Climbers stand at the base of the textured plywood and rock surfaces that climb the walls of Kendall Cliffs' 7,000-foot space and picture themselves reaching the summit?a 35-foot high arch that reaches across to the opposite wall. Designed by Nicros, the facility presents varying gravitational challenges for scalers to mount, from tackling the bouldering cave to tickling the bouldering cave's petroglyphs. Intrepid and experienced instructors lead climbing classes, calibrated for varying skill levels and covering topics such as knot tying, belaying, bouldering, and sport routes.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from jazz dance, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
SPC CrossFit is a results-oriented, high intensity strength and conditioning program used to train police officers, military special operations, champion martial artists, and athletes worldwide. Though the program is challenging, it is designed to be accessible to anyone, regardless of age, gender, ability, or blood type. To combat existential ennui and squat-thrust fatigue, workouts change daily, building on essential skills such as cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, long division, and flexibility. With an unlimited training pass, you can attend any session on the schedule. Special pint-sized workouts for kids are also available.
The fitness instructors at each of Body Sculpting's dozens of gyms lead their customers in the fight to stave off osteoporosis, increase lean muscle mass, improve cardiovascular fitness, and lose weight. During fitness sessions, they teach visitors the proper form and principles of the gym's flagship Body Sculpting program, which focuses on cardio and weight-training exercises that often require only a set of 5-pound dumbbells, an exercise mat, and a stretch band. They augment this central program with a range of other classes that delve into barre-fitness techniques, exercises for the abdominals and core, workouts for the back, and cardiovascular training. To help customers achieve their fitness goals and continue fighting crime past bedtime, the gym sells products such as stretch bands used by physical therapists, heel-elevation boards, and instructional manuals. Trainers also help customers stay fit with an exercise of the month that draws from techniques such as Pilates.
The dedicated trainers at Fit 4 All partner with new guests to identify and pursue their fitness goals, building a diverse gym community that stresses positive thinking over bringing the pain. A complimentary evaluation covers nutritional advice as well as workout plans, with an aim to encourage healthier lifestyle choices outside of gym walls. Once goals are set, patrons get started on easy-to-use exercise equipment, including Strive Smart Strength machines, cardio gear with mounted televisions, and BOSU strength balls, all of which are available 24 hours a day. Other programs call upon knowledge and personnel from medical centers, colleges, police stations, and fire departments, fostering local connections through a shared commitment to fitness.
For Teresa Seeman-Buck, Irish dance is about more than just the body—it's about cultivating a love for Irish culture and building relationships. Over the course of her life, she's built lasting friendships with students, parents, and teachers and has more than her share of memorable experiences, ranging from her first placement in regional all the way to the world championships. That's why she started the MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance: to bring Irish dance to the world as a tribute to the Irish heritage of her grandmother and teacher. Led by experienced teachers, including competitive champions and a Riverdance and Lord of the Dance veteran, students of all levels can try their hand at the traditional dances, as well as ballet and modern jazz.