At Dynamic Krav Maga & Fitness, self-defense comes first. That’s why the staff teaches the same martial-art discipline employed by real-life self-defenders from the Israeli Defense Forces to the Navy SEALs and US Special Forces. Krav maga combines elements from a variety of martial-arts disciplines, including boxing and self-defense techniques. These have been forged into a system capable of dealing with any dangerous situation, from defending against a single or multiple opponents to disarming and disabling a weapon-wielding assailant. You won’t find official uniforms or katas at the studio, just experienced, patient instructors and committed students.
After discovering a passion for pole dancing, friends and business partners Mia King and Ashley Nelson founded Black Diamond Studios so they could share the sensual fitness regimen with the women and telephone poles of Huntsville. Their candy-colored studio hosts a range of classes designed to boost both strength and self-confidence, including pole classes for all abilities, belly dancing, and tantalizing burlesque sessions. Instructors also lead occasional workshops to school students in a particular modality or subject, demonstrating the sultry moves required to get inside a fireman's heart without the use of chili.
Spartan Group X, or SGX, is a group fitness experience designed to transform not only bodies, but also participants' perceptions of fitness and health. The rigorous program challenges students to overcome physical and mental obstacles as they move through resistance, weightlifting, and circuit-training exercises. With a boot-camp-style method of teaching, Spartan trainers use motivation and personal attention to lead students through workouts.
As students enter Hot Yoga of Huntsville’s studio, they immediately start to sweat. At a temperature of 100 to 105 degrees and a humidity level of 40%, the studio’s atmosphere allows students’ muscles to naturally release metabolic wastes and Hulk tendencies through perspiration. The skilled instructors foster a noncompetitive environment for all levels of body benders with classes ranging in difficulty and age appropriateness.
Good Life Body Camp helps clients foster fitter frames and healthier lifestyles through invigorating boot-camp classes offered more than 10 times a week. Motivational instructors dispense constructive words of encouragement to help participants of all abilities meet their fitness goals, from toning arms to cultivating washboard abs in the event that their washing machine breaks down.
Melody M. LeCroix discovered the benefits of massage after an injury led her to visit a massage therapist. The experience so inspired her that she pursued her own career in massage therapy. Now a licensed therapist, Melody uses deep-tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, acupressure, and stretching exercises to provide the same relief from pain and discomfort that she once received.