Eschewing watered-down incarnations of yoga, which they refer to as “McYoga,” for a more serious approach to the practice, Jael Yoga's seasoned instructors helm classes that fuse elements of Dharma- and Bikram-yoga techniques to create an active, Vinyasa-inspired style. Teachers guide pupils of all levels and Monopoly-piece preferences toward realigning mind-body connections, emphasizing mindful breathing to focus concentration when transitioning from pose to pose. During each series of poses, students combine a number of traditional practices such as sun salutations, centering meditation, low-stress inversions, strengthening floor series, and parallel-bar routines.
Even though he’s armed with an arsenal of up-to-the-minute training and corrective exercise knowledge, Gaines Performance founder Aaron Gaines still puts his trust in the tried-and-true methods of traditional strength training. Solely dedicated to strength training, his studio helps students achieve their fitness and weight loss goals through trusted methods. His private studio allows him to tailor each fitness program he conducts to the needs of his clients, whether they’re seeking post-injury rehab or toning up for driver's license photos.
For personal training, he begins each session with an in-depth interview and health screening to identify areas of weakness, then he plans his programs accordingly. While focusing on proper technique, clients will lift weights from the bench, perform suspension-band-assisted body-weight exercises, and fling around a tractor tire. For a small-group experience, Aaron leads boot camps of no more than eight students.
For three decades, Ocala Women's Fitness has been shrinking pants sizes with a two-pronged approach to weight loss. On the fitness end, instructors guide motivated calorie incinerators through step and toning classes. Personal-training sessions navigate a full selection of cardio and weight machines culled from anvil orchards. For stationary whittling, infrared heat helps melt away the most stubborn of inches during Formostar Encore body wraps.
With the aid of modern medspa technology, Ocala Healthy Zone provides a shortcut to wellbeing that bypasses the time-intensive commitments of traditional fitness regimens. The studio's signature treatments utilize whole-body vibration platforms, which help bolster metabolisms and tone muscles in as little as 10 minutes, all without causing undue joint strain. Additionally, Ocala Health Zone helps people begin living healthier lives by offering circulation-boosting sessions in a far infrared sauna and by selling spa products made from hand-mined Himalayan salts.
Catalyzing an energetic group atmosphere, Femme Addiction guides exercisers through boot-camp programs with a mixture of motivation and accountability. The 21-day Drop a Jean Size challenge revolves around group workouts that help to strengthen corporeal forms through old-school workout methods and dynamic full-body exercises. Exercisers benefit from a flurry of fun and energizing activities, as well as accountability and positive motivation toward all their fitness goals, from fitting into smaller slacks to tilting over windmills. The program also arms fit-seekers with a healthy meal plan printout that guides them through a 1200- to 1400-calorie-per-day diet of low-calorie snacks and meals to further facilitate svelteness. Though students can take as many classes as they can handle during the three weeks, program participants should call ahead to reserve a spot in class or hire an airplane to sky-write their availability above Femme Addiction’s gym.
At Ocala Fighting Fit Boot Camp, fists and feet deliver knockout blows to calories during 12 boot-camp classes that draw on MMA and kickboxing combat techniques to whip thighs and abs into shape in a nonintimidating environment. During the four-week martial-arts boot camp, students of all fitness levels and skill sets entrust their bodies to certified instructors who orchestrate exercises that most efficaciously achieve results, and periodically motivate stragglers with photos of a skinny, timid, teenage Hulk. Grueling kettlebell lifts alternate with kickboxing drills and other interval and cardio exercises as students will their ways through three weekly sessions.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s three-month membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Plentiful strengthening supplies include circuit sets, plate-loaded barbells, and free weights, and TV-equipped cardio equipment keeps eyes entertained as muscles work. A trio of personal-training sessions under the watchful eye of a certified trainer familiarizes sheepish biceps with their new confidence-boosting dumbbell pals. After a workout, retreat to the sanctuary of private showers and restrooms to freshify your newly sculpted anatomy before leaving with a stronger spring in your step.