Adio Fit makes losing weight fun. A team of fitness experts and personal trainers encourage patrons of all fitness levels to reach their lifestyle and fitness goals with goal-setting, nutrition education and workshops, and indoor group training. Group workouts include social programs such as 5Ks, running obstacle courses, and half-marathon training. Adio also offers individual coaching and fun and creative workouts.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
When certified fitness instructor Dawn Markley-Stueven mastered the art of teaching Zumba, she still wasn't satisfied. Hungry for more fitness knowledge, she learned all of the workout's offshoots, including Zumba gold—a slower-paced version for seniors—and Zumba toning, which adds maraca-shaped weights to the dance routines. Her Z Circuit classes are probably the biggest departure from the traditional Zumba workout. These 40-minute classes bookend one-minute resistance-training reps with Zumba moves, sculpting muscles with an ever-varied combination of cardio and strength work.
Dawn hosts all of these lessons at Club Z Style Fitness. Though lively Zumba choreography is her specialty, she also spices up the curriculum at her studio with other offerings, from yoga to boot-camp and personal training. She even takes her expertise into the water with Zumba Aqua and swimming classes held at the YWCA or in any home with a burst pipe.
Distance runner Tony Estes has dashed across the finish line of 18 marathons and countless other races. Nowadays, at Fitness In Training, he shows others how he did it during running and walking training programs for 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and marathons, the running craze that started as an ancient Greek prank. For less cardio-minded workouts, Estes dons his personal trainer cap for one-on-one workouts.
The closets of the instructors at Topeka Jiu Jitsu Academy must look like the inside of an exploded rainbow, bursting with belts of all colors. Marc Monaco, for example, boasts a brown belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu and a third-degree black belt in American jiu jitsu. David Owens and Steve Twemlow each sport a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu and black belts in various other disciplines.
With their extensive training, they lead students of all ages through jiu jitsu classes, teaching them submission grappling and advanced techniques. They also help students build the power they need to put their techniques to use in strength and conditioning classes. Their women's self-defense classes show ladies how to safely protect themselves in real-world threatening situations.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across 19 states, building a devoted clientele with boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses cardio training to satisfy people’s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a vaudevillian jukebox. Participants build strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or burn calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.