Within the Dallas School of Burlesque, instructors and students let down their defenses and embrace their sensuality. With a variety of classes, the instructors teach students to shake their hips in the burlesque dance classes, undulate their stomachs in belly dancing, touch their toes with the flexibility class, and emulate grace with feather fan dancing. Additional classes such as salsa, swing, gogo, adult ballet, yoga, and more are also available.
After eight months of taking Zumba classes, Dominique Lasha’e had a sudden realization—this was the longest she’d ever been committed to a fitness routine. The now-certified Zumba instructor, who has owned a marketing and event company for more than 16 years, combines her party-planning experience and love of Zumba workouts to host infectious dance parties. Drawing from a range of easy-to-follow international dance moves including Latin styles, hip hop, meringue, reggae, and cumbia, she helps guests of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness goals while simultaneously preparing them to reign victorious in-office dance-offs that determine who gets promoted. High-energy international tunes fuel guests as they shimmy and shake their way towards overall well-being.
Within the pleasant yellow walls of S4L Studios, upbeat music mingles with the whirs of stationary bike wheels and the motivational words of instructor Keith Owens. The former college football player energizes students with a structured regimen, which he learned in a competitive athletic-training program and from years of teaching. Students tone their lower body and abs while bolstering cardiovascular health atop one of the 28 Spinner NXT bikes, pedaling at their own pace and fueling themselves on the student camaraderie that permeates each class. Unlike running marathons or standing in for Lou Ferrigno’s pogo stick, spinning provides exercisers with a low-impact activity that’s easy on the joints.
Tread Fitness rescues gymless wanderers from fitness ruts and returns them to the path of dynamic exercise, employing a program that emphasizes the acceleration of metabolism, toning muscle, and building strength. The challenging and exhilarating group classes are motivating and help develop solidarity between exhausted yet energized fellow muscle owners. Through the Abs & Arms course, skilled trainers lead a series of weight repetitions and cardiovascular interludes to chisel limbs and flatten torsos. Meanwhile, during the 54 thumping minutes of Tread54, each muscle will flex and burn from multiple six-minute segments that include throwing punches, jumping rope, running circuits, and circus bloopers (see schedule here). Bring a towel and water to your workouts.
Getting in shape isn't simply a goal to be reached and checked off. Instead, it's a lifetime commitment to fitness and healthy living. Trainer Chuck Weaver believes it’s the kind of commitment that anyone can make, provided that they have a willing spirit and deep reserves of determination. In 2010, he designed the EnduraSys Strength Training program by drawing upon his 10 years of experience in the U.S. military. Along with strength and conditioning classes, the scalable EnduraSys workouts accommodate patrons of virtually any age and fitness level, incorporating a variety of exercises intended to increase flexibility, bolster cardiac health, build muscle tone, and improve speed and agility. This well-rounded approach to fitness empowers people as they heft weights, swing kettlebells, and jog laps around the gym’s on-site black hole. With each class, visitors learn a little more about the habits and mindset required to live healthier and more physically fit lives. EnduraSys Strength Training, an official affiliate of the Reebok Spartan Race, also offers strength and conditioning courses for endurance racing.
The trainers at A Better U Fitness Gym aren't looking for quick fixes. They aim to help clients live healthy lives in the long run. To do this, they pair creative fitness classes, such as Latin dance, boot camp, and yoga, with nutritional coaching. Through this comprehensive approach, they help people at any level of fitness achieve their goal, whether that’s losing more than 50 pounds to fit into an old pair of jeans or bolstering their upper-body strength to finally defeat their boss in the arm-wrestling portion of their quarterly review.