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Certified Zumba instructors and dancing duo, Kate and Melissa do one thing well. Unlike other studios that ply their jack-of-all-tradery, hosting every passing fad from kickboxing to cardio pumpkin carving, KM Zumba’s leaders pour all of their energy into their upbeat, Latin-infused dance-'em-ups. Kate and Melissa ease students of any age, from young adults to silver foxes, into the workouts with sessions that encourage exercisers to move at their own pace.
Created by Columbian fitness trainer, Beto Perez, the energizing classes feature a combination of heart-pumping cardio dance work with slower, muscle-building moves, all set to motivating tunes in Latin traditions such as salsa and merengue. Perez designed the steps to be easy to follow, and classes infuse the dance routines with traditional aerobic moves to keep the choreography both upbeat and uncomplicated.
Equipment: Kettlebells, TRX, free weights, free motion, boxing
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Be ready to have fun, learn a lot, and get tremendous results.
Inside his 1,100-square-foot studio, Yoga Bent's owner and registered yoga instructor, Miguel Latronica, guides his students through innovative classes that incorporate his patented Mighty Body Body Band stretching device. The Latronica Method is largely based on the principles of isolated active stretching, and it employs his inventive system of ropes and harnesses to support and stabilize students as they work though seven forms of flexibility- and strength-building exercises. The studio's more traditional classes enable students to borrow a mat and sink into the longer-held Yin yoga postures designed to loosen those particular connective tissues that, like the budgets of toddlers, are difficult to stretch.
At Air Fitness Training, certified trainers create customized workout regimens for clients in a clean fitness facility. The instructors lead clients through individual fitness programs, utilizing weight machines, free weights, treadmills, and exercise balls at a pace and intensity level that’s both comfortable and challenging for the client. To further edge clients towards health and strength, they also offer yoga and spinning classes.
Rapidly approaching their six-month anniversary, JoyRide Cycling Studio rides into the hearts of fitness fans with more than 10 indoor cycling classes per week, each conducted within a clean, state-of-the-art facility and led by one of three experienced and enthusiastic wheel wizards. Students strike up on Schwinn AC Sports Bikes—which use Virtual Contact Resistance technology to simulate the resistance of a real bike ride—to tunes pumped through a booming sound system. Like team-building retreats and meetings for Hot Dog Scarfers Anonymous, JoyRide fosters a supportive environment in which its clients can safely commit to catalyzing their metabolism.