Jazzercise, a funk-fueled, head-to-toe regimen, sculpts muscles, boosts energy, and sheds pounds during 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching. It incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Class formats vary too, including special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod or literally make you slightly better at saxophone playing. As for the ittie-ditties, childcare is available during select times at many locations.
In his 16 years of coaching experience, Andy Partin has seen 450 of his athletes earn college baseball scholarships and 128 of them drafted by Major League Baseball. He now imparts his baseball wisdom at Partin Performance, a facility stocked with batting cages, pitching mounds, and professional-grade field turf. But baseball isn't the only sport being mastered at Partin Performance?the staff of experienced athletes also trains softball players, conducts strength and agility training, and enhances general fitness through boot camps and personal training. Staffers also keep kids busy with baseball and softball camps held throughout the year.
It's hard to get out rock climbing regularly. Basketball courts don't fit in the average home. The facilities at The Rush Fitness let everyone get in an exciting workout, though, with climbing walls, pools, athletic courts, and more. At 23 locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Dalton, Asheville, Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point and Greenville, skilled trainers preside over those amenities. They also lead more than 500 group exercise classes, which might touch on everything from yoga to Zumba. Those classes, as well as the requisite array of free weights and cardio equipment, have helped the chain win a range of "best gym" awards.