Fitness Quest Health Club, a full-service gym and personal-training studio, lays out a buffet of fitness services and equipment for gussying up musculatures. Exercisers respond to the beckoning of the strength room, cardio room, and super circuit-training room depending upon mood and muscular condition. The gym's personal trainers work closely with clients to bolster fitness routines, sharing advice on training techniques and which species of buffalo is most receptive to bench pressing. Boot-camp classes channel military training techniques to send trainees of all fitness levels on a cardiovascular and strength-boosting adventure. The group setting creates a supportive environment where participants can meet fellow strivers willing to back them up at break-dance rumbles.
If your body is still making a wheezing accordion sound from that time you got crushed by a falling anvil, today's deal will bend and stretch you back into shape. For $49, you get 10 drop-in mat Pilates classes (a $100 value) at Personal Best Pilates Studio in Overland Park. When you redeem your Groupon at Personal Best, you will receive a 10-class punch card to be used within 60 days. This Groupon is only valid for mat classes.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Identical twins Kristie and Michelle put their heads, biceps, and 24 years of personal-training experience together to found Twin Fitness. Their nutrition-science education and professional experience in IFBB competition qualifies them to lead their clients to sturdier health and firmer physiques. Each program, overseen by one of the twins or their certified staff, kicks off with body-fat testing, a fitness evaluation, and a one-on-one goal-setting session to plot a training course and draft a map indicating where to bury all their junk food. Workout routines vary, incorporating dumbbells, target mitts, Bosu balls, and cardio work, performed outdoors whenever possible.
The studio's instructors excel both in giving one-on-one guidance and in forming motivating communities in small group classes of three to five people. Along the way, they recommend a menu of healthy meals and slimming television shows to supplement each trainee's fitness regimen.
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.
Pilates enthusiasts might recognize Kahley Schiller from the cover of Pilates Style magazine, while pageant enthusiasts might recognize her as 2013's Ms. Kansas United States. It's not surprising that she's become so visible, as she's been involved with everything from releasing her own mat and reformer workout DVDs to training dancers for the popular Las Vegas show Le Reve.
At her own studio, Pilates by Kahley, she's taken her experience as a teacher of dance, aerobics, cardio, and Pilates and put together a diverse schedule of classes. Beyond Pilates staples such as mat and reformer sessions, students can also take jump-board cardio, power barre, and BOSU challenge classes.