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.
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.
As a busy student at the University of Kentucky, Nathan Spitz needed a quick and effective workout that he could squeeze into his demanding schedule of classes. That was how he discovered CrossFit?an innovative fitness program that involves an ever-changing tapestry of high-intensity workouts consisting of functional movements. Nathan Spitz became so enamored with the exercise form, he went on to pursue a CrossFit instructor certification. Today, he's a coach at CrossFit Maximus.
With two locations in Lexington, a 9,800-square-foot facility on Palumbo Drive and a new 7,000-square-foot facility at National and North Ashland Avenues, CrossFit Maximus boasts onsite massage centers, a childcare center (not available at the National Avenue location), CrossFit classes, boot camps, kids' fitness courses, and nutrition classes. During sessions, they draw from the gym?s arsenal of functional strength-training equipment, including free weights, medicine balls, and slack lines. Through group training and support, the team strives to create a communal atmosphere where everyone knows your name and a supportive space where everyone refrains from menacingly whispering it in unison.