At each Gold's Gym, temperature-controlled group exercise rooms host yoga classes, and exercisers in a nearby cardio cinema room pedal and jog while watching full-length films. A cycling room and functional training equipment such as ropes and kettlebells afford further options for varied workouts. Alternatively, Gold's Gym personal trainers can guide workouts, ensuring clients are using proper form and getting the most out of their exercise regimens.
Shea Brock is the fun-loving tour de force behind Boro Hoops, where she leads invigorating hula-hoop exercise classes. If you get into hooping in a big way—and chances are you will—you can buy one of Shea's custom hoops suited to your size and color preferences.
The staff of yoga instructors and belly dancers at The Yoga Nest helps clients get in shape with a varied curriculum of fitness classes. Unique exercise sessions include barre classes—which combine Pilates, ballet, and yoga—as well as aerial yoga lessons, in which participants flex into traditional yoga poses while enmeshed in fabric hanging from the ceiling.
At CrossFit Murfreesboro, head coach Josie Parsons leads a team of certified Level One CrossFit trainers who help students build endurance, strength, and flexibility. Classes range from yoga sessions to weightlifting training to classes aimed at active moms.
After obtaining a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology, Kristen Nicole Hall seemed destined for a medical career. But after 26 years of competitive cheerleading, gymnastics, and pole fitness, including six national and international Pro fitness titles, she couldn't shake the desire to share empowering, rhythmic routines with others?and an aerial dance and flirty fitness studio provided just the right venue to share her dream.
A variety of unique dance and fitness classes, which have been featured at multiple international fitness conventions, are scheduled each week at Studio Goddess?a 5,000-square-foot facility with three pole and dance studios, two showers, men's and women's dressing rooms, and a fitness apparel store. Classes include pole and flirty fitness workouts that help participants bolster confidence and climb up trees quickly when confronted by a prowling wolf pack. Sessions such as Buns and Guns BootCamp blend dance and muscle-toning movements, and various pole-fitness levels progress students from basic spins to upside-down high-fives. Private pole parties teach small groups to twirl around the studio's 12-foot poles while celebrating special events or simply helping to "unleash the goddess" in each woman.
All three of National Dance Clubs locations are helmed by ballroom dancers with backgrounds in classical dance, theater dance, and athletics, so it's no surprise the company celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014. In kind, students are treated to amenities of competition caliber?each location has a floating dance floor that is at least 2,000 square feet, as well as a state-of-the-art sound system. But this shouldn't intimidate beginners. NDC says that most of its new students have never taken a dance class before, but they'll quickly feel comfortable thanks to three-way instruction packages that include private lessons, group classes, and practice parties.