Get Hot Yoga's certified instructors help students burn calories and sweat out toxins in hot-yoga classes, available seven days a week in a heated studio. Choose the 90-minute Hatha class, which emphasizes proper pose alignment and breathing exercises, or master dance-like postures and sinister belly laughs in the 60-minute Vinyasa power class. Get Hot Yoga also hosts a Wild Card class, an open-ended 60-minute session that flows to the rhythm of each instructor's imagination by incorporating Hatha, Vinyasa, or a mixture of both. Instructors work with each student's abilities during all classes by modifying poses or upping the level of difficulty as needed.
Lee's Martial Arts' physically fit instructors sculpt students of all dance and fitness levels into pleasing shapes with a schedule of fun, energetic, Latin-infused workouts. Ten Zumba classes employ alternating dance rhythms motivated by high-energy international beats to rid the body of unwanted weight and evict delinquent burritos from waistlines. Pupils of all skill levels can burn up to 800 flammable calories per session, toning the upper and lower body as well as the abs and core, while increasing the heart rate and upping oxygen intake. The group sessions hold up to 40 people, aiming to build an energetic and encouraging community, while offering plenty of opportunity to snag locks of hair for a friendship journal.
Rebecca Duty, Tahoma Athletic Club's regional manager, drew from her 15-year career in the fitness industry to engineer the ideal gym. She brought in Precor cardio equipment—including treadmills, elliptical machines, bikes, and steppers—then filled the cycle studios with Star Trac stationary bikes. She picked out Paramount plate-loaded equipment, Hammer Strength training machines, TRX equipment, and Iron Grip free weights. Duty calibrated everything with convenience in mind, down to the video-monitored childcare area. Since a TV perches on every piece of cardio equipment, parents can readily tune in and watch their tots between episodes of Suddenly Susan.
In addition to leading personal-training sessions, Tahoma Athletic Club's instructors lead group exercise classes such as TRX Suspension Training and yoga. Guests can also bronze in the Maple Valley location's SunMaster tanning beds or Lakeland's Montego Bay standup units.