The instructors at 2 Intense Fitness understand that different bodies require different workouts. That’s why they frequently change up exercise routines in many of their all-ages fitness classes. Students can sculpt their cores in kickboxing sessions, pedal at varying resistance levels in spin classes, and work with stability balls, free weights, and power bands in cardio classes. Muscle and Movement classes are designed to tone each muscle group sequentially, whereas Zumba classes tone several at once. Outside of classes, the gym helps bodies stay ready to smash open stubborn pickle jars with free weights, weight-training equipment, and stationary bikes, and it keeps children busy with a supervised play area.
The instructors at Vida Yoga help participants tone bodies and soothe minds with classes ranging from beginner-level "Sweet Vida" classes emphasizing body awareness and breath work to heated "VOLTAGE" sessions that promise a more strenuous workout. A unique twist distinguishes each course, such as the simple, dance-oriented "GROOVE" and "Holy Yoga" classes with music and inspirational readings.
Writing and gross motor skills; math and nutrition; fine motor skills and social etiquette. Physical and social development may seem unrelated, but connecting the two can boost cognitive ability in growing children. That’s why WisdomGym Preschool always incorporates movement into its academic sessions. WisdomGym is just one branch of the Horizon Complex, which fosters a healthy community by teaching kids of all ages dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading skills.
Children as young as 4 months old can participate in gymnastics classes that help build motor skills through playful routines and exercises. At age 2, children can begin dance classes that progress to advanced levels of ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. In cheerleading classes—for ages 4 and older—students can practice tumbling and chants with the goal of one day learning to successfully chumble. As kids play, parents can wait out in the lobby and peer through the windows that open into most classrooms.
• Orientation of the facilities and equipment • Unlimited access to tennis courts and fitness center (a $75 value) • No court fees (a $12–$20 value/hour) • Unlimited group fitness classes • 45-minute nutrition consultation with a dietitian (a $45 value) or a 60-minute tennis lesson (a $60 value) • The initiation fee (a $75 value) will be waived if the Groupon customer joins the gym after the 30-day membership expires.
The sounds of pumping weights and bodies in motion echo 24/7 as Snap Fitness members work out at whatever time fits their schedule. A refundable $35 access card gives members the freedom to come and go as they please. Ample staffed hours allow exercisers to develop custom workouts alongside supportive personal trainers or holograms of Richard Simmons. Virtual Active treadmills display videos from the Grand Canyon, state parks, or Chicago’s scenic streets to challenge runners with a variety of terrain types, and MyRide virtual-cycling machines coach riders with virtual trainers in HD-quality videos.
At Moveir Dance Studio, instructor Mark Tetro de-mystifies the in-tandem movement of ballroom dance in a 3,500-square-foot studio boasting a competition-size dance floor. Tetro follows Dance Vision International Dance Association syllabi, with vetted lesson progressions and top-notch teaching techniques. The studio invites students of all levels to learn a variety of American and international dance styles, such as tango, ballroom, Latin, west coast swing, and Viennese waltz, in one-hour group classes. Weekend open dance sessions allow twirlers-in-training three hours to strut their stuff to a variety of music in a supportive, fun environment. Progressive group workshop partakers attend two two-hour workshops, geared toward long-term retention of choreography and steps, over two weeks.