The team of certified instructors at Flex Fitness draws on experience accumulated in sports-science programs and years of physical training. Slow exhalations drift from rooms, where groups of 15 students move through yoga poses, bolstering core strength and flexibility. Zumba and boot-camp classes torch calories, and certified personal trainers help individuals shape their bodies during one-on-one sessions. The private workouts take place in the studio or at a client’s house, place of business, or storage room full of phonebooks that need to be torn in half.
At Surfset Fitness, you can develop the lean, toned body of a surfer without ever leaving dry land. Surfing fitness classes feature full-body exercises performed atop a board and using the same moves you’d employ while catching waves. Students build muscle by paddling with resistance bands and doing pushups on the board, which dips and bends to simulate the motion of the ocean. This helps to activate stabilizing core muscles and assists in the perfection of Frankie Avalon impressions.
Bodyfit Punch?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.
Originally founded by a group that includes retired pro boxer Danny Campbell, Title Boxing Club offers total-body workouts that blend boxing, kickboxing, and fitness. After donning tape and gloves, students can greet a 100-pound heavy bag with a barrage of kicks, jabs, crosses, hooks, and unkind words. Each of the club's trainers focuses on a different area, such as technicality, core and balance, or moderate- to high-intensity training. Other equipment around the facility includes a boxing ring, speed bags, and double-end bags, as well as free weights and cardiovascular machines.
Jill Johnson's lengthy list of job titles includes registered nurse, personal trainer, licensed Zumba instructor, and Pilates teacher, to name just a few. As the owner of Lexington Pilates, she regularly proves her mastery of exercise at Zumba and Pilates classes. She also leads classes at requested locations throughout the city, such as aquatic exercise at local pools and lunchtime Zumba sessions at corporate offices.
At Fit, you'll never have trouble claiming a spot with ample elbow room in the small group fitness classes, which is a perk along with burning calories in a fun atmosphere. Classes include Raise the Barbell, a weight-lifting class that draws crowds, and Fit Cycle, which can burn up to 800 calories in 55 minutes of spinning.