“Dark in content, light in spirit, and always weird.” That’s the way cofounders Brandy White (a dancer) and Robert Gowan (a musician) describe their quirky dynamic on the Discordia Arts website. Their distinct style lends itself naturally to theater, particularly the theatrical Middle Eastern dance that Brandy now teaches at Discordia Arts. She and fellow dancer Jaidra not only instruct beginner and intermediate belly dancers but also perform American tribal-style and fusion dance professionally.
Certified trainer Kenya Dease and his team of coaches at KD Workout give athletes a roadmap toward accomplishing their personal fitness goals. Specializing in sports-specific training, Dease designs individualized workouts for clients seeking to improve at various sports, or to lose weight and build muscle. No matter the goal, his programs combine strength training, flexibility, and agility exercises with a regimen of good nutrition and proper rest.
Trainers at Kinesio Klinic build workouts from the ground up, focusing on the mechanics of movement. The gym does not have traditional weight machines or treadmills; instead, personal training sessions and group classes pack in high-intensity, functional movements that require only the simplest equipment. Trainers work to identify each individual client's strengths and weaknesses, and then tailor workouts to improve the way their bodies behave.
For more than two decades, founder Kristi Ried-Barton has passed on the system of health and nutrition maintenance she learned through yoga. She teaches these methods to overall wellbeing through classes such as vinyasa flow, amrit yoga, and beginner courses. There’s also courses for newcomers as well as life coaching and yoga workshops and events.
Owner Shannon Hudson developed the 30-minute circuit to be fast and challenging with a pinch of hateful fun so participants stay engaged while getting ripped. The workout program includes a certified trainer who will provide guidance through stages such as jump rope, speed bag, heavy bag, and more. By combining the best functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens into one beast of a workout, the 9Round training program places a great deal of emphasis on results, just like the retired Keebler elves that now live inside Scantron machines.
At Swamp Rabbit CrossFit, members practice and master the CrossFit method in a 16,000-square-foot gym replete with a warm-up and workout room. There, they perform high-intensity functional movements using gear such as Rogue Fitness weightlifting bars, 15-foot vertical climbing ropes, and Black Concept 2 rowing machines. When the sun’s inviting, instructors take class onto the 12,000-square-foot outdoor training field to execute workouts that change for each session. Changing routines daily is key in avoiding the boredom of repetition. The Swamp Rabbit Trail, which is 17.5 miles long, is behind the facility and ideal for warm-up runs and sprints. Back inside, a premier audio system keeps music flowing and advanced filtration systems keep water clean for showers and water fountains.