Although Shawn Strickland is a certified trainer with a masters of education in exercise science, it didn't take a genius to see the benefits of smaller workout groups. Rather than leading large boot-camp classes where some students can fall behind, mishear instructions, or simply feel isolated, he has designed his boot camps for groups of no more than five at a time. This way, he can afford to guide clients through more intricate training regimens, employing kettle bells, resistance bands, and floor routines while observing the correct form and progress of each individual.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor Marcio Laselva has a wealth of championships and nine years of teaching experience under his second-degree black belt. He helps his students hone their bodies and minds into sleek, sinewy machines with the help of a qualified and experienced team of instructors, which includes ISKA World Champion kickboxer Marcio Navarro. Far from being just a dojo for training hard-hitting fighters, the 20,000-square-foot, family-friendly gym helps athletes achieve all sorts of objectives, whether decreasing stress levels with calming yoga classes or learning to beat up the ocean with karate courses.
An intense yet addictive fighter fitness regimen lets laymen and women tone and build their bodies like MMA warriors, while capoeira classes seamlessly combine music, dance, and martial arts. Students learn a wide range of disciplines within the gym's welcoming walls, including the art of the fist and foot in tae kwon do lessons and master’s degrees in the sweet science with classes from 47-year boxing vet Johnny "Coach" Papin.
Towering mirrors wrap the walls at Fitness 2000 24hr Health Club, reflecting the motivating scene of heart-pumping fitness classes and body-slimming workout sessions. 17,000 pounds of free weights join forces with more than 110 cardio machines in the workout rooms, and three lanes sweep across a 15-meter lap pool, which the staff guarantees is never filled with molten lava. The American Aerobic Association–certified trainers lead a wide range of aerobic classes, boot-camp classes, and personal-training sessions to add inspiration into patrons’ workouts, helping them reach their wellness and fitness goals. The club is open 24 hours on weekdays, allowing customers the freedom to exercise throughout the day or during bouts of sleepwalking. As their parents scorch calories, youngsters frolic in the nursery under the watch of trained childcare experts.
Servers stand at the club's restaurant ready to whip up a variety of smoothies, sandwiches, and protein shakes, helping patrons rejuvenate after a strenuous workout. Patrons can further recover in the club's saunas, steam room, or whirlpool, or complement a beach-ready body with a beach-ready tan by stepping into a stand-up tanning bed within a private suntan room.
Safira's Center for World Dance inspires a love of foreign cultures through world dance. Its intructors, including director Safira Zeki, teach Middle Eastern, bellydance, Gypsy, and flamenco dance for beginners and advanced students. Classes range from Tribal Fusion Fundamentals that includes basic steps from a variety of styles including Turkish and Jazz and Dancers with Experience, which incorporates props including finger cymbals, canes, swords, and veils.