At Beyond Limits, the staff and students alike unite under a common love for movement, whether it takes the form of lively dance steps or energetic exercises. In fitness centers and schools throughout the local area, the passionate instructors lead students through Zumba and boot-camp workouts designed to build strength, enhance energy, and slim waistlines. The experienced coaches also captain a dance company that performs at concerts, community events, and fundraisers.
To supplement their clients’ workouts, instructors dole out nutritional guidance, emphasizing wholesome habits over unhealthy weight-loss tactics such as crash dieting or dumping the contents of your fridge into the city’s water reservoir.
When Stephanie Gaines-Bryant isn’t reporting the news for WTOP Radio or posing for photos with the station’s celebrity guests, she is likely teaching for her aptly named roaming yoga studio, Radio Yogi Health and Fitness. Having completed Crofton Yoga’s 200-hour training program, she now specializes in pranakriya yoga’s gentle and meditative varieties. Both classes emphasize slow movements, deep breathing, and postures that should be held until a passerby mistakes you for a statue. Due to her anchoring duties, Gaines-Bryant only teaches three classes week at locations across the area.
Though the schedule changes frequently, belly dancing, pole dancing, and exotic dancing always play a major role in fitness at My Body Shop. Its instructors help women get fit and work on seductive moves all at once. They also host traditional Zumba and aerobics classes.
You may sweat when in the Hot Seat at Pretty Lady Pole Fit, but you'll be doing anything but sitting still. That's because the Hot Seat workout class combines jazz, hip-hop, and ballet dance moves that students perform behind, in front of, and even on top of a chair. This is just one of several adrenaline-boosting classes that add sultry twists to fitness routines. All the while, the instructors work to instill self esteem and confidence in women of all ages and body types.
At the head of the staff is Arminta Crosby, who exemplifies the venue's balance between strength and beauty. She is a certified personal trainer, a pole-dancer, a model, and even a competitive football player. Arminta and her team of specialists lead classes ranging from beginner's pole-dancing to Zumba and hip-hop aerobics, as well as private in-studio or mobile parties that guide guests through styles such as belly-dance, chair dance, or strip tease.
Much like the climate and the cost of a pickle, Sport Fit facility features vary by location, but all three locations harbor vast vaults of workout equipment and group classes. During your 30 consecutive days of training montage, mold and shape muscles into the clenched face of your favorite World’s Strongest Man with dozens of machines and free weights. Otherwise, stride onto the tennis, racquetball, or basketball court and win back legal ownership of your pancreas from that fast-talking vice president. Those who benefit from cardiovascular camaraderie can buoy spirits and sink flab with group fitness classes such as salsa, karate, functional fitness boot camp, and cycling.
Even if you're not in the NFL, there are grueling workouts to be had at FedExField. Certified fitness trainers from Livn’ Fit Hard Body Boot Camp host rigorous boot camps on the Redskins' turf, leading groups through a gamut of agility, calisthenic, and circuit-training exercises that are designed to burn calories efficiently. Each boot camper also receives a personalized meal plan that pays homage to Albert Einstein, who theorized that man could achieve relative fitness by expending more calories than he consumes.