Modern Day Fitness offers a sexy, fun-filled way to get in shape and boost confidence while eschewing monotonous workout routines. In the 60-minute Intro to Pole-Dance Fitness, students will learn pole-dancing fundamentals, including basic movements and safety techniques to improve strength, coordination, and flexibility, while increasing confidence to be sensual and more comfortable around poles. The classes, which combine fitness with artistic dance movements, are limited to four people to ensure that each student gets personalized attention from founder and certified instructor, Ashauna Higgins.
The certified and degreed trainers of Body Evolution don't judge themselves by their personal accomplishments, but by their clients' results. Greg Claycomb, an International Sports Sciences Association–certified trainer, knows that every person is mentally and physically different, so no single fitness approach will work for everyone. Trainers Vince Hogue and Tristen Hines also adhere to this principle, and use their experience to draft workout regimes that inspire clients, nurture their health, and reduce daydreams of owning a house made of Twinkies. To ensure he continues to give clients an optimal workout, ACE nationally recognized and CPR/AED-certified trainer Walt Fleitz regularly attends seminars and studies new methods. His favorite quote from Maya Angelou sums up his beliefs the best, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
The Louisville Ballet prides itself on a commitment to dance education within its community, highlighting its dance school as an ideal place to provide movement instruction for toddling tots and graceful grownups alike. Hoofers ages 15 and up can boogie down, up, or backward in time in the adult-division classes, which span all levels of ballet, Zumba, jazz, hip-hop, and tap classes. Classes are held six days a week in the morning, afternoon, and evening. These fun, low-pressure classes present an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, dust off old gym or toe shoes, and meet new people, putting an end to awkward dance battles with your cumbersome coat rack.
Within the soul-soothing confines of this spa-like studio, expert instructors shepherd yogis of all experience levels to more relaxed, stretchified states. Limb limberers can bend, twist, and levitate with a variety of classes, including the traditional yoga stylings of Vinyasa flow and Hatha. Mothers can include their wee ones with Mommy and Me classes, which engage little twisters in social activities while mommies bend bodies with cosmic pliers. As muscles mold into more soothing, Euclidean-approved shapes, minds can delight in the soothing sounds and sights of candles, world music, and water fountains made of smooth jazz. Check the schedule for class dates and times.
Inside Shine’s wellness studio, humans of all ages will find numerous opportunities to increase their physical and mental health through yoga classes, Nia fitness exercises, and other inner-light-revealing activities. A five-class card ($65) is good for 12 weeks from the time of the first class, and gives customers access to a wide selection of stress-relieving daily classes. Diversely styled yoga workouts train guests to balance their body, mind, and spirit together on one seesaw as they stretch and mold their corpora into brand-new personas. For whole-body conditioning that integrates nine movement forms from martial arts, dance, and healing arts, guests can opt to attend a Nia class, successfully unifying their body’s neurology and musculature like crackers in a blender.
SunnySide Yoga's teachers lead classes through a wide range of yoga styles, from the structural alignment of Iyengar, to the fluid movements of Taoist, or the restorative poses of Hatha. Instructors guide students of all skill levels through the basics and finer points of yoga, helping them through breathing exercises and teaching poses through the use of props, such as straps, blankets, bricks, and multicolored wigs. Each teacher draws from unique life experiences and training⎯such as studying with masters in India or using yoga to overcome an illness⎯to instill a passion for the ancient discipline in their students.
Founded in 1974, Yoga East has spent nearly four decades guiding visitors along the path to mental serenity and physical wellness. The nonprofit educational organization holds more than 75 classes a week at three Louisville studios, inviting guests of all fitness backgrounds to flow through the tableaux of multiple yoga disciplines. Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and gentle yoga cull tension from muscles and foster flexibility. Classes can accommodate skill levels from gentle to advanced by modifying maneuvers and demanding that the tree and mountain poses be performed atop their namesakes.
Each Yoga East instructor has earned certification from Yoga Alliance. Their collective expertise enables the studios to offer teacher training as well as workshops, community events, and additional fitness courses, such as Pilates.