Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Just as varied as the workouts are the class formats themselves. There are special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod, cut your workout time in half, or literally make you slightly better at saxophone playing. There's even a junior Jazzercise and Jazzercise team dance at some locations, which let you work out with your kids and teenagers. As for the ittie-ditties, childcare is available during select times at many locations.
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.
Principle Nutrition's experienced dietitians fuel peoples' drive to lose weight by mapping out a custom nutrition program that leads individuals toward healthier lifestyles. The Weight Loss Jump Start program kicks off with a Physio-Graph body-composition measurement, which takes inventory of the key elements that comprise physiques: fat, muscle, fluid, Skittles, and bone. Then, staffers tally the amount of calories your body burns while at rest with a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) reading, which provides the foundation upon which the obelisk of nutritional perfection is constructed. A personalized, healthful eating agenda factors in clients' current preferred foods and lifestyle, and is designed to help people meet their personal weight-loss goals while maintaining muscle mass.
Sky High Parasailing’s father-son team of Randy and RJ Stanfa introduces landlocked legs to the freedom of air travel with 15-minute parasailing adventures along the coastline and above the cerulean waters of Pompano Beach. After double-checking customers' harnesses, chutes, cables, and favorite Doctor Who episodes, Captain RJ pilots his custom-designed Nordic watercraft into open water. The boat’s 350-horsepower MerCruiser motor gently transitions parasailers from seafarers to stewards of the sky, flying at the highest legal height over Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse and Pompano Pier. While human kites soar high above the boat, a photographer captures two memorable snapshots and saves them on a CD so visitors can later upload them on Facebook or print out copies to hand to doppelgangers. Rides conclude with a quick, refreshing dip in the ocean and a winch-assisted return to the boat’s deck for a soft landing.
Certified trainers Charley and Nat aren't fans of the typical big-box gym experience. They have their reasons: gyms are crowded, people don't wipe down machines after they're done, and the actual results of workouts can vary wildly. Another, more compelling reason is that they've simply found something better. It's called CrossFit, and it works.
Inspired by CrossFit's focus on functional strength, Charley and Nat opened CrossFit Navigate and began turning others on to the workouts. In each punishing session, they combine exercises such as squats, rope climbs, and tractor tosses to work out every major muscle group. They scale these exercises to challenge virtually any fitness level, from beginner to expert.
At CrossFit Hardcore Central, it?s pretty routine to see athletes lifting weights overhead one minute and then doing dips on gymnastics bars the next. But ?routine? is a four-letter word at this gym, considering that the Workouts of the Day (WODs) change every day to keep muscles and their owners guessing. Based on CrossFit?s principle of varied, functional fitness, exercises never repeat workouts. Sessions may include weightlifting, running, rowing, gymnastics, plyometrics, and body-weight movements such as pushups, chin-ups, and squats. CrossFit Hardcore Central's 6800 sq. ft. facility also has an air-conditioned, unsupervised lounge for kids and showers on site.