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Attitude Dance Company's students let their confidence shine through, whether they're performing in a studio recital or battling for first place at a dance competition. Instructors lead lessons in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and contemporary; they also show recreational dancers how to torch calories in cardio-centric Zumba classes. During the summer, they welcome students for weeklong dance camps as well.
6808 Maynardville Highway
Maynardville,
TN
US
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 by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute 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.
4883 N Broadway St
Knoxville,
TN
US
Held at Mind Body Kinetics, a fitness studio that emphasizes holistic health, 45-minute boot-camp classes help students to build strong, flexible muscles. Each session, led by a seasoned instructor, revolves around TRX suspension straps, which use the body as a weight rather than hurling it through a basketball hoop. Ideal for new students and those looking to intensify their workouts, TRX exercises easily tailor to many different fitness levels. The class also incorporates kettlebells, which tone muscles in the arms and shoulders, and BOSU platforms to cultivate balance and core strength more effectively than doing crunches on a Jello jiggler. Camp takes place six times a week, within the sunny yellow walls of the studio, obviating workouts composed of shoveling slush and boxing defenseless snowmen.
146 N Forest Park Blvd
Knoxville,
TN
US
While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise. Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.
461 Park 40 North Boulevard
Knoxville,
TN
US
The acrobatic instructors at Pole LaRotic aim to enhance confidence and unleash vertical vixens in their students with classes tailored to all ability levels. Newbies to the world of pole dancing can learn the fundamentals and improve sassy struts in a Beginner Pole class, which covers basic dance movement, floor work, and strength training. Pole Spin sessions focus solely on mastering different whirls and twirls, including the simultaneously challenging and sensuous "Fireman Smells Chili" technique. Aerial tricks, leg-grip maneuvers, and combination spins are reserved for accomplished students of the pole. Students are advised to wear shorts and tank tops, as skin provides a better grip than spaceship-covered footie pajamas. Consult the schedule to begin plotting your vertical ascension.
6512 Baum Drive
Knoxville,
TN
US
The quintet of instructors behind Overdrive Martial Arts & Fitness line their walls and wardrobes with a litany of honors, including black belts in poekoelan tjimindie and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alongside teaching certifications in Krav Maga and Zumba. Their approach to self-defense—summed up in the tagline "there are no rules in real life situations"—rests on a foundation of fitness and situational awareness. Before imparting the dos and don'ts of kicking your way out of a street fight or hedge maze, each introductory class emphasizes using verbal techniques to diffuse situations before they escalate. Should chatting fail, the team equips students with a blend of techniques developed by Brazilian martial artists, Malaysian kickboxers, and Israeli Mossad agents. Embodying the same philosophy of avoiding physical confrontation if possible, kids’ classes blend Krav Maga and Jiu-Jitsu to help children develop the coordination to dodge blows, and the confidence to walk away from a fight while wearing white after Labor Day. The rigorous routines have the added benefit of burning calories and toning muscles for practitioners of all ages, pairing strong minds with strong bodies.
7631 Clinton Hwy Powell
Powell,
TN
US
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