Owned and operated by fitness consultant Kathleen Rea, Regeneration offers yoga, Pilates, yogalates, and cardio sculpt classes for keeping the body as close to its factory settings as possible. The yogalates class is the result of cross-breeding yoga and Pilates, both of which are also offered as separate classes, and is designed to maximize the body's muscle tone, improve its flexibility, and pour a fresh batch of strength into its core. During the cardio sculpt class, light weights and resistance training help tone bodies while increasing the odds of out-swimming an angry hippo. Walk-ins are welcome, but calling ahead is preferred.
The experienced trainers at CrossFit Little Rock school fitness-seekers of all levels in the fundamentals of the signature CrossFit program during Bulletproof, the required introductory course. Structured around lower-intensity cultivation of flexibility, mobility, and tissue work, the three-week, six-session program prepares students in groups of 12 or less to effectively pounce on the high-intensity fitness regimen. Classes designed to steel physiques against potential injury by ratcheting up the body's range of motion ready participants for CrossFit, which incorporates elements of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, and rowing with power-lifting moves, such as bench-pressing rolled-up strongmen. An initial 15-minute phone consultation lets certified trainers get to know clients and their ever-present Hulk Hogan apparitions while helping to establish individual goals. All students also get a 30-minute follow-up one-on-one personal assessment to track progress. Check the schedule for class times.
At Westside MMA, professional mixed-martial-arts instructors tutor students in the calorie-destroying, stress-relieving methods of attack and defense. Having trained everyone from first-timers to internationally competitive pros, the Westside MMA staff is fully equipped to teach pupils the fundamentals of kickboxing. Participants will relish a month of fun, challenging workouts while getting their gloves on proper punch and kick techniques, blocking skills, and footwork drills designed to make full-contact ballroom dancing less intimidating. In addition to forging a stronger core and increasing flexibility in its practitioners, kickboxing can help build confidence, and as a practical self-defense method, it has proved to be 100% more effective than carrying around a balloon with a scary face drawn on it.
Inside Barefoot Studio's spacious, 4,000-square-foot facility, instructors guide students through a variety of yoga classes according to experience levels in two separate practice spaces. The studio’s team of studied yoga instructors lead students through a seven-day schedule of morning and evening 90-minute stretch sessions, including a beginners' class to acquaint newbies with the foundational postures and breathing exercises necessary for more advanced classes. Veterans gather for Hot Fusion Yoga classes in a 92- to 95-degree room, letting the heat maximize their flexibility and appreciation for January. Hatha and Vinyasa classes are also available. Yin Yoga instructors help students target the deep connective tissues surrounding the joints and the muscles around the hips, pelvis, and lower back by holding postures for 3–10 minutes at a time. Though the studio hosts educational workshops and special events, this Groupon is only valid for 90-minute yoga classes.
Led by former college football player and Master Drill Instructor Delnorte Chunn, the crew at Fitness Bootcamp Inc. shows its clients how to boost endurance, increase muscle, and lose weight using only their bodies as resistance. Over the course of the outdoor boot camp, which combines strength and cardio training in functional exercises, participants track their daily deeds in food and workout logs. In turn, the staff keeps them motivated with daily support and nutritional education, as well as a survival party at the end of the camp.
The staff at Health & Fitness In The Heights focus on the needs of each exerciser with a fully stocked gym and a handful of personalized services. A surveillance system stands guard overhead as patrons access the gym’s fleet of ellipticals, treadmills, bikes, and strength-training machinery 24/7. During staffed hours, Zumba, kickboxing, and boot-camp classes inspire students to build sweaty camaraderie and burn lingering calories. The gym’s personal trainers also tailor workouts to target a spectrum of bodily woes with exercise regimens, nutrition plans, and stolen pages from Richard Simmons's diary.