Further Fitness trainers Jamie Dreyer and Maribel Torres have made it their mission to "dispel . . . myths and old-wives tales" about fitness. Inspired by their backgrounds in youth sports, exercise-science studies, and a chance encounter with fitness godfather Jack LaLanne, they have created an effective, challenging, and exciting program focused on the fundamentals of boosting metabolisms and muscle mass. Their stripped-down studio builds bodies with simple tools, such as kettlebells, battling ropes, and sandbags. To stimulate the cardiovascular system, Jamie and Maribel might have students haul a weight sled and pull in equal amounts of physiology and anatomy knowledge. Sessions are held in semiprivate and group settings, and an athletic-strength program devotes itself exclusively to training high-school-level athletes and any toddlers that can run a decent 40-yard dash or live in the requisite angst in which high schoolers often live.
Revolution Athletic Club specializes in TRX suspension training, interval-circuit training, and RealRyder indoor cycling. During cycling classes, students pedal atop RealRyder indoor bicycles that react with the body's natural cycling motion, tilting left and right up to 18 degrees. No matter the class, the club's knowledgeable instructors provide continuous direction and motivation with their own personalized music soundtracks.
A dimly-lit room may seem an unlikely place for a fitness class, but the skilled instructors at Body, Mind & Pole use mood lighting to help students tone their bodies while increasing their confidence. The staff cultivates a noncompetitive and fun atmosphere, where students of all ages, backgrounds, fitness levels, shapes, and sizes learn pole-dancing techniques and build strength.
The trainers and health experts at Personal 1 Fitness push exercisers to achieve their fitness goals with programs that include one-on-one attention, continual tracking and evaluations, and personalized workout routines. The team members, who are well-versed in disciplines such as kickboxing, strength training, and martial arts, devise 30-minute workouts that combine strength repetitions and heart-pumping cardio tailored to each client’s fitness level. An onsite licensed nutritionist also helps shrink waistlines and feed muscles the proper nourishment with tips on developing healthier eating habits.
Each time they enter Body in Balance Yoga and Pilates, students could find a different class in session. They might walk in to see a mat Pilates session or an energetic Zumba dance class. Whatever the class, students will always find an attentive instructor, whose yogic roots may have been forged through childhood interest or time spent twisting pretzels at a bakery for hours on end. No matter how they arrived at their practice, class leaders are eager to share their passion as they guide students through flexibility- and strength-boosting classes, such as hatha yoga, which draws from more than 200 postures and meditation techniques to bring tranquility to minds and bodies. Pilates leads students through core-building strength routines on mats or specialized machines. Students can use one of the studio's mats for free during their first week, but afterward should bring their own or purchase a mat from the onsite retail shop.
As an adolescent, Beth Levine wrestled with body-image issues—a battle that turned dangerous when she developed bulimia. But today, Beth is not only a registered nurse, she’s also a healthy athlete, avid dancer, and owner of The Dance Treatment Rx. Here, she offers a healthy way to stay fit without the pressure of competition. Zumba, Pilates, and Bokwa classes naturally foster wellness in a fun, laid-back environment.