The team members at Move Your Body Kidz Klub, Inc. know that it's more important than ever for children to develop an active lifestyle. They help youngsters stay in motion via age-appropriate group fitness classes such as yoga and dance. They offer interactive games, dance-based video games like Dance Dance Revolution, and devices such as the SportsWall, which, like a possessed Lite-Brite, promotes hand-eye coordination with blinking lights. The brightly colored studios are filled with kid-sized stationary bikes and elliptical machines, making the center an ideal spot for healthy holiday or birthday parties. The crew also gets older exercisers moving during Zumba classes for adults and teens, along with African dance classes and personal training.
The expert trainers at Comprehensive Body Conditioning Studio draw on many methods to get their clients in shape. They combine tae kwon do and exercise science, yoga and body weight exercises, interval training, and mind relaxation techniques. The trainers understand that every person is different and no one routine can target the nuanced needs of each person, so they create their own routines catered to the strengths and weaknesses of the individual trainees.
As a fitness discipline, Pilates takes on many different forms. Though the fundamentals remain the same, exercisers can explore many styles to find an effective personal workout. Apparatus sessions employ pieces of equipment such as the tower and the reformer designed by the creator of Pilates to increase resistance and enhance the regimen's effectiveness. Barre classes supplement the Pilates's core-sculpting basics with balletic exercises designed to create long, lean muscle and a sudden affinity for Swan Lake, while suspension training adds in the extra challenge of resisting gravity while hanging from ceiling-mounted TRX harnesses.
At Grace Space - Yoga at RDCC, Grace Hernandez leads students through the ancient postures and breathing exercises of Hatha yoga, a style that developed in India more than 2,000 years ago. Grace’s studio is fully matted, meaning students don’t need to bring a mat to class. Along with exposing people to the benefits of yoga, Grace also wants to help her community. Once a month she leads a free class that focuses on a few postures and delves into the anatomy and benefits behind them—all she asks is that attendees bring clothing, canned goods, or monetary donations that Grace then purposes toward causes and groups.