Elizabeth Gutierrez loves doing and teaching Zumba because it’s a fun way to work out. Certified in Zumba Fitness, she leads classes set to the tunes of motivational music as her pupils gyrate their hips and perform dance combinations that help them burn calories and trim waistlines. She is also certified in Zumba Toning, a modified version of the class that uses Zumba Toning sticks and enhanced rhythms to help sculpt bodies and build strength.
It's rare to walk by the Rhythmic Body Fitness studio without hearing the thumping beats of Latin music or the reverberations of hip-hop bass tones. These lively tunes serve as soundtracks for daily Zumba classes, in which exuberant instructors lead easy-to-follow dance moves and muscle-toning exercises along the spacious facility's hardwood floors. With an emphasis on opening their doors to students of all ages and abilities, instructors also lead seniors and those with restrictive injuries in Zumba Gold classes. They also conduct cardio-kickboxing classes, which guide students through kickboxing-infused workouts designed to build muscle, stamina, and coordination. Committed to fostering healthier lifestyles, the staff guides guests toward nutritious diets with recipe ideas and health tips, encouraging them to avoid eating processed foods, refined sugar, and butter sculptures.
Lacee Green turned her passion for training other people into a career when she created Laced Fitness, a women-only exercise program unlike any other. Rather than promoting the skewed body image so long in vogue, Lacee designed a program that builds strength, burns calories, and preserves the curves that she herself enjoyed having. Many varieties of Zumba, boot camp, cardio camp, and yoga classes are available, offering a range from intermediate to advanced workouts for all ages and levels. Her innovative regimen can produce results in as little as 30 days, less time than it takes most people to somersault to work.
Cosmotion fusion fitness system integrates martial arts, healing movement, and dance into high-energy cardio classes. Each session builds a unique pattern of 52 basic moves to cultivate core strength, while improving flexibility and stamina. The studio also offers a full schedule of dance-centric workouts, which range from Bollywood-fusion and belly dancing, to hokey pokey workouts performed in full suits of armor.
Bright orange walls lend a whimsical, cheerful vibe to The Studio, an intimate space staffed by supportive and well-trained instructors. They lead nearly a dozen different fitness classes, including high-energy, cardio-centric classes such as Turbo kick and boot camp, as well as slower paced, muscle-building classes such as Pilates and yoga.
With the help of a friendly and knowledgeable staff, the owners of The Gym Next Door make clients feel like family. They personalize their wellness services, including hydrotherapy massage and spa treatments, and lead classes for all levels of athleticism. Zumba Gold eases seniors and those with knee injuries into fitness with low-impact shimmies to Latin music, and P90X classes expedite inch shedding with intense core workouts that torch calories and deplete dangerous sweat surpluses.