Dojo 3 takes its name from the three core programs taught by its qualified instructors--Krav Maga, Zumba DAnce Fitness, and Family Martial Arts. Students of any age master tae kwon do, karate, and kung fu in martial arts courses, while grown-ups learn hard-hitting, intuitive self defense techniques with krav maga.
The team of certified instructors at X Factor Fitness Studios amplifies the intensify of normal workout routines with the P90X training system, which pairs challenging, muscle-sculpting exercises with nutritional guidance to facilitate full-body transformations. Owner and lead trainer Brian Stevens uses his experience as a group fitness instructor and life coach to create a positive environment where exercisers can push their physical limits and strive toward their individual goals. The team challenges exercisers to “bring it” in classes that focus on specific muscle groups, such as the back and biceps, as well as mind-calming yoga classes that combine strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.
Sharyn Jump introduces students to the stress-relieving potential of art in laid-back classes that comprise equal parts fun and instruction. During the two- to three-hour sessions and multiday workshops at Sharyn's Paint 'N Crafts Studio, visitors work with varied media such as acrylics, oils, watercolors, charcoal, or colored pencils to create completed art pieces, which they can take home for display or graciously donate to the nearest museum.
A team of resident artists mentors pupils in different styles, such as the One Stroke painting technique taught by guest artist Donna Dewberry. At birthday parties or open-studio sessions, participants may bring their own food or alcohol to foster a celebratory atmosphere.
Three is the magic number at Trinity Exercise Studio. The staff there lead exercise classes that concentrate on three aspects of fitness: cardio, strength, and flexibility. But those aren't the only requirements?each class must also aim to nurture each client's mind, body, and spirit, taking a tri-fold approach to total health. For that reason, the schedule includes disciplines such as boot camp classes, yoga workouts, and TRX suspension training, which challenge participants both mentally and physically. Trinity's trainers also supplement these group workouts with personal training and nutritional counseling.
Three is also the age of some of Trinity Exercise Studio's youngest clients. In addition to helping adults get in shape, the studio offers youth programs for ages 3-12, as well as teen programs, senior citizen programs, and summer programs for people named summer.
In many respects, Marybeth Davis is a strong woman. When Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home, she drew on reserves of strength to move to Oklahoma and build a new life. As a certified personal trainer with years of championship experience in martial arts, she now draws on more literal reserves of strength—and inspires others to do the same—in her boot-camp fitness classes. Class workouts revolve around interval-training regimens that fuse cardio, weight lifting, and Pilates into high-intensity sessions. Davis can scale each activity to different abilities and fitness levels, creating a nonintimidating atmosphere that distinguishes her programs from old-fashioned workouts of sprinting away from bears.
Without treadmills, ellipticals, and rowing machines, 9Round is no ordinary gym. Cofounders Shannon and Heather Hudson have replaced standard big-box gym equipment with kettlebells, medicine balls, and speed bags, which they incorporate into a series of nine engaging workouts. Each station challenges guests of all fitness abilities with a different boxing-related drill, focusing on cardio sessions, resistance training, and anaerobic routines that build stamina, boost endurance, and burn calories much more effectively than working out in your dreams.