As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. Thirty seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
The instructors of ESB Lacrosse lead clinics, camps, and leagues with one purpose: helping young players strengthen their acumen on the field of play. The instructors' lesson plans and drills help acclimate new players to the game by teaching solid fundamentals including how to win a face-off and how to recognize when an opposing team has secretly subbed in a polar bear. Lacrosse players with a few seasons under their belts also can learn new techniques to propel their game to a new level of competition, helping them enter tougher leagues or begin a collegiate career.
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.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (most for under $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24x36 pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
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.