Julee Jones, founder of The Pilates Place, completed a 700-hour training program at The New York Pilates Studio. Even more impressive is that one of her teachers during that span was Romana Kryzanowska, who in 1970 took over as director of the original Pilates studio, a role once held by Joseph Pilates and later Clark Kent. It's no surprise then that Jones preaches authentic, functional techniques for Pilates, barre, and yoga classes at her studio. In addition to being an expert on Pilates, Jones is a certified barre instructor and a certified cancer-exercise specialist.
As a ballet dancer, David Gensheimer didn't need much help becoming lean, limber, and lithe. But when he found himself recovering from knee surgery, he knew he needed to find something that would keep him strong without compromising his healing process. In addition to physical therapy, he turned to Pilates and was won over by the sport's ability to strengthen core muscles and enhance flexibility. Though he was back to pirouetting in no time, David never lost the Pilates bug and went on to complete his Pilates training while serving as a company member with Ballet Austin and Nashville Ballet and dancing with the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and Stillpoint.
Today, when he's not busy dancing his way through guest performances around the country, David helms Simply Balanced where he helps others strengthen, rehabilitate, and challenge their bodies through Pilates and yoga classes. Students can also try Gyrotonic classes, which blend elements of gymnastics, yoga, dance, and tai chi, performed on a weight and pulley machine that engages the entire body. Beyond transforming the way visitors look, move, and feel about spandex shorts, the Simply Balanced studio also showers them with feel-good perks such as complimentary beverages, free parking, and access to a team of highly trained massage therapists.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness level and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The patented Smartraining machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change, to constantly challenge the body. Exercisers can track their results and body composition measurements online and even compare individual fitness levels to others in the Koko FitClub community.
Boost FitClub?formerly Westside Athletic Club?brims with diverse fitness facilities, along with amenities that supplement any type of workout with extra health or beauty. Exercisers can dip into the indoor, heated, saltwater pool, practice aerial routines in the gymnastics facility, bring a team to the field house, or train in the cardio and weight rooms. Along with an organic caf?, spray tanning, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling, these facilities offer fitness opportunities as diverse as clients themselves.
Curves provides you with a complete cardio and strength training workout in just 30 minutes. With a system that can burn up to 500 calories and work every major muscle group, you get an efficient and effective workout every visit. It’s no wonder over 4 million women have chosen Curves to meet their health goals.
Open 24 hours a day, goPerformance & Fitness is a training facility equipped with upscale equipment, a 20-yard agility and sprint track, and a professional staff ready to assist folks of all fitness levels in meeting their physical goals. This deal gets you a one-month membership, along with unlimited group-training classes, which utilize boot-camp-style and crossfit training to whittle away at musculature until it's as firm and strong as an industrial-strength stress ball. A fitness assessment evaluates each individual's personal goals and outlines strategies for success. Using this information, trainers tailor each 30–45-minute goGroup training session to your body, helping you lift, pump, and squat alongside a small group of your peers and tapping untapped potential like a rainbow keg on St. Patrick's Day.