of equipment such as battling ropes, sandbags, and tires.
Arthur Murray's experienced instructors and owners, including some who have worked with shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars, stand ready and waiting to teach students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your two private lessons or fly solo and dance with your instructor. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. These lessons are ideal for a betrothed pair prepping for the big wedding dance or a fledgling fitness-seeker looking for a fun new way to get in shipshape. Stick to a stately waltz, spicy up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few swing steps in your personal repertoire. Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on certain techniques or you have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, private lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful, dance-based benefits. This Groupon also allows dancers to stop in for two group classes to put their newly acquired skills to the test.
Lasers beam over relaxed visages in Skin Solutions Medical Spa's private rooms, where paintings echo the jewel tones of the walls. The impeccably furnished med spa is a haven of noninvasive and minimally invasive beautifying services. The StarLux laser by Palomar is used to reduce body-hair growth, and other specialized lasers can remove unwanted tattoos or repair damage from the sun's rays and falling bits of moon. Cosmetic injections smooth out facial wrinkles, and skin analysis and product reviews lend clients the knowledge to help themselves.
Regardless of the fitness level of the client they’re training, J&M Strength and Conditioning owners Jim Laird and Molly Galbraith work to instill the fundamentals of their well-rounded training style. Rather than overloading their clients with lengthy daily workouts or forcing them to push a little engine up and over a hill for the symbolic impact, the duo suggests that clients come in two to three times per week for a high-energy boot-camp session. To maximize the effectiveness of each workout, the trainers give each student personal attention, tweaking their techniques and exercises when necessary to accommodate clients’ fitness level. Regardless of how much experience they have with boot camp training, clients learn to perform routines designed to burn body fat, strengthen muscles, boost energy and mood, and mute bodily aches and pains.
Rebecca Noland believes women should support each other, which is one of the reasons she founded Lexington Live Fit. Rebecca understands the daily struggles of women because she has experienced them herself, from body-image issues and dietary pressure to the stress that comes along with everyday life. At Lexington Live Fit, she designs short workouts that harness the philosophy of Tabata circuit training—performing high-intensity exercises with short periods of rest in between. The workouts typically last 20 minutes and can help burn calories while also boosting metabolism.