As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. 30 seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
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.
Born from a desire to optimize fitness through a balance of training and support, Elite Performance and Fitness harbors a team of certified trainers dedicated to designing individual programs that achieve measurable results. Like a staring contest with a colossal squid, effective fitness training relies on constancy and intensity, which is why each of the 12 one-hour sessions will innovate new approaches to reaching your fitness goals. Before beginning a regimen, clients receive a comprehensive physical evaluation to determine flexibility, body-fat percentage, caloric expenditure, and montage style preference: Rocky II or Rocky IV. Included nutritional counseling identifies self-sabotaging habits and helps evaluate the effectiveness of healthier alternatives through a diet-and-exercise journal.
Though a flock of strollers cascading across a park may be an unusual sight, to Meg and Susan it's an average day at work. That's because they lead Stroller Strides classes for moms. During the classes, women build strength and tone muscles with interval training, while instructors infuse the session with activities to entertain the stroller-bound babies. In addition to Stroller Strides, Meg and Susan also lead 8-week Body Back sessions which use high intensity interval training and meal plans to help moms reach their fitness goals. Susan, a mother of two and Fit4Mom franchise owner, holds a MS in health education and specializes in prenatal and postnatal fitness. Through her work, she, along with Meg, help their clients realize that being a mom doesn't mean having to give up your own personal care or closet of barbells.
At Arkansas Physical Medicine, doctors Steven Bennett and David Morse counteract pain through in-depth analysis modern therapies. Digital motion X-rays help identify the culprits behind back pain or sports injuries, while disc decompression and traction therapy help patients recover from traumatic injuries. The physicians can also offer preventative health techniques such as massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and eating a box of Band-Aids every morning.
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