Led by championship dancer Marco Mechelke, Dare To Dance's squad of experienced instructors help dancers of all experience levels to kick up their heels and ignite calorie bonfires. Up-tempo beats resound in high-energy Zumba and fitness classes, and quick-steppers master more than 15 styles in ballroom-dance classes. Wall-to-wall mirrors reflect synchronized fleet-footers as they cut and painstakingly resew rugs across three studios' combined 10,000 square feet of smooth, polished wood floors.
Owner Nico Gonzalez opened Fitness Physiques by Nico G wellness boutique to help his clients harness the life-changing power of being healthy. At this 2,700-square-foot space in Blue Ash, members can find Pilates Balanced Body equipment and a hardwood-floor group fitness studio with classes taught by certified instructors. The center also offers personal-training sessions and monthly health and wellness educational workshops. Classes range from Zumba and a yoga-Pilates fusion to Hatha yoga and Core Adrenaline sessions, which blend Pilates with strength training for long, lean muscles without bulk.
Women’s workout routines take flight at Femme Fatale Fitness. Students perform controlled maneuvers, dangling from aerial silks or learning aerial hooping and impressive tricks on a static trapeze as instructors teach circus-inspired classes that gently tone muscles and boost flexibility. Alternatively, guests amp up core strength in pole-fitness classes that show ladies how to perform airborne routines with sassy twists and spins around chrome poles. All of Femme Fatale Fitness’s classes, which also include cardio kickboxing, burlesque, and chair dancing, aim to help women feel more confident in their bodies, resulting in higher self-esteem without having to invest in costly magic mirrors.
At Anytime Fitness’s Centerville location, studio lighting illuminates bright green, yellow, and taupe walls, which surround expansive rooms filled with LifeFitness and Hammer Strength cardio and strength-training equipment. Members have access to this workout space 24 hours a day and 365 days per year with the comfort of security and private restrooms and showers. While at the gym, members can also take advantage of personal trainers as well as group classes such as TRX, yoga, Zumba, and kickboxing boot camp.
As a licensed Zumba instructor, Yira Bales leads fitness sessions that combine the calorie-burning rigor of a workout with the fun of a dance party, all set to upbeat Latin tunes. She's also certified in PiYo classes, which blend Zumba with elements of pilates and yoga.