Inspired by the strong sense of family he experienced in dance studios growing up, John Harris opened Sultry Swing Dance Studio to provide his own students with a warm, welcoming place to bond while boogying. With today's Groupon, anyone, from the rhythmically inept to the competitively inclined, can schedule an hour-long private lesson ($75) with John or Mary Jane Harris, 2006's Florida State West Coast Swing Dance Champions. Backed with 19 years of shared instructor experience and vast technical knowledge, they'll provide individualized instruction to show you (and your partner, if your bring one) how to add spice to your salsa or flavor to your foxtrot, all while having fun, zapping calories, and avoiding viaducts.
Certified personal trainer Jared Lopez and his team of instructors work to tone muscles and fire up metabolisms for all fitness levels during their boot-camp program that incorporates plyometrics, kickboxing, functional strength training, and calisthenics to get healthy and safe results. The team of experienced trainers also shows modifications for each exercise in fitness sessions at their new indoor and outdoor 7,000 square foot facility. They change up their routines on a daily basis to prevent clients and their muscles from becoming bored. To cultivate a supportive environment, the instructors motivate students without yelling at them and post success stories of clients who have lost inches and weight.
When owners Tom and Kristie Kiper decided to open a gym, they were determined to make it accessible to everyone of all fitness levels. Today, they and their team of trainers teach the CrossFit system to fulfill that goal, as the system can be scaled and customized to suit all levels, from elite athlete to someone brand new to the world of fitness. They also offer continuous encouragement during intense sessions of ever-changing daily workouts that utilize functional-movement exercises, such as tossing medicine balls, jumping on and off plyometric boxes, and lifting weights. It’s a system, too, that rewards participants with enhanced agility, strength, and speed while prepping them for all work, sports, and daily activities.
At Busy Body Fitness Center, members take advantage of a full slate of modern and old-school training techniques. Certified instructors lead sessions in modern fitness trends such as TRX suspension training, P90X, and Zumba, as well as the centuries-old practices of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. Students can sculpt stronger arms during Extreme Boxing classes, build a rock-hard core with Pilates, or dance their way to tighter thighs during Zumba and Dance Jam sessions.
As Sunset Pilates Fitness’ instructors guide students through Pilates movements, gentle breezes and ocean scents waft through the air during outdoor classes. They also have a fully equipped indoor studio, which allows students to take advantage of classes and the studio’s Balanced Body and Peak equipment.
A block from the beach where waves roll in in steady beats, Paramount Ballroom is keeping rhythms of its own. Accredited instructors lead classes in Latin and ballroom dances, letting students set their own pace during waltz, foxtrot, tango, salsa, and swing classes. Although private lessons are available, group lessons allow 10 to 15 students plenty of partner practice. The studio also transforms into a dance club where students can mingle and practice moves in a lively environment free of intimidation.