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.
A woman-owned-and-operated fitness center, inShape Ladies Fitness builds muscles and self-esteem in a close-knit setting composed of women of any age or fitness level. With a membership to the U.S. Pole Dance Federation, InShape hosts beginner- and advanced-level pole-fitness workshops designed to tone muscles, burn calories, and seduce dashing barber poles. The sultry choreography extends to chair-dance numbers, as well as instructor-led private parties for those who rent the space. Guests looking for a more traditional workout can still get their sweat on with sessions of yoga, Zumba, or Core Ball.
The motivating instructors at CROME propel clients through their CROME (Challenging Results-Oriented Measured Exercise) program, which utilizes 31 different workouts in order to tone muscle and roast calories. Each day of the month features a different workout to keep muscles guessing and to maximize intensity while minimizing stress on ligaments and joints, and the results of each workout are recorded, allowing clients to track their fitness progress.
Bailey's Powerhouse Gym Basic Plus members can sweat solo on modern, well-maintained exercise equipment accessible 24 hours a day, or join others for a one-on-one training and group fitness classes. A one-hour personal-training session with one of Bailey's trained fitness gurus can bolster motivation, help design a workout routine, or refresh your memory about hard-to-remember state capitals. Then, pump muscle with exercise accessories available 24 hours a day at every Bailey's gym, including a smorgasbord of cardiovascular equipment, a plethora of strength-training machines and free weights, and a boatload of synonyms for the word many. Other amenities vary from gym to gym, but may include boxing rooms, saunas, or cardio theater rooms stuffed with big-screen TVs and surround-sound speakers designed to distract exercisers from their toil or the fact that their hair is on fire.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
A two-month membership at Snap Fitness gets you access to the gym's state-of-the-art equipment during the staffed hours. A 24-hour access card can be purchased for a discounted price of $20 (normally $35), giving cardholders all-hour facility access. Even if you choose to exercise only during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced.