Amanda Martin had her choice of career tracks?the multitalented entrepreneur excels in acting, dancing, modeling, archery, and gymnastics. To take full advantage of her range of skills, she decided to blend her interests into one business, and Beauty and the Ballroom was born. Here, Amanda taps into her background in samba, tango, waltz, and swing to lead classes that impart dance techniques while boosting the self-confidence and self-expression of students of all ages.
For the beauty side of Beauty and the Ballroom, Amanda cleanses skin with organic facials, melts away inches with body wraps, and enhances eyes with eyelash extensions. She also coaxes out inner beauty during hypnotherapy sessions that tackle everything from stage fright to fear of flying over stages full of people with stage fright.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Activity alone doesn't count as exercise. The instructors and fitness enthusiasts at Arizona Training Lab teach exercisers how to safely perform routines that bolster strength and stamina without placing undue strain on joints, tendons, and vertebrae. To help with these exercises, the facility features body-blasting accouterments such as TRX suspension trainers, stationary spinning cycles, resistance bands, medicine balls, and a host of dumbbells. When incorporated into the instructors' signature interval training classes, these pieces of equipment help provide a total body workout. The staff also offers more individualized feedback during personal training sessions and even provides nutritional consulting for visitors looking to improve their diet or identify the edible parts of a jack-o-lantern.
Together with her fierce team of trainers at IM=X Pilates Studio, owner Melissa Murray leads classes in IM=X Pilates' signature workout, IM=X, which is short for Integrated Movement Xercize. The class combines strength training, cardio, and flexibility for high-energy sessions that have been profiled in Fitness Magazine, Mademoiselle, and the New York Times. The IM=X schedule of classes includes reformer, cardio barre, mat Pilates, and yoga. IM=X also offers private personal training with customized workouts to help clients speed up muscle development and tone hard-to-reach places such as the upper arms and inner ears.
Losing weight requires a 24/7 commitment, which is why BaroSolutions Wellness and Weight Loss’s online support hub never closes. Program participants can contact a nutrition coach 24 hours a day via live chat or phone to discuss their progress through the program’s fitness routines and three-phase meal plan, including specialty plans such as a 10-day detox regimen and plateau-buster meal plan. Further guidance comes from an ecookbook stocked with 365 recipes for dishes that contain less than 300 calories, which helps participants fulfill their nutritional goals without resorting to eating only paper-thin slivers of cheesecake. House-brand diet supplements accelerate the weight-loss process by suppressing cravings, which catalyzes fat burning. For in-person support, clients can visit one of the clinics in the wellness centre’s network, staffed by nutrition- and weight-loss-savvy professionals.