High-energy music sets the stage at Inspired Fitness, where instructors lead students through easy-to-follow choreographed dance routines during dance-fitness classes. The popular Zumba class is a total-body workout, while other classes focus on specific parts of the body, such as FAB?s abs and glutes workout. If it's too hard to choose just one workout, Inspired also offers Combo classes that meld Zumba with TNT or FAB sessions.
Fitness Evolution's gyms span the country, from California to Maryland, hosting hassle-free workouts on their high-quality equipment or in a wide range of group classes led by upbeat instructors. The staff strives to maintain an open, inviting atmosphere at all times, whether helping clients operate free weights or offering encouragement to Aqua Fit and indoor cycling classes. Fitness Evolution conveniently offers some nutritional guidance and exercise training online with goal-oriented workouts, meal plans, and recommendations on the best strategies for going outside.
When Vicki Dixon tells her students, "You can do it and are worth it!" she knows what she's talking about. With her husband, they lost more than 100 pounds once they started doing Zumba together. But not only did she shed pounds and gain energy: she wanted to share her experience with others, so they could also party their way into shape with Zumba. She and her husband became licensed Zumba instructors, and now do just that at Zumba Queen V.
Surfing indoors typically requires an open-face waterbed and a high-powered hair dryer, but not at Surf Xtreme. The recreation center?s automated surf simulator, the Flowrider, creates the illusion of surfing with shallow, fast-moving water, which flows at speeds of up to 30 mph. Constructed of a trampoline-like material, the floor cushions falls as effectively as the marshmallow floors of Candy Land?s retirement homes, and CPR-certified attendants ensure surfers cruise safely through the ride?s heated waters.
For a break from aquatic shenanigans, guests can bound about the 2,400-square-foot trampoline area that flanks the simulator. Kids and adults can cavort with unrestrained glee, ricocheting off the walls bordered by protective padding. Alternatively, youngsters can take to the paintball field, whose customizable bunkers can be configured for games of Capture the Flag or Last Man Standing.
At Premier Fitness, personal trainers and exercise gurus help clients build muscle, burn fat, and bump up stamina with a wealth of private lessons, boot camps, classes, and high-tech equipment. Members work out at any time of day or night with 24/7 access to the gym, while trainers and fellow members push each other past fitness goals with friendly, positive motivation. You can fuse fun and fitness with an extensive schedule of group classes such as Hot Hula, which isolates glutes, abs, and arms with Polynesian dance styles, or TRX, which builds balance and core stability through suspension, like tightrope walking or learning to levitate.
Athletik Performance Studio is a small gym with a big goal: help clients get in shape and have fun doing it. To accomplish this tall order, the studio’s certified personal trainers oversee sessions that range in approach from Latin-spiced Zumba to team-oriented boot camps to playful-yet-powerful hula-fitness sessions. As enthusiastic as they are motivational, the trainers welcome students of all sorts, from those who simply want to lose weight or get their heart pumping to those who want to overcome major obstacles such as injuries or lawschoolyard bullies.