Led by more than 1,000 wellness experts at locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Tennessee, the more than 30,000 members of Prairie Life Fitness have discovered why the company slogan is "Fitness for the Entire Family." The certified trainers and instructors cater to exercisers of various ages and abilities, all within an upscale, welcoming atmosphere. Kids take advantage of engaging childcare activities and youth programs, including swimming lessons, martial arts, and story time. Meanwhile, parents can workout on the latest equipment, including stationary cycles and Pilates machines. Guests can also relax with amenities such as massage therapy, tanning beds, and a whirlpool powered by wholesale bags of Pop Rocks.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class (a $15 value per class) provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags.
With one foot planted in traditional martial-arts pedagogy and the other roundhouse-kicking modern sports science, Tiger Rock Academy schools limbs with fast-paced, total-body fitness classes. The health-and-fitness program consists of Kisado kickboxing, which blends martial arts and nutritional counseling to build up the whole body and tone each strand of hair on the head. Martial arts classes for adults and kids cover counter aggressive forms such as taekwondo and hanmudo, a style based on grappling and takedowns.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on physical well-being with a cornucopia of equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or a random street man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength equipment or top-of-the-line cardio equipment, which features televisions and other media diversions. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary-schoolyard workout.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Platinum Stages
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Pole Sport classes
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: Do not wear lotions or oils on skin prior to class.
Meditation, dance, and cardio boot-camp classes all make up the fitness curriculum at Studio Nia Lincoln, which creates exercise opportunities that target a wide range of goals and skill levels. The studio’s signature Nia classes engage students in full-body workouts that combine the best aspects of dance fitness, martial arts, and the healing power of yoga. In barefoot toning sessions, students stretch and sculpt muscles, finally free from the confines of socks and shoelaces. Yoga and meditation increase body awareness through mindful breathing, and the studio even features kids’ yoga sessions, where younger yogis learn creative movements and meditation set to an age-appropriate soundtrack.