Exercisers burn up to 600 calories during Jazzercise, Inc.’s 60-minute total-body workouts, which meld moves from diverse realms such as jazz dance, kickboxing, and yoga. Set to a medley of popular tunes, sessions are open to all skill levels and start off with a gentle warm-up before 30 minutes of cardio, strength training, and a closing stretching segment. The discontinuation of the Nobel Prize in Jazzercise ensures a noncompetitive class atmosphere, and whippersnappers aged 4–12 can get in on the fun during Juniors Jazzercise classes.
The team behind beads etc. doesn't just sell a wide variety of beads?they teach their customers how to transform the baubles into jewelry through an array of classes. Some focus on simple tasks, such as how to make a single-strand necklace, while others cover more advanced techniques, like crocheting a beaded bracelet. To round out the selection, other classes teach techniques for making fused glass pendants and other bead-free jewelry.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine-maneuvering and your muscle-making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The brainchild of Mark Sullivan, the former Mr. Nebraska and Mr. Central States, Personalized Fitness provides custom fitness and nutrition programs to individuals, couples, and small groups. With eight small-group cross- training sessions, you'll submit yourself to a rigorous two-week program of cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strengthening, endurance building, and extreme nostril flaring. The small class size ensures close, personal attention. An initial free consultation will assess your particular needs and goals and then plot a roadmap to them that allows for frequent stops to see giant balls of twine. One-hour sessions are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. On Saturdays, they're offered at 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
Led by more than 1,000 wellness experts at locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Tennessee, the more than 30,000 members of Prairie Life Fitness have discovered why the company slogan is "Fitness for the Entire Family." The certified trainers and instructors cater to exercisers of various ages and abilities, all within an upscale, welcoming atmosphere. Kids take advantage of engaging childcare activities and youth programs, including swimming lessons, martial arts, and story time. Meanwhile, parents can workout on the latest equipment, including stationary cycles and Pilates machines. Guests can also relax with amenities such as massage therapy, tanning beds, and a whirlpool powered by wholesale bags of Pop Rocks.