Jay Handline created Dance Trance Fitness more than 15 years ago to shape up physiques with an intense exercise regimen disguised as a dance party. The program has since spread to locations in cities as far flung as Saudi Arabia and San Diego, torching calories and causing patrons to dig back up time capsules full of sweatbands. The energetic choreographers and dancers under Jay's employ blend moves from jazz, Latin, reggae, hip-hop, and rock dance to craft heart-pumping choreography that flows seamlessly against lively cascades of drums and bright swells of brass. This marriage of music-video-style dance and traditional cardio exercise tones muscles and melts calories from students of all age and fitness levels during sessions focused specifically on street moves, ballet influences, or efficiently stomping bubblewrap. Dance Trance Fitness works with a variety of causes to host benefits and other events, and the company bolsters students’ drive to get healthy with a range of online support options.
Surrounding students with an equatorial climate powered by eco-friendly heating, Radiance Bikram Yoga’s mirror-lined studio hosts classes seven days a week. Hot yoga classes—offered in 60-, 75-, and 90-minute sessions—challenge students of all skill levels with 26 seated and standing postures and two measured breathing exercises. The sweat-breaking workout systematically engages muscle groups and organs across the body, helping to tone and detoxify stressed-out chakras. Repeated practice can improve stamina and flexibility while cascading waves of heat loosen joints and form mirages of Antarctic ice shelves. Antibacterial flooring keeps soles contaminant-free, and the studio's onsite showers and changing rooms allow guests to return home feeling refreshed.
Jazzercise Southside Fitness Center on Beach Boulevard is a one-hour jazzercise workout class that combines cardio, strength training and dance for a total-body fitness session set to music. Certified instructors lead dancers through a warm-up before segueing into 30 minutes of aerobic dance with intuitive, energized footwork, all synced to a mix of Top 40, jazz, country, hip hop, funk, rock and Latin jams. Instructors incorporate hand weights to build strength, and stretches to increase body tone and flexibility. Jazzercise Jacksonville Southside Fitness Center also offers Body Sculpting and Jazzercise Express classes, to target specific fitness goals and body areas. The wood floor studio space is ample and large, and no experience is necessary.
Clarence L. Jorif Jr. didn't become a personal trainer just because of his passion for fitness; he wanted to make a difference in people's lives. Today, as the founder of Jorif's Functional Fitness, he enjoys watching his clients transform physically and overcome difficult mental obstacles, such as can't-do attitudes or fear of a bodybuilder showing up in every mirror. Clarence encourages clients to have fun, regardless of the rigor of their regimens. He and his team of fitness experts offer both custom personal-training sessions and boot-camp classes?packed with pushups, squats, plyometrics, and suspension training?with the goal of having a long-term impact on each client's personal health.
World Gym maintains its 35-year legacy of body-sculpting know-how at its Jacksonville Beach Boulevard location, jump-starting workout routines with cardio equipment, free weights, and more than 50 weekly exercise classes, including yoga, spin, and Zumba, taught by certified trainers. After running, jumping, lifting, or stretching, exercisers can linger at the smoothie bar to slurp up chilled energy, before retiring to steam rooms that vaporize stress with misty heat. A colorful, carpeted childcare center entertains youngsters as parents submit backs to certified massage therapists who wrestle tension out of muscles.
David Robinson has studied the value of hard work and exercise throughout his life, from competing in the Junior Olympics to serving in the US Marine Corps. Now, he runs Fitness Together to share those same lessons with others through his personal-training programs. David and his fellow trainers coach clients one-on-one or in small groups, combining three different programs to maximize results. They use the cross-muscular resistance-training philosophy of the Aspire 8 program to build strength. Interval and tempo workouts from the Cardio Together program are also tossed into the mix alongside the Nutrition Together program's meal planning and nutritional education.