Carrie Rezabek Dorr dedicated the first years of her life to professionally dancing and choreographing at events across the country. To keep her long, lean dancer's muscles in peak condition, she devoted her spare time to learning more about fitness in general and Pilates in particular. Carrie had the inspired notion to integrate these practices into her deeply ingrained training regimen, and she founded her first studio in 2001.
Her signature barre workouts allow students to steady themselves on a ballet barre while performing invigorating sequences of isometric exercises, which tone muscles throughout the legs, core, and arms. These sequences alternate between strength-building exercises and deep, restorative stretches, taking care to avoid unnecessary joint stress by eschewing any bouncing, jumping, or belly flopping. Although instructors may play uplifting music throughout each class, the workouts typically require a yoga-like focus as students constantly monitor and adjust their form and technique.
Each 60 minute Jazzercize class incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training (with handheld weights) to a total-body workout complete with cardio, strength training, and stretching techniques. 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, simply review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Pilates on 3rd's owner Neely Hufnagel set out to make her studio differ from other Pilates centers. Though she credits Pilates' body-sculpting techniques for transforming her body into figure-competition shape, she also fills her studio with high-energy cross-training classes and healing yoga sessions to provide her customers with some variety. Along with Neely, the certified staff leads patrons of all ages and abilities in myriad muscle-building and limb-stretching classes, including barre, and Pilates TRX and Reformer classes. The TRX and Reformer machines utilize a system of ropes and pulleys to help patrons sculpt lean limbs with the help of their own bodyweight. Upon entering the upscale boutique studio, guests are greeted with a spa-like atmosphere decked in gleaming wood floors, tropical plants, and delicate orchids, who graciously curtsey to the best-performing athletes on their way out.
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Owner Rob Manosca started practicing yoga in hopes that it would be an effective conditioning program for his men's volleyball team, but what he discovered instead was a lifelong passion in its own right. Transformed by the Bikram yoga experience, he trekked to Hawaii to undergo teacher training. Today, Rob and his staff help budding yogis harmonize body and mind through hot yoga classes that incorporate a series of 26 poses. In 105 degree heat, participants stretch muscles, stimulate blood flow, and strive for a meditative mental state.
Before he became a certified personal trainer in 2008, Daniel Cone served in the US Army for two years in an infantry division that specializes in parachute operations. Today, he uses his military training to lead boot-camp classes and personal-fitness programs at Xtreme Fitness. The indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes incorporate weight training and a range of exercises such as lunges, jumping jacks, and shoulder dips. Daniel or another certified instructor performs individual body adjustments throughout the class and modifies exercises in order to accommodate all fitness levels. Xtreme Fitness enhances personal-fitness programs with cross training, fitness evaluations, and nutrition and lifestyle coaching. For a more relaxing workout, clients can take a morning yoga class or do pushups during a bubble bath.
Taught by former NFL cheerleader and current mat maven Nicole DeLoreto, Yoga Mix's schedule of integrated classes combine a variety of yoga styles, focusing primarily on linking movement to breath. The 75-minute mixed-level class welcomes students of all abilities, especially fledgling flexers, who can glean a solid foundation for safe personal yoga practice. With the studio temperature kept in the 80s, muscles become malleable enough to lengthen, stretch, and form rudimentary wings during flowing postures and breath work. More experienced students may strengthen their bodies while honing concentration in a power yoga class practiced in 95-degree heat. Yoga Mix's sweat sessions incorporate inspiring tunes to further encourage students to connect movement with each breathy Sting lyric.