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. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Equipment: Keiser bikes with computers, dumbbells, kettlebells, plyo boxes
Students should bring: Water and a towel
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come in a little early to get acquainted with movements and other people
Heather, the owner of On The Fly Fitness Studio, grew up by California's coast, and still spends as much time as she can in the water. In fact, it was swimming that introduced her to the joys of fitness when she was young and led her to coach high-school water polo later. Soon, she realized she not only loved reaching her own fitness goals, she loved helping her students achieve their goals too?so she made a career out of it.
At her studio, Heather leads indoor cycling classes fused with other forms of fitness. She tries to incorporate strength training and flexibility training into each class while using her bikes to help people build endurance or conquer their fear of bicycle messengers. "We modify any movement to fit your personal comfort level as well as your ability level," she says. "We also keep a lot [of] variety so that no one workout is completely the same."
These days, Laura Azbill is constantly researching and thinking of new, exciting ways to live a healthy lifestyle, and how to share that information with her clients. But she wasn't always this on top of health and exercise habits. For many years, she relied on a great metabolism, staying pretty oblivious to what she was eating and doing, until she slowly began gaining weight. She even continued to gain weight while she was training for a marathon and working with a personal trainer. So she decided to make a change, and focus more on her dietary habits along with exercise.
Now, Laura Azbill shares the knowledge she gained while studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, helping her clients create practical lifestyle and nutrition plans. Her personalized plans consider each person's unique body type, lifestyle, and goals. Ultimately, for Laura, it's not just about a healthy weight?it's about creating a healthy body, mind, and soul.
No one knows the healing power of yoga therapy as intimately as Sheri Glackin who, after living with chronic back pain caused by four herniated discs, was able to heal herself with yoga therapy in a few months. She knew immediately that she wanted to teach others how to heal without invasive surgeries or body swaps, and she became certified as a yoga therapist and Reiki practitioner.
Today, her yoga-therapy sessions help ailing clients repair their bodies through hands-on yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation. Yoga therapy is more like physical therapy than traditional yoga, and it is tailored to treat chronic pain and stress with specific movements. Sheri also balances energy with relaxing Reiki sessions.
The Richmond Foot and Ankle Clinic pampers peds with services treating everything from heel pain to dry skin. Its team of medical professionals care for feet that have survived trauma, relieving pain from hammertoes, sports injuries, and calluses. Once feet are back in good condition, scrubs and soaks slough away dead cells and moisturize the skin.
The exterior of Walter Mauck, DDS's office combines classic and modern architecture, with a base of solid stonework accented by wall-to-wall windows and metallic beams. Inside, Dr. Mauck and his experienced staff combine the solid, basic foundations of quality dental work with state-of-the-art technology, creating a full schematic of oral care that serves patients of all ages.
Dr. Mauck boasts an impressive resumé; he is the former president of the Wabash River Dental Society and a current member of the ADA, ODA, and Dayton Dental Society. Using this experience, he leads his team in family, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dental work that places patients' trust and comfort above all else. They welcome patients to ask questions to ensure the success of personal hygiene habits and future appearances on Jeopardy. They also perform digital x-rays to reduce patients' exposure to harmful radiation.