Founded 16 years ago by Jay and Beth Handline, Dance Trance's twinkle-toe team constructs an upbeat fitness regimen incorporating various dance styles appropriate for all ages and ability levels. Unlike other fun and funky workouts, such as the Hoedown of Antietam, Dance Trance workouts don't require reenacting historic dance battles to burn calories but keep things exciting with popular songs and dynamic lighting effects. Classes aimed at 10- to 15-year-olds encourage young adults to try the calorie-burning footwork, and special-needs students work through routines designed by the instructors to meet dancers' abilities.
Bender's Gym operates around its clients' busy schedules by providing members with their own sets of keys, which gives them secure, 24/7 access. Once inside, members are in exercise heaven. Certified instructors lead a variety of group fitness classes, including Les Mills programs, in rooms with full-length mirrors. Flat-screen televisions surround strength-training and cardio equipment to keep exercisers entertained. Members can also opt for individual attention with one-on-one workouts. Led by a personal trainer, these sessions help clients meet specific goals, such as getting ultratoned to prevent embarrassment during an upcoming wedding's cake-throwing ceremony.