Outshine Dance & Fitness's experienced instructors turn each novice student’s two left feet into jazz-hand companions with a variety of dance and fitness classes. Instead of substituting sneakers for a pair of football helmets, step smoothly after signing up for 45-minute dance classes offered on Mondays and Thursdays, including hip-hop and adult jazz/hip-hop. Zumba fitness classes elevate heart rates while guiding students through Latin-inspired hip-swiveling shimmies, and belly-dancing classes showcase talented tummies as they roll, bob, and twist. Tiny toe-tappers (3-year-olds) can dance during creative movement classes to learn the boogie basics, and fleshoskeleton benders can attend the yoga fitness session or the Limbo 101 class to boost their flexibility and finally learn how to enter homes through chimneys.
Jennifer Anello, BodyRide?s owner, is a certified spin instructor?and while BodyRide is a boutique spinning gym, Jennifer?s love for dance
still shines through in her classes. During workouts, the pulse of music surrounds clients while they spin within a dark studio and let the ambiance lead them on the mental journey of their ride. Her workouts blend pedaling with her signature upper body moves such as lifting weights, pushups, and crunches so that, like dancing, her classes tone the full body.
These BodyRide classes, for which her studio is named, are just one of the many available spinning class styles. Other variations focus on intense calorie burning.
Exercise should be fun. It should never feel like something you have to do, like chores or constantly peering through the blinds to make sure the neighbors don't steal your pool. At least, that's the philosophy adopted by CycleZone of Collegeville. Here, owner Lisa Mattiola has created an environment in which fitness burns both calories and boredom. She's built a team of passionate instructors who run on the same credo. Together, Lisa and the rest of the CycleZone staff keep workouts fresh by varying the routines, whether during indoor cycling, TRX, or barre classes.
Equipment: Kettlebells, TRX, dumbbells, barbells, Precor, FMS, Life Fitness, and bikes
Students should bring: Bottled water, comfortable clothes, and a towel
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 2,300 clubs worldwide, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio, strength, and free-weight machines in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.