The fitness experts at Body Evolution snap muscles into shape during hour-long boot camp sessions and workouts held as early as 5 a.m. In boot camp and CrossFit sessions, trainers work to fight fat and sculpt muscles by leading cardio and weight intervals beneficial to both men's and women's physiques.
Diva Zone's pole-dancing lessons encourage women to embrace the beauty of their bodies while strengthening self-confidence and muscles. During one-hour small group classes ($10 each), students take a test twirl around the practice pole as instructors spin their bodies in sensual circles, combining gymnastic grace with the seductive shapes of adults-only geometry tests.
In a renovated historic studio with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and bright windows, the expert instructors at Cor Pilates help students mold their muscles, build power, and fortify their cores for better balance and posture. The Pilates Stretch for Beginners class features long, gentle extensions that can be tailored for those with joint pain or uncalibrated wristwatches. Students in the Matwork class modify movements with bands, rollers, and adverbs to increase or decrease the challenge according to ability levels, and guests in Cor Bar: Fitness are served a cocktail of ballet barre exercises, Pilates, and dance movements designed to burn fat, tone muscles and prepare pupils for vigilante performances of Swan Lake.
Equipment: We use Hugger Mugger blocks, bolsters, and straps.
Students should bring: A yoga mat, towel, and water (especially for hot classes).
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We motivate our students in two ways. First, we bring the routine to the student's level. Regardless of where you start on your transformation there is always a level of intensity that will be appropriate. Even if you [have] very limited strength, flexibility, or range of movement, there is a yoga workout that will help you make progress. Second, the benefits of a yoga practice can be felt immediately. After each class students will experience increased mental clarity, enhanced mood, and an overall energized and revitalized feeling that stays with them.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
In yoga practice we have a saying. "Today, just be where you are, and let that be enough." Yoga is a gentle form of transformation that changes the whole body, including the mind. The major changes (like weight loss) that are experienced are not the point of practicing but rather a side effect of the practice. The point of the practice is the purification of the body and mind in their current forms. Continuing this purification leads the student down a path where the body and mind become healthy and thus beautiful. Health is not a goal. It is a way of life.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Music can definitely be a tool for setting the tone of the class. In our more intense classes we will play more upbeat music, and in classes that are geared more toward relaxation we will play more relaxing music.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Yoga is ultimately a meditation. In our busy world we often forget to take time to allow our minds to relax. Many people cannot even begin to quiet their minds. Yoga teaches the techniques necessary for learning focus, concentration, and meditation. The mind is involved in every aspect of life. Developing the mind's abilities will therefore benefit every aspect of life.
Beginning in 2001 as a small fitness operation in the basement of an office building, Pure Barre has since blossomed into a widely acclaimed, widely publicized approach to exercise with a nationwide following. Dancer, choreographer, and fitness buff Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre more than a decade ago in Birmingham, MI. Since then, Carrie has traveled around the country, hopping from gym to gym demonstrating the innovative program that draws techniques from ballet. Much like angering a witch with a penchant for frog spells, performing the Pure Barre technique can be a fast and effective way to transform your body. Motivating music slices through the 60-minute workouts, each of which utilizes a ballet barre and small isometric movements designed to burn fat and tone muscles.
Whether members tend to hit the gym late at night or take a group class first thing in the morning, Rush Results Fitness Center makes it easy to get in great shape by giving their members 24/7 access to the facilities. They also offer complimentary childcare, so moms and dads can know their kids are safe and entertained while they get a good workout in. Aside from the group classes, personal trainers are also available to meet on a one-on-one with clients to tailor a workout program and optimize nutritional plans.