At Kettlebell Explosion, fitness fanatic and HKC-certified instructor Keith Rodgers channels his Russian-style training to lead students through intense kettlebell workouts. During half-hour beginner sessions, small groups of up to 10 participants cast off calories in concert through basic and intermediate movements using only the cast-iron weight of a kettlebell. The brief, high-energy nature of each training session facilitates functional strength gain but also helps students develop core strength and the cardiovascular capacity needed to complete marathons on the ocean floor. Additionally, kettlebell-only sessions equip students with enough swinging, cleaning, and snatching experience to eventually move on to more advanced workouts. For upcoming classes, attendees can check Kettlebell Explosion's full schedule.
At the age of 26, Kimberly Montgomery found herself winded after walking up or down a set of stairs. She was overweight and perpetually tired. Then she found a Zumba video on the Internet. She followed the dance routine, and 30 minutes of exercise flew by. Declaring the full-body workout more of a party than a workout, she opened Energy Fit to help others attain physical fitness in a fun and upbeat way. Head-bopping Latin beats pulse through the room as Kimberly guides clients through easy-to-follow Zumba moves. She also teaches a house-party fitness class, which is a more hip hop oriented dance class, that utilizes free weights.
The staff of Total Fitness, led by husband-and-wife team Emery and Wendy Williams, offers no shortage of ways to get fit. Aside from the more than 50 pieces of aerobic equipment and more than 40 fitness classes a week, including Zumba classes, Total Fitness also offers plenty of free weights, a pool, and an indoor track. After a workout is complete, exercisers can relax in a cedar sauna or a steam room, or grab a snack at the onsite café and juice bar.