FIT Nashville’s neighborhood gym cultivates a noncorporate atmosphere. Dumbbells, cardio equipment, and a mirror-lined aerobic studio fill the no-frills workout space, located within the Gulch neighborhood. A qualified crew of personal trainers and fitness professionals oversees the clean and comfortable gym, and extra-curricular activities include a rigorous schedule of bootcamp classes and a harmonious kettlebell choir. Passes also include access to three weekly spin classes, also available to non-members ($11 each).
Yoga Source's seasoned instructors, working from passionate teaching philosophies, usher students into a state of mental relaxation and limber up their limbs during one- to two-hour group classes. Sessions convene throughout the week, with the majority of them focusing their instruction on the Vinyasa flow style and emphasizing the progression of the assorted poses. Each class combines guided meditation, standing and seated sequences, and cutting-edge pretzel imitations to cultivate a well-rounded and serene workout experience. Sessions also impart the rejuvenating techniques behind the more-static bliss yoga style, which seeks to open the core along the hips and spine and increase personal awareness. The Ashtanga primary series incorporates Vinyasa motions, controlled breathing, and gaze points into a regimen intended to bolster physical strength and endurance without requiring guests to wear exercise leggings made from solid platinum.
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.
Like many trainers, Rickey Taylor spent much of his life fascinated by fitness, but he has also always loved art. He considers the act of training others as a combination of the two: his clients’ bodies serving as the canvases that he helps transform into healthy human specimens. He founded Xcelerated Training as an art-cum-fitness studio, where he now paints a healthy picture of the world.
Rickey employs a blend of cardio, weight training, and plyometrics in his body-sculpting workouts. His enthusiasm is contagious, and he encourages patrons to motivate one another through the high-intensity, boot-camp-style classes. Though his classes are held in small groups, he schedules one-on-one sessions with customers who request it. He also provides nutrition coaching, further pushing patrons toward healthier lifestyles without relying on fad diets, such as only eating fruits with fresh hairstyles.
Studio Aerial prompts guests of all fitness backgrounds to unleash their wily side with pole-dance and yoga workouts. Each set of classes coaxes techniques from dance and gymnastics to supplement sultry routines, which condition bodies while boosting confidence and one's ability to harvest coconuts in the wild. The welcoming studio disperses students around five poles for beginning to intermediate pole-dance courses, yoga, burlesque, and dance routines, and adds a level of customization for those attending private classes and parties.
Next Level Fitness is a private personal-training studio with a battery of advanced body-sculpting equipment and a platoon of highly reputable trainers. After a comprehensive fitness consultation, trainers take each client through one hour of fitness guided by fundamental training philosophies and techniques that improve performance and make future workouts more profitable. Next Level's trainers motivate and inspire through positive reinforcement instead of insult comedy, helping clients achieve overall health and wellness without hours of power crying.
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.