The art of purifying, strengthening, and healing the body: that's how American Yoga Academy–certified instructor Kirlaynne views yoga. As such, she creates a serene atmosphere during her classes, so students can immerse themselves in this art of yoga. During her multilevel yoga classes, she focuses on breath awareness and proper alignment, and will assist students with more challenging positions. She furthers her study of yoga by attending Yoga Journal conferences and advanced workshops.
At Limitless Fitness Studios, the motto is “live without limits,” but in order to do this, each athlete must follow the Limitless Code. Steeped in support and encouragement, the code includes tenets such as “never compromise form for speed,” “go hard or go home,” and even permits a little swearing as long as clients resolve to never quit. Clients employ the code during daily classes, which range from TRX suspension training and boot camp to Zumba, power yoga, and indoor cycling. Instructors also helm kickboxing classes, kettlebell training, ballet boot camps, and classes that focus specifically on building a strong core.
Length, grace, and a healthy body. These are the focuses of barre3 founder Sadie Lincoln. To achieve these results collectively, however, Sadie knew she needed to come up with a completely new routine. Working with yogis, professional dancers, doctors, and athletes, she created the barre3 system. It's a three-step sequence that consists of isometric holds, low-impact movements, and recovery stretching. This combination strengthens cores and aligns postures while sculpting long, lean muscles and burning calories. While upbeat music fills the studio, instructors lead small groups through a heart-racing sequence of yoga-inspired poses and pilates-based exercises. The ballet barre comes into use when striking muscle-building dance poses and stretches. The classes quickly caught fire, and Sadie transformed her lone studio into a successful franchise. At any of the locations, instructors lead 60-minute sessions that build flexibility and toned cores. Sadie also put together an online course?available in 60 countries?to give folks a chance to workout in the comfort of their own home or local library.
Fitness Factory's three North Jersey locations each have their own distinctive features, but they share at least one common trait: a dedication to help clients achieve personal wellness. Each staff of trainers offers personal training sessions and also leads group classes that range from fast-paced Zumba and boot camp to more mellow yoga classes conducted by sloths. To further accommodate clients, the fitness clubs offer a smoothie bar, sauna, and babysitting services.
Unlike bigger gyms where most people workout alone, Dominate Your Life Fitness pairs members with coaches to keep them on track. These trainers ensure that guests use the correct form to prevent injuries when lifting weights and swinging kettlebells during a litany of ever-changing workouts. Routines and classes are steeped in functional fitness movements, such as jumping on plyometric boxes and flipping oversized tires, that mimic everyday movements. Classes run six days a week, and one-on-one training is available by appointment.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.