Hard Exercise Works helps clients improve their physical health with intense total-body workout regimens for all fitness levels and sage nutrition advice within a supportive fitness community. Dedicated coaches push attendees to reach their goals in classes that accommodate up to 50 students, ensuring pupils' safety by demonstrating proper technique. Each workout consists of an ever-changing sequence of intense exercises, intended to improve strength and stamina over a five-week period. In addition to a vigorous fitness regimen, the gym's nutrition philosophy promotes well-being outside of class sessions by either prescribing a five-week diet for students or teaching them how to photosynthesize their own food.
AllStar's experience, upbeat instructors help pupils hone their gymnastics skills in a constructive learning environment. Depending on their age and experience level, youngsters can enlist in one of four different recreational classes—White Cubs, Silver Cubs, Gym Cubs, or Gym Cats—to study gym safety and practice back-bending maneuvers on modified, kid-friendly equipment. Each session lasts an hour and enhances flexibility, balance, strength, and agility, increasing your child's chances of making it to the Olympics or somersaulting in slow motion off of a truck right before Vin Diesel blows it up with guns. Check the online schedule for specific class times.
With locations in Midtown and Duluth, the Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta teaches aspiring ballroom kings and queens how to confidently execute such staples as traditional waltz, foxtrot, salsa, and swing. A cast of instructors brings years of experience to the dance floor as they shepherd their charges through rug-cutting private and group lessons, dissipating patrons’ nervousness with a cheerful demeanor and constant reassurance that their high-school crushes aren't watching. The studios' weekly parties give students the chance to mingle with their peers and practice freshly learned techniques in a laid-back environment.
Led by owner René Serrate, the team of trainers at U First Fitness emphasizes natural toning techniques that leave clients feeling as good as they look. Certified by national accrediting bodies and well-versed in the intricacies of numerous exercise disciplines, these trainers don't just talk the talk—many of them used the workouts they now teach to get in shape themselves. They specialize in creating custom weight-loss regimens and meal plans centered clean eating and tailored to each client’s personal goals. The plans are comprised of activities such as group and one-on-one fitness training, nutrition counseling, and online coaching, a more effective source of moral support than a trophy etched with “You Tried.”
True Fitness Boot Camp's owner and instructor, Matthew McMillan, develops high-intensity boot-camp workouts designed to efficiently slim down bodies. A Dragon Door–certified hard-style kettlebell instructor, Matthew also leads students through exercises such as slow-motion pushups, lunges, burpees, and tuck jumps.
Within the expansive, red-floor studio, groups of boot campers huff and puff during intense, 45-minute sessions designed specifically to burn off weight. Certified personal trainers and profoundly confused lion tamers roam the floor, leading exercisers through strength training with kettlebells and heavy ropes to amp up muscles, and interval cardio that gets rid of calories. A suite of 21 morning classes a week fits nicely into busy schedules. For more focused attention, personal coaches take clients under their rippling wings, creating menu plans, taking measurements, and giving out personal email addresses and phone numbers.
The philosophy of Johns Creek Yoga is that, regardless of whether students attend classes to attain spiritual peace, physical harmony, or stress-free quietude, practicing yoga always transforms a person’s body, mind and spirit. During classes, knowledgeable and well-traveled instructors⎯all certified by the National Yoga Alliance⎯lead students through a variety of yoga poses, which are able to transform upright humans into downward-facing canines. Beginning and advanced yogis are welcome, and the studio also schedules sessions for teens and toddlers, in addition to specialty classes such as hot yoga and gentle yoga.