Fitness guru Shane Arcadia has dedicated himself to delivering personalized fitness guidance with a range of boot camps, training, and other services at TASK Fitness. Shane’s weekly classes and fitness outings include 45-minute boot camps designed to burn 1,000 calories, group runs and hikes, and team-sports sessions. He also leads one-on-one grocery-store tours, sharing tips on how to pick out healthy foods and maintain a balanced diet.
The instructors lead students through Bikram yoga's 26 challenging poses and two breathing exercises in a heated room, which helps purge the body of toxins and allows limbs to sink deeply into stretches. Within a studio heated to more than 100 degrees, students flow through poses that strengthen and stretch muscles, ligaments, and joints. Each posture is designed to work muscle groups needed for the next pose, building a series of interconnected movements. By temporarily decreasing blood flow to specific areas of the body, the poses send in a rush of freshly oxygenated blood to joints, organs, and limbs when yogis unfold from folds and twists, unblocking the tiny traffic jams of hemoglobin. Most yoga classes are 90 minutes long, and most studios offer flexible early morning and evening classes. Visit the individual studios' websites to see their schedules.
Balanced Body Bootcamp founder Kristen Poczulp, a certified personal trainer, leads a team of fitness buffs at two locations. Eschewing the issues that frustrated her at conventional gyms, Kristen and her trainers rely on group motivation and accountability to motivate women to keep their commitments to exercise and end unhealthy relationships with the snooze button. The one-hour boot-camp workouts blend intervals, circuits, and strength training that can be tailored to fit ladies of all ages and fitness levels. Alternatively, 60-minute Long and Lean classes focus on getting heart rates up.
Like a trip to the all-you-can-dance buffet, Jazzercise incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, and air-busting kickboxing. In 60 minutes of class, participants of all ages and levels will benefit from improving their cardio, strength, and flexibility while burning off up to 500 calories and improving their chances of impressing Kevin Bacon at a celebrity dance-a-thon. Dancing with the Stars two-time champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise’s improvisational workouts, but clients won’t need her encyclopedic knowledge of flashy footwork and spirit-fingered dance moves to get the most out of each class. Those prone to first-class jitters can review the basic moves before their shimmy session.
Students should bring: Change of clothes, towel, bottle of water, and yoga clothes/swimwear
Average class length: 60?90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Outdoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come with an open mind and the knowledge that class was developed for all.
Q&A with Rhiannon, Teacher
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The idea is to enjoy the beauty of nature while connecting to the beauty within?bliss in every moment.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
No. The idea is to love where you are and who you are. Also, it's fun to learn yoga on a paddleboard. Build confidence and obtain a new style if you have already practiced yoga. Love yourself.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I want everyone to feel comfortable with coming to enjoy paddle yoga. [We cater to patrons] from beginner to advanced. It can also be a workout. Also, people will ask about what to wear: yoga clothes and a change of clothes, if they want. It's okay to fall in.
At Profile Fitness AZ, Daniel Eldridge helps clients improve quality of life both on and off the field. Daniel uses his personal training skill set to help them reach their fitness goals. In an effort to promote their
holistic health, clients can also work with wellness coaches. When used in tandem, such multidisciplinary skill sets can ensure a comprehensive approach to good living. Many testimonials, report that Daniel covers nutrition in classes and personal training sessions. That's what powers programs like Fit Camp and Fat Furnace, where students learn the tenets of healthy eating while burning their way through body-weight exercise or high-intensity interval training.
Other group classes include Cardio Boxing, Fit Camp, Yoga, Zumba, and Hike Club; clients can also extend their accountability by participating in the gym's Weight Loss Challenges. Those looking for one-on-one attention can take advantage of Profile's private training sessions, which encompass both sports-specific coaching and general fitness. Others can join one of Profile Fitness' corporate wellness programs, which teach clients to stay hydrated by donning boxing gloves and punching a water cooler open.