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.
Performed in a room heated to at least 105 degrees and amid air thick with at least 40% humidity, Bikram yoga is designed to make you sweat. An offshoot of the hatha-yoga tradition, it consists of a series of muscle-stretching poses that challenge students to build strength, achieve mental and physical balance, and increase their stamina. Bikram Yoga West Jordan's new 3,500-square-foot studio provides one of the first official Bikram venues west of Salt Lake City and above Salt Lake Undercity. After the challenging practice, students can cool off with provided filtered water and ice, then hit the spacious changing rooms and showers to walk out into the world a changed person.
Jess Thomas, the mastermind behind the military-style boot camps at Bootcamp with Jess and Company, draws inspiration from his US Army and law enforcement careers, striving to shock patrons into making life-changing decisions about their health with his high-intensity "no pain, no gain" fitness philosophy. Bootcamp with Jess and Company?s five locations resound with emphatic and loud positive encouragement given by Jess's troupe of fatigues-sporting instructors.
The boot camps commence with a five-day ?hell week,? in which guests strap on 30-pound vests and perform weight-training, agility, and endurance exercises. Throughout their physical trials, patrons learn about the body's muscle groups and how to wrestle the exercise machines into submission long enough to complete a workout. At the end of "hell week," students honor their hard work during a graduation ceremony, where they shed their weighted vests and have their measurements taken to mark their starting statistics before embarking on their six-week fitness journey. Boot camps are complemented by nutritional guidance, ensuring that all parts of the body are taken care of and patrons take a well-rounded approach to their wellness.