Karve Studio's chief aim is in its name: to carve sculpted bodies with trim waistlines and lean but powerful limbs. Its instructors meet the task with the signature Karve workout, which fuses a variety of exercises into a single fitness regime. Ballet-barre moves, yoga, Pilates, core conditioning, and stretching work together to not only strengthen and tone but also add length to muscles.
Yoga & Divine Movement Studio offers a versatile collection of group exercise classes, all designed to usher in new heights of physical, mental, and spiritual health. The 55-minute beginners' yoga class uncoils stressed bodies and works long-forgotten muscles, which are often the subject of ridicule by the abs, biceps, and other, more popular muscles. Experienced yogis can test their bendy mettle with Ashtanga yoga, and those looking to curry favor with their aching joints can offer a body-boosting bribe of restorative yoga. Belly dancing, Zumba, and Nia—a rhythmic synthesis of Eastern and Western dance moves that allows for creativity and self-expression—offer dance-based methods of shedding calories without the chafing polyester associated with disco marathons.
Bree Johnson was just 14 when she kicked off her lustrous dancing career as a performer in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Olympics. Since then, she's carried the torch of success even further, eventually winning titles such as Miss Congeniality and landing dream jobs on So You Think You Can Dance, the MTV Music Awards, and numerous TV commercials. Fueled by her successful foray in the world of professional dance, she decided to share her passion in an accessible way that inspires others to lead healthy and active lives. To pull off such an endeavor, she enlisted a team of talented instructors to help her cultivate a supportive and educational community where dancers of all fitness levels can get in shape during unique aerobic Ballet Blast fitness classes.
Bree and her team combine intense cardio with dancer-specific moves while blaring high-energy tunes, aiming to equip students with increased flexibility, slimmer waistlines, and lean muscles similar to those of ballerinas and drawn-and-quartered bodybuilders.
As a high-school-athletics coach that engaged in a wide variety of workout systems, Crossfit Cedar Ridge owner Doug Meacham found the CrossFit method was a natural fit. Instead of engaging in numerous exercise routines to meet optimal results, he could obtain the same results with the ever-changing and intense daily workouts of CrossFit. It’s a system that uses functional movements, training the body to be ready for all physical activities—from the athletic to the quotidian. He and his team of trainers teach the system in a group setting that fosters camaraderie as well as a sense of commitment to each other and their goals.
Intent on improving visitors' confidence as well as their physical fitness, the trainers at Self Defense Utah teach classes that draw inspiration from both self-defense systems and traditional workout regimens. These lessons in krav maga: a marital art that prepares students of all ages to protect and extricate themselves from real-world threats. The instructors also offer personal-training sessions and group classes, which use everything from kickboxing and muay thai to yoga and agility training to create programs that help individuals live stronger and healthier lifestyles.
Named one of Utah Valley Magazine’s top three places to exercise in 2010, Sweaty Chix Fitness offers 15 different group classes each week to coax water from pores with cardio, dancing, free weights, and hula hoops.