Our commitment to quality instruction in a professional atmosphere provides those students who have dreams and aspirations of a career in dance with comprehensive training, while simultaneously affording dance opportunities to those seeking a creative and recreational outlet.
Despite the name, you’re not likely to find many girly men at Gurleyman FitClub. The gym, which welcomes both men and women of all fitness levels, regularly holds classes that feature a different workout each day. Designed to ignite results while also being fun and friendly, the workouts often incorporate exercises such as running, rowing, and weightlifting, as well as bodyweight exercises, such as pushups, balancing techniques, and stretches.
A sports-performance facility for athletes of all skill levels, Trident Athletics enlists an expert staff to build results-oriented workouts using exercise physiology know-how and clients' fitness goals. Fitness assessments that include movement screenings, body-composition analyses, BioSignature Modulation evaluations, and baton-twirling recitals guide each client's journey by establishing a baseline for measuring progress. The trainer also analyzes the client's eating habits and other lifestyle factors to craft a wellness plan that corrects weakness by marshalling existing strengths. Finally, trainers construct workout blueprints that feature exercises to boost muscle, energy, and the metabolism's power to change TV channels. CrossFit classes, which are inspired by Olympic lifting and gymnastics, bolster physiques with scalable barbell moves, bodyweight exercises, and stamina-building plyometrics. Consult the class schedule for dates and times.
A former competitive figure skater, certified instructor Ashleigh Rose started practicing Pilates in 2003 while recuperating from a car accident. After more than 900 hours of training, Rose received her first certification in 2007 from the Physical Mind Institute and her second in 2009 from Body Arts and Science International. Her dedication to Pilates has earned her teaching positions both nationally and internationally, from Mexico to South Carolina to Narnia.
The enthusiasm is palpable in Rose’s studio, Pilates Plus Tacoma, where individuals and groups can learn to use Pilates equipment or eschew it in favor of Pilates mat, Zumba, barre, or TRX classes. The Pilates classes focus on six fundamental principles—centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, flow, and counting—and yield a bevy of benefits, including a reduction in stress and fat.
Andrea de Gruchy has been dazzling audiences at local theaters, restaurants, and festivals with her belly-dancing skills ever since her mother introduced her to the art at the tender age of 4. She brings her years of performance and teaching experience to her studio, BeliRaq Dance Fitness LLC, where she conducts classes and workshops for women of all experience levels. She structures classes so that students not only learn belly-dancing techniques and movements, but also improve core strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.
Little did Arthur Murray know when he opened the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in 1912 that it would play an integral part in history. It was a dance studio that helped revolutionize direct mail advertising and led Murray to be the first person in the world to broadcast live dance music on the radio. By the 1930s, he had his instructors teaching new dances including “The Big Apple,” followed by the “Teeny Banana” on first-class steamship cruises. His instructors moved from steamships to big screens, teaching actors dance moves and starring in such films as Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever. By then, the studio had inspired the hit song “Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry” by Betty Hutton and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Today, the studio’s name appears on the pages of Vogue, Martha Stewart Wedding, and Sports Illustrated.
Aside from remaining a presence in media and cities around the world, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio gets feet moving by teaching popular dances that include the cha-cha, fox trot, salsa, samba, and swing. The studio instructs on a variety of dances that help people look cool at bar mitzvahs, nightclubs, crosswalks, and anywhere dance is popular.:m]]
As he was growing up, Isaac Ho wore a sweater outside for all seasons in hopes of disguising a heavy frame. When he did shed his unwanted pounds through exercise, he still felt somewhat unfulfilled—the routines to which he had devoted countless hours didn't strike him as efficient or fun. He began to experiment with fitness techniques, amassing a list of methods that produced results without sacrificing safety or endorsing quick fixes, such as wearing water wings under your clothes. His research led him to become a certified personal trainer and weight-loss specialist, and his drive to educate others has inspired doctors, gym owners, and fellow fitness experts alike. Today, Isaac runs BeFit Tacoma as the culmination of his trials and subsequent discoveries. He enlists other personal trainers based both on their skills and their personalities, believing that charisma goes a long way toward encouraging clients. Inside the private facility, programs from boot camp to semi-private training spark a metamorphosis in guests. Isaac receives clients at any initial fitness level and guides them on their quest to lose weight, tone muscle, and eat healthily, assuring them that "it's not where you start, it's where you finish."