At Yoga Monkey + Fitness, Aleasha Sholes and Angie Howard want all of their staff and students to behave like monkeys. The co-owners covet the animal's playful spirit, physical poise, and social nature, encouraging guests to embrace these qualities with a variety of classes. Whether they are leading Vinyasa yoga sequences or kickboxing jabs in their two workout studios, their constructive attitudes boost both moods and heart rates. They continuously strive to redefine each student's limits, though they never lose sight of the ideal balance among work, play, and meditation dream duels. Their health-care backgrounds—Aleasha was a nurse, and Angie devises wellness programs for independent and assisted-living facilities—give them the anatomical know-how to customize their programs based on different strength levels.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
At Indy Core Wellness & Fitness, qualified fitness professionals impart their knowledge to help clients of all skill levels burn fat, build muscle, and maintain their overall health using a wealth of weight-training and cardio exercise techniques. Each instructor holds extensive certifications⎯such as owner Kim Rockey's master of science in physical education or Andrew Souder's corrective-exercise certification and extra set of biceps⎯to help clients maximize the benefits of a workout during one-on-one training and nutrition-guidance sessions. The center’s pristine gym space is filled with free weights, resistance machines, and treadmills to help members with their daily routines, whereas yoga, Zumba, boot camp, and full-body TRX suspension classes help small groups get in shape safely and swiftly.
When Katie Groves headed to Marian University to study religious education and Spanish, she didn't leave her 17 years of dance experience behind. Instead, she decided to share her love of dance and fitness with others in her own Zumba classes. The junior in college cranks up thumping beats to set a dance-party tone for her energetic classes, which don't require dance experience or a set of glow sticks for fingers. Students of all fitness levels can follow her easy-to-follow choreography, as she clearly demonstrates the Latin-inspired moves and aerobic routines, which tone bodies and boost cardiovascular health.
In addition to dreaming up with fun events, such as a country-themed Zumba class, Katie has put her twinkle toes to work hosting a fundraiser for an animal rescue and sanctuary.
Venezuelan-born Cesar Acosta worked a slew of jobs—including in construction and a pizza restaurant—before finding his niche as a licensed Zumba fitness instructor. He and a staff of instructors guide students through over 20 fitness classes every week. Zumba and Zumba Toning—are set to catchy international beats. The studio also features another dance-oriented class called Back It Up, which includes modified dances from popular music videos with hip-hop and krump dance moves. Insanity, Pilates Barre, Piloxing, and PiYo round out the variety of sweat-inducing classes.
The certified trainers at Inertia Fit Club aim to get bodies in motion and keep them in motion with an eclectic mix of group classes, including trendy movements such as BUTI Yoga, R.I.P.P.E.D., and Real Ryder Indoor Cycling. In addition, they rely on personal-training programs to meet individual fitness goals, be they losing weight, building strength, or growing as a student athlete. Both group and personal sessions take place in a bright and expansive space surrounded by orange or purple walls, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and large windows.