EveryBody Pilates’s owner Heather Crosby had a hard time feeling like herself after a traumatic car wreck in 1995; that is, until she discovered Pilates. The core-strengthening workouts so enriched and restored her life that she became a certified instructor to share it with others. At her studio, she and her staff provide group lessons on mats and reformers, as well as private and partner classes. They’ve also added barre workouts, TRX suspension training, and Jazzercise to their repertoire.
Sculpt Plus is a health and beauty hub where treatments and fitness programs help clients feel their best and look shinier than a freshly polished ruby. Stylists spruce up hair, nails, and antennae; spa staffers massage bone-and-muscles houses and perform facials; and trainers lead group classes and one-on-one fitness sessions. In addition to applying Bare Escentuals makeup and tinting lashes and brows, the professional beauty curators create specialty makeup looks for Halloween and adorn tresses with feather extensions. At all turns and regardless of the realm of personal wellness they work in, the staff members at Sculpt Plus make friendliness a priority and strive to make each client’s experience a merry one. The staff is also licensed, like most pro racecar drivers.
All Star Gymnastics & Cheer is an award-winning gymnastics and cheerleading training facility in Nixa. For more than 16 years, the certified and experienced staff has been helping kids ages 1-18 gain strength, coordination, and flexibility in their tumbling, trampoline, gymnastics, and cheer programs. In their on-going quest to create a fun atmosphere, they also host Mommy & Me classes, birthday parties, private lessons, and special event nights such as a monthly Friday Night Out. They also welcome both members and non members to participate in gymnastic games, obstacle courses, and pizza feasts.
With more than 1,800 gyms in 10 countries around the globe and 24/7 access, Anytime Fitness makes it as easy as possible for its members to get in shape. Multiple strength-training and cardio machines can build stamina, increase agility, and tone limbs to rival the crisp bicep lines of statues in a nearby park. The center’s virtual classes teach fitness disciplines such as yoga, cycling, and kickboxing. Group training brings those disciplines into 3-D. As far as amenities, private showers and HDTV are just two of the many additional touches that make Anytime Fitness a welcoming workout arena.
There are few places that see the exercise potential of swinging a sledgehammer or dragging a palate full of weight across the parking lot. But the instructors at Extreme Fitness, which includes King Owens and Jon Hickman, don't wear blinders when it comes to what helps the body. Alongside such out-of-the-box techniques, these pros use ropes, medicine balls, boxing pads, barbells, and cardiovascular machines to help every committed person find his or her ideal body.
Inside its serene studio, Essential Yoga guides groups toward health and wellness with more than 10 different yoga classes, including multiple threads of Vinyasa and an intro to Ashtanga. The facility's roster of passionate instructors acts as a source of constant encouragement, and a flexible schedule of daily classes bends to accomodate students of all experience levels. To kick workout routines up a notch, Essential Yoga also offers energized sessions of Zumba.