Mel Markowski believes in the power of dance. To her, dancing is more than an art form—it’s a way of life. To that end, she has dedicated herself to helping others dance their way to health. Her cardio hip-hop classes pair high-energy dance moves with infectious music, enabling students to get their heart rates up while enjoying themselves. Mel demonstrates easy-to-follow moves first, allowing slow-footed students or overeager centaurs to follow along and let loose.
From open until close, the energetic Zumba instructors at Fit You Studios lead groups through easy-to-follow dance moves in a judgment-free environment. The aerobic maneuvers synch up with Latin rhythms and other international tunes made by chart-topping artists and Grammy Award–winning cardiologists. For those who like to dance like their kids aren't watching, Fit You Studios also offers free childcare during each one-hour session. Sweat-soaked dancers can rehydrate with complimentary alkaline water, which aims to boost metabolism and neutralize acid in the blood stream.
The staffs of Omni Health and Fitness Center and Club Fitness want to be a one-stop shop for their members' fitness needs. The clubs vary in size from 50,000 to 30,000 square feet, all stocked with more than 75 cardio machines, tens of thousands of pounds of free weights, and strength-training equipment from Hammer Strength and Life Fitness. Parents can drop their kids off at the Kids Zone or Children's Nursery before pumping iron or grabbing a spot in the cardio cinema room, an area that, like Jack LaLanne’s living room, allows people to work out while enjoying a movie in surround sound. The gyms' trainers, meanwhile, lead one-on-one training sessions, as well group fitness classes that range from yoga to popular Les Mills classes, including BodyPump. After workouts, members can cool down at the smoothie bar.
In an environment suitable for the whole family, The Body Bar’s encouraging team of fitness coaches and trainers empowers exercisers to reshape their bodies and stay physically fit through group workouts and one-on-one sessions. Visitors seeking full-body transformations can torch calories with intense boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions and complement exercise with a variety of nutrition plans. The studio’s schedule replaces boring workout routines with exhilarating, heart-pumping classes such as pole fitness, Zumba, and hip-hop for kids.
The beat of international tunes pulses throughout the room as feet stomp the floor and arms slice through the air. Instructor Michelle Fisher guides students through calorie-burning Zumba classes, which are driven by the syncopated rhythm of Latin music. Fast-paced, synchronized dance moves, which are traditionally used to indicate that somebody is about to sing about moving to Hollywood, instead tone muscles and provide a solid cardio workout.
The instructors at Just Dance Studios help others in their quest for slender forms with fun, fast-paced Zumba classes. The one-hour classes combine Latin-inspired beats with fluid, easy-to-follow movements to torch calories and tone physiques.