Urban Studio is Nashville’s leading pole dance studio, where we focus on the art of dance and the beauty of movement. We invite you to spin, twirl and dance to a beautiful new you! Urban Studio is committed to providing a safe, classy and fun environment for women of all ages, shapes and sizes.
Most people attend boot camps to lose weight, not to get strong enough to fight the Taliban. But that's just how START Fitness founder Sgt. Ken Weichert got his start. The veteran of Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and six-time Soldier of the Year is also a certified Army Master Fitness Trainer who pushes combat troops to reach the military's fitness standards in basic training—that is, actual boot camp.
In START Fitness's weekday morning boot camps, seasoned instructors personally trained by Sgt. Weichert help everyday athletes lose weight, build muscle, and forge healthier lifestyles. They lead the camps which alternate between indoor and outdoor activity, calling on more than 100 lessons that constantly change up the workout to keep bodies guessing. The classes are designed for students who are already somewhat active, as they are intended to sculpt and tone as students go through obstacle courses, do push-ups, complete partner-assisted exercises, and run up to five miles without tiring or requiring a treat and an ear scratch after each task.
After obtaining a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology, Kristen Nicole Hall seemed destined for a medical career. But after 14 years of competitive cheerleading and gymnastics, 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.
More than 15 classes are scheduled per week at Studio Goddess, including 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 Pole-Lates and Shake Your Abs 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 14-foot poles while celebrating special events or simply helping to "unleash the goddess" in each woman.
Each of Bikram Hot Yoga's two locations is led by certified instructors who have undergone more than 500 hours of training. These experts lead classic Bikram yoga classes in studios that have been heated to 105 degrees, which can help to flush toxins from the organs. Their students assume 26 poses, each of which is designed to tone a specific set of muscles, boost flexibility, and improve overall feelings of well-being.
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Behind the building's white brick façade, an eco-friendly, community-based studio welcomes yoga practitioners of all skill levels, ages, and body types. Every day of the week, experienced instructors with diverse backgrounds teach a variety of classes and yoga styles, each of them sharing a passion for what they do and for creating a space that’s welcoming for all in the community.
Inside the handicapped-accessible studio, attendees roll their mats onto a cork/rubber floor, which is designed not only to be kind to joints and prevent slipping, but also to be antibacterial and antimicrobial. Thanks to an air filtration system, lungs stay clear of indoor mold, allergens, and odors as participants breathe deeply into poses or play polka music on the traditional yoga tuba. The studio is heated by new infrared technology, which is designed to increase a higher release of toxins and aid in cellulite reduction.
Created by fitness trainer and life coach Dr. John Spencer Ellis, and conducted by ISSA certified trainer Josh Allen, the Nashville Adventure Boot Camp program shepherds women to physical fitness with motivational workout regimens and nutritional counseling. Before the camp starts, trainers take your measurements and body-fat percentage before hopping into a curious pod, leaping into the future, and comparing them to those of the trimmer post-camp you. In the interim, the four-week workout regimen cycles through circuit training, jogging, kickboxing, and yoga to surprise and challenge muscles. During inclement weather and unforeseen renaissance festivals, sessions move into a 10,000-square-foot heated and air-conditioned facility, complete with showers and bathrooms.