Students should bring: Participants should plan to bring a lunch or go out to lunch
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: A snack will be provided on May 10, but you should bring an umbrella for walking between buildings in case of rain
At Virtus Institute, coaches lead varied group fitness classes that help whip bodies into shape and prepare interested exercisers for Spartan obstacle racing. Their training programs take clients through three progressively more intense levels of workout, which work to rebuild bodies into more agile and athletic forms.
Jazzercise, a funk-fueled, head-to-toe regimen, sculpts muscles, boosts energy, and sheds pounds during 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching. It incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Class formats vary too, including special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod or literally make you slightly better at saxophone playing. As for the ittie-ditties, childcare is available during select times at many locations.
Fueled by the belief that the more fun an exercise regimen is, the more likely people will stick with it, instructors at Fitness With A Twist take an unorthodox route to fitness. Instead of stocking the brick-lined studio with cardio gear and free weights, they filled the mirrored space with floor-to-ceiling chrome poles, upon which they demonstrate how to perform gravity defying lifts, spins, and inversions. High heels click against the polished hardwood floors as they teach women the basics of pole dancing during drop-in classes, new uses for familiar seats in chair-dancing sessions, or ways to tone their upper bodies in ab-centric courses or the occasional belly-dancing class. To cater to bridal parties, work friends, or bridge clubs looking for an exciting alternative to conventional gatherings, the staffers also host pole-dancing parties.
Body In Balance Healing Center's clients can build themselves a lifestyle fueled by holistic health from head to toe using the resources available at the center, including therapeutic massage, yoga classes, and alternative spa treatments. Visitors of all skill levels can drop in to open yoga sessions, where they'll either learn or perfect their sun salutations, appeasing the needy star with muscle-fortifying poses and stretches. Massage therapists' kneading techniques aim to release physical and emotional tension, restoring bodies to peak condition, and a menu of face- and body-focused skin services addresses a host of issues with cutting-edge and alternative spa therapies, soothing acne-prone skin with botanicals, banding muscles to prevent age-related drooping, and employing lasers to erase fine lines.
JG Yoga and Wellness owner Jennifer Goebel has been a fitness and wellness enthusiast for just under two decades. But in that stretch, she's packed her mind with a lifetime's worth of education. Jennifer holds certifications in yoga, Pilates, tai chi, aerobics, and spinning. She also has a master's degree in holistic health studies. All of Jennifer's hard work comes to fruition at her studio in Latrobe, where she leads several different types of classes, highlighted by beginner and all-level sessions of yoga. She also offers massage, reiki, and reflexology services by appointment, and yoga-instructor training which implements methods far more effective than having her students write "I will be stretchy" a thousand times on a blackboard.