After traveling the globe performing and racking up awards, world-champion dancer Brian Barakauskas returned to his native Louisville to pay homage to the city where he first learned to dance. At his studio, Dance Louisville, Barakauskas and his staff of professional instructors tap into their extensive dance backgrounds to help students reach their own dance goals, whether they want to compete professionally or simply learn a new salsa routine for an upcoming boardroom presentation. Pupils flit across a 2,400-square-foot floating dance floor during both private and group lessons as well as wedding-dance rehearsals.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
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My Gym nurtures physical, cognitive, and emotional development in children while focusing on the specific needs of each age group. By making fitness fun, My Gym fights childhood obesity while simultaneously helping munchkins develop independence and social skills. The facility's professional, well-trained staff will keep up with your kids’ boundless energy using heaps of enthusiasm and an internal perpetual-motion engine. My Gym offers parent participation classes for very young kids, broken down into little bundles (6 weeks to 6 months), tiny tikes (7 to 13 months), waddlers (14 to 22 months), gymsters (23 months to 2.5 years), and terrific tots (2.5 years to 3.25 years), as well as independent sessions for older groups up to 13 years of age.
At Betsy's Hot Yoga, owner Betsy Jones-Cooper and her experienced team ply stiff bodies with tropic-like temperatures to sculpt strong, lean muscle. Dotted with 12 class types ranging from 60 to 90 minutes each, the studio's schedule provides flows to match any fitness level. Beginning benders head to sultry Bikram sessions to flex through 26 poses designed to safely stretch tight tissues and detoxify the body through intense perspiration, precise alignment, and lectures from household sponges. Instructors turn down the thermostat for comfortably warm Vinyasa classes, helping students harmonize breath and movement through an intense, continuous sequence of balances and bends that connect seamlessly through each inhale and exhale. Meditative Yin yoga keeps seats tethered to the floor and minds from wandering with passive backbends and hip-opening postures, and heart-pounding hot-fusion classes pace energetic Bikram and Vinyasa moves to pop tunes and the occasional Benny Hill sketch.