Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: We help your best be better.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: fitness boxing
Recommended Age Group: all ages
Brass Boxing and Fitness's curriculum combines fitness and martial arts, catering to members interested in each category with a broad array of classes. Fitness classes often take exercises from the fighting ones, and fighters often use the more-fitness focused sessions to help them get in top shape. In both classes, instructors focus on good form above all, making sure students learn healthy, proper ways to perform martial arts moves so that they can sustain an intense workout or compete at their best in the ring, even if "Eye of the Tiger" isn't playing the background.
Of course, that's not to say every class is the same; each session retains its individual focus. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor, for instance, focuses on techniques that he uses to compete in international tournaments. The youth mixed-martial-arts teacher centers instruction around anti-bullying techniques, as well as the principles of discipline, kindness, awareness, and toughness.
Spurred by a drive to instill children with a love for the arts and to build their self-esteem, professional actor Miles McMahon helms an array of educational programs at Theatre of the Imagination. He and his staff of local theater lovers build on more than 2,000 successful children's theatrical productions through creative summer camps, acting and performance classes, special workshops, and birthday parties for performers in prekindergarten through ninth grade. Miles writes a completely new work for each class and camp, using the script to immerse students in a cooperative, creative environment while freeing them from the pressures of lead roles, auditions, and autographer's elbow. Staff members can also conduct Movie Star Acting birthday parties, where they shoot a short film with the birthday child as the star.
The certified trainers at F3 Fitness say they're "in the business of changing lives." That's because they work to help each of their clients achieve customized, tangible results, whether the desired outcome is weight loss, gained muscle tone, or simply better health. Believing that everyone should have access to affordable personal training, F3 Fitness offers one-on-one sessions in their fitness center, stocked with functional fitness equipment such as heavy punching bags, free weights, and kettlebells. Clients work out in a motivating and laid-back environment, and feel encouragement to realize goals with a supportive trainer and body-building alter-ego.
A hair studio, yoga den, and holistic wellness center might seem like a unique combination, but it makes perfect sense to founders Holly Williams and Angela Cronk. Both come from work backgrounds in beauty services and maintain personal lifestyles that emphasize holistic wellness—creating the roots of their center that combines the best of both worlds. At Hagoyah, they’ve assembled a team of stylists, massage therapists, yoga instructors, and life coaches that provides just those things to all of their clients and students, helping them achieve a personal balance between the physical and mental.
On a regular day at Hagoyah, a massage therapist soothes muscles with various techniques, and elsewhere instructors move through relaxing yoga poses within heated rooms. Aestheticians create their own facial products for clients, and stylists with John Paul Mitchell and other credentials cut and color hair to complement their clients’ looks. The services don't stop at the studio, though. Life coaches and nutritional coaches are also on hand to help clients make lifelong positive changes that can bolster their health inside and out.
Pilates instructors helm classes that include mat-based sessions and Pilates circuits, stocking their studio with reformers, chairs, and other equipment designed to help students get the most out of the core-strengthening and posture-aligning movements. The precision-barre teachers, meanwhile, tap into dance backgrounds as they lead groups through limb-lengthening workouts inspired by ballet classes and Stretch Armstrong?s exercise tapes from the '80s. They also offer Precision Fab 5 classes, Fat Blast Reformer classes, workshops, and more.
At City Gym, exercisers don't just build healthy bodies, they cultivate community by sharing their goals and cheering each other to the finish line. To facilitate this process, certified personal trainers corral them in the studio's classrooms, which brim with calorie-torching cycling routines, core-toning Pilates movements, and boot camps that pair cardio and calisthenics with constant motivation. Trainers also lead one-on-one sessions that revolve around specific objectives such as losing weight or boosting energy levels. In the gym, plate-loaded weight machines and Life Fitness elliptical trainers foster enough strength and stamina to give a piggyback ride to a full-grown warthog. After sweating sessions, exercisers can retire to the spa-like locker room, where hot showers rinse away sweat and stress.