While training themselves to perform at local events and salsa congresses, Nuevolution?s founders discovered their passion for teaching dance techniques and routines, leading them to open their own studio to share rug-cutting wisdom with fledgling hoofers. With great enthusiasm for rhythm and self-expression, the studio's energetic team of instructors introduces students of all skill levels to a variety of Latin dance styles, including salsa, bachata, belly dancing, Argentine tango, and more.
Zumba, Yoga, and Tae Bo fitness classes motivate participants to shimmy off pounds and strengthen muscles so they can bend crowbars into clef notes. The kids' dance program gives younger students their first taste of lyrical, hip-hop or music theater jazz techniques in a fun, lighthearted environment. Nuevolution schedules classes six days a week and can spice up special events with fiery, professional dance numbers.
The team at ReggaeFit has more in common than the fact that they're all experienced instructors. Each woman has been dancing her entire life. A co-owner of ReggaeFit, Rachel has studied everything from ballet and tap to hip-hop and jazz. Now, she finds herself uniting exercisers under a banner of red, yellow, and green.
The instructors lead ReggaeFit workouts that get bodies moving to the infectious rhythms of reggae and soca music. During every class, they combine light, high-energy aerobics with Caribbean dance moves, motivating women and men alike to shake, shimmy, and groove along with the beats. The facility doesn't forget about younger visitors, either. Kids' classes take groups through a range of slower ska tunes and faster soca rhythms so kids can keep up at school dances when the DJ loses control of the tempo button.
From boot camp to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, spin class to capoeira, Knockout Zone's curriculum forks into several paths to fitness. And students are in good hands when it comes to their martial-arts education: the staff of decorated instructors includes former MMA fighter Jorge Pereira and Diego Devera, former champion of Argentina in light-contact karate. The studio's schedule also includes kids' programs in Tae Kwon Do and boxing.
Body Mind & Soul lives up to its name. With yoga and capoeira classes and a fresh fruit smoothie bar, attending the colorful studio on Sheridan Street tends to your body. Their tutoring and meditation exercises relax your mind, and a lineup of art classes and African dance and drumming sessions nurtures creativity in your soul. This vast array of enriching experiences is thanks to the diverse crew of the teachers, who focus entirely on helping their patrons achieve overall wellness.
Since 1969, Park's Martial Arts has instilled students with the benefits of karate and other martial arts. Those benefits are many, but discipline and a commitment to becoming a better person are two of the most prominent. Besides these important virtues, they also teach students aged 3 and up invaluable self-defense skills. Learning those skills means performing intense and fun workouts, further instilling students with fitness and healthy habits.
Exotic Workouts believes getting fit doesn't require spending hours in a gym and performing monotonous exercises. Through their pole-fitness classes, which range from beginner's to advanced sessions, and their alternative-fitness classes, such as Booty Aerobics and Sexi Flexi, they help ladies burn calories and strengthen muscles without lifting a single weight. That's not to say the studio's workouts aren't challenging. Classes such as Pole Kitten require students to suspend themselves in the air simply with their thigh muscles, and Sexy Chair Fitness & Pole combine a variety of exercises that test students' leg and ab muscles for a full 60 minutes. If the studio and a traditional gym do share one quality, it's the confidence that they instill in their clients. Exotic Workouts members come away with a boost in their self-esteem, making it easier for them to confront the banana spider that's taken over their living room.