A look around a Bodyworks gym might show people going into the pool area, running around the indoor turf field, or working out alongside their kids. A family-oriented gym with a focus on inner and outer wellness, Bodyworks aims to be a welcoming place for anyone who wants to get in shape. You won't find the same offerings at every gym—each facility hosts unique group fitness classes. Anyone who wants to take a workout to the next level can check out Octane fitness training, led in a group by a certified personal trainer.
While many martial arts classes claim to turn fists and feet into lethal weapons, ArtFit’s classes actually hand their students lethal weapons—namely, samurai swords. Samurai swordsmanship, or iaijutsu, is the dojo’s main focus. In classes, sensei teach the 450-year-old art, supplementing weapon wielding and empty-hand defense techniques with the culture, language, and history of the practice.
The course catalogue is more comprehensive than just swordplay, however, and the dojo pays respect to a host of other traditions. Adults and children can master all manner of arts martial, including karate, kickboxing, MMA, and defensive tactics for law enforcement. ArtFit recently introduced a diverse selection of dance classes as well. Though distinct in style, each class is rather high-energy. Students can get a high-impact leg workout in Can Can, tone muscles with hip-hop’s isometric movements, and increase upper body strength in aerial artiste sessions.
The Boxing Club, as its name suggests, is wired for boxers. Its owner, USA-Certified Boxing Coach Rosie Barker, has furnished the space with boxing studio essentials such as a ring, weights, and punching bags. Despite that, the studio doesn't strictly teach boxing. Rosie and her staff also teach kickboxing, sparring, and kenpo classes for kids, teens, and adults. Rosie has an affinity for kenpo, having more than 35 years of martial arts experience and black belts.
The dedicated instructors at MaxOut Crossfit subscribe wholly to the CrossFit fitness method, which has built a following on its constantly varying high-intensity functional movements. Following this body-sculpting regimen, they lead clients of all abilities through intense rounds of movements—best exemplified in the center’s workout of the day—which may include disciplines such as weightlifting, rowing, sprinting, and climbing rope. They also incorporate barbells, gymnastics rings, and kettlebells to pump up strength and endurance between each class’s warm-up and group stretching sessions. Each day, trainers craft a new combination of these workouts to keep muscles from getting used to routines or falling asleep mid-deadlift. The center’s nutritional program further helps clients reach their fitness goals with a diet based on the consumption of organic foods and avoidance of starchy carbohydrates.
Lubbock Yoga is a beautiful studio space in Lubbock, TX devoted exclusively to traditional and modern yoga practices. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment from which to forge whole-life living. Our team of highly qualified yoga instructors offer a full-spectrum of yoga classes and events.
Bodies take up more room when they're stretching, which Yoga Bean accounts for by providing a spacious studio for their yoga sessions. Inside, certified teachers lead first-timers through a series of postures and ensure that each visitor practices proper alignment and doesn’t tangle limbs with a neighbor. With more experienced pupils, the instructors incorporate blocks, blankets, and straps during series of restorative poses and lead groups through inversions and arm balances. After class, guests can reenergize with pastries from local gastropub The Crafthouse or cups of organic, fair-trade coffee from Caffe Ibis beans, which Yoga Bean’s baristas incorporate into specialty drinks such as iced americanos and mochas topped with homemade chocolate syrup.
Jazzercise's instructors pack dance-based cardio, resistance, and flexibility training into 60-minute group boogie sessions. Each class begins with a gentle warm-up followed by 30 minutes of aerobics and strength training using weights, resistance tubes, and baseballs that have been purposely waterlogged. During sessions, exercisers cook a fitness stew with ingredients from jazz dance, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing to stimulate the cardiovascular system. A soundtrack of top 40, jazz, country, hip-hop, funk, rock, and Latin-inspired music blasts in the background as certified instructors lead participants through dance routines that, like glow sticks in a cave, are easy to follow. Classes conclude with stretching to loosen up joints and limbs for the next visit.