Equipment: 1,500-square-foot yoga room that is heated 105 degrees Fahrenheit with 40% humidity
Students should bring: Mat, large towel, and water.
We also have mats and towels available to rent.
Average class length: 90+ minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Check the website for more on what to expect and bring, and for basic class etiquette.
Lance Farrell drew from his extensive background in tae kwon do to take down opponents in the ring for many years before he realized he could use his powers to help others combat obesity and health issues. He developed Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping to provide patrons of all fitness levels with a comfortable place in which to undergo a mental and physical transformation, much like a crushed-velvet cocoon. He stripped away the sparring and contact drills from his fighter training, leaving just the components that burn fat and build muscle.
When students sign up for a program, they're grouped into teams of peers who encourage one another through moments of weakness and provide a sense of accountability. The instructors and coaches guide these teams toward fitness on a 10-week quest based on four pillars—cardiovascular exercise to burn fat, strength training to build muscle, nutrition coaching to map out a healthy diet, and enthusiastic trainers to provide motivation. At the end of each session, each of Farrell's locations rewards a student with a $1,000 prize—or a year’s worth of high-fives—congratulating them on their dramatic physical transformation. Students who stick around and strive to get healthy over the course of a year get a shot at the $10,000 prize, though winners have reported that leading a healthier life is a greater reward than the money.
The Fat Trainer—whose real name is Laura—is a title that comes from a mantra she used to remind herself to persevere: "Not all trainers started out thin." Laura once weighed 270 pounds, and she began sharing her knowledge with others when she saw results. At 225 pounds, she became a certified personal trainer and, after losing another 10 pounds, started leading fitness boot camps. With this knowledge of weight-loss struggles, she continues training others at The Fat Trainer, where she also arms clients with nutrition plans and home workout regimens. Through all of these activities, Laura accomplishes what she says is the most fulfilling part of her job: helping clients feel happy and healthy.
The YMCA of Greater Omaha brings people together at 10 locations with character-building programs that strengthen participants' involvement in their community. Adults can get a head start on their New Year's fitness resolutions with body sculpting, Pilates, and other tummy-toning group fitness classes, while kids can expend some energy at a drop-in child-care center that is free while parents work out. YMCA members also enjoy reduced rates on swim lessons and youth sports, as well as free senior programs. All locations except the LaFern Williams Y offer indoor pools for aquatic antics that cannot be properly enjoyed in a bathtub's limited splashing-real estate.
Wu shu kung fu. Literally translated, it means, "the skill of stopping violence or harm." For more than 5,000 years, this ancient practice has helped people find balance, reduce stress, and enhance fitness. At Dragon Arts Kung Fu and MMA, instructors teach this martial art, which can lead to greater well-being and mental focus. Classes are designed for students ages 6 and older, and include programs for those seeking great workouts as well as those with ambitions to battle it out in the UFC. While imbuing students with agility and fists of lightning, they've also witnessed other benefits many may find surprising, such as quicker healing after injury, a better work performance, and quitting smoking.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location.
Click to check the class schedule for the Omaha location.