Director Kara Reibel helms a staff of instructors who help students tone core muscles with an arsenal of more than 500 mat and Pilates-machine techniques. Certified in Pilates by the PhysicalMind Institute, Kara and her instructors lead private, semiprivate, and small-group classes in a variety of Pilates methods, including reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, and ladder-barrel training. To ensure that each individual gets personalized instruction during reformer sessions, Kara caps these classes at four students or one fitness-conscious octopus, and teaches students to use their body weight as resistance during mat classes that lengthen and tone core muscles.
At Five Star Dance Studios, certified instructors take the lead and teach students swing, cha-cha, salsa, waltz, and more. They can even teach the hustle, and will provide personalized instruction for wedding dances. Classes for all skill levels are available, in both private and group lessons.
Cardinal Fitness provides a throng of workout amenities in a fully equipped epicenter of exercise. Bolster blood-pumping organs with sophisticated cardio equipment while buttressing biceps and shaping solar plexuses on top-notch strength-training equipment. Although Austrian bodybuilders have pumped the world's iron supply to dangerously low levels, Cardinal still provides enough of the strength-fortifying mineral for a wide array of free weights. Your fitness assessment and personal training session will give you a jump-start at the gym and enhance subsequent workouts by providing you with information on the best exercises for your body, as well as individualized advice for achieving fitness goals.
Michelangelo famously claimed that the human form of a sculpture resided in the stone itself, and that the artist’s task was merely to free it using totally tubular nunchaku moves. With today’s Groupon, free the sculpted form hiding just beneath the surface of your own body. For $20, you get five physique-transforming classes, along with a 30-minute personal training session at Vibe Fitness in Fishers (a $77.50 value).
Many know yoga's positive effects on tendons, ligaments, and general well-being, but few delve into the specifics of how yoga benefits a person's epiglottis and liver-bones. Source Yoga Center brings together a talented ensemble of certified instructors who practice yoga with an emphasis on graceful, flowing movements to induce physical and spiritual alignment. Classes take place in a large and spacious tranquility chamber with smooth wooden floors and pacifying aquamarine walls. When you arrive for your first class, you'll be registered to drop in for your two remaining sessions. You'll also get a chance to schedule your hour-long deep-tissue massage, which further rewards the body for all of its proactive yogaing through relaxing manipulations that increase blood flow and eliminate knottedness.
Students should bring: Energy and enthusiasm.
Average class length: Less than 30 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Be prepared to jump in, have fun, and move through your workout fast.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The workouts change daily, so there's always a new challenge. With a 30-minute workout, clients move from one round to the next every three minutes doing cardio, strength moves, hitting, and kicking. It's hard to get bored with so much going on during your workout. And because workouts are quick and effective, it's easy to stay motivated to spend 1.5 hours each week.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Exactly that—working out alone and not having fun while they're exercising. It's easy to burn-out and get bored spending 30–60 minutes on one activity, especially if they aren't seeing results quickly.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
Work hard while having fun. We motivate our members to work just a little harder than they believe they can, so they gain confidence and see results.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Having trainers dedicated to working with each client, every time they come in, allows members of all ages and fitness levels to have a great workout.