When Tina Cristiano signed up for her first Zumba workshop, the only thing she knew about the program was that it involved Latin dance moves. She soon became addicted to the high-energy workout and encouraged her friend, Brianne Galante, to give it a chance. Within a few years after their first encounter with Zumba, both Tina and Brianne became instructors and opened Feel Good Fitness to spread the health benefits of the rhythm-filled routines. Today, they teach Zumba?which blends hip-shaking dance steps and international music?to students of all ages and skill levels. Tina and Brianne meticulously select each song and craft routines by blending traditional Latin steps dance styles including salsa, cumbia, and merengue with moves inspired by belly dancing and African rhythms. When they aren't helping classes swagger toward svelte frames, Tina and Brianne bring their encouragement to the community at large, hosting charity events to support worthy causes and volunteering for shifts on local superhero teams.
In addition to the toned muscles created by their workouts, the relationships formed with each client are what the trainers at Iconic Fitness take the most pride in. The fitness experts strive to interact with clients directly, whether in personal-training sessions or group classes, to help them safely and efficiently reach their fitness goals. Beyond the workouts, Iconic Fitness's staff makes the gym-going experience as enjoyable as possible, fostering a non-intimidating atmosphere to make visits more fun and decorating the outside of their facilities with greenery and waterfalls in case members have to imagine that they're Tarzan in order to build muscle.
Jeannie, along with her staff of instructors at Easy Fitness with Jeannie, leads a variety of classes designed to strengthen and tone muscles while burning fat. Classes include energetic Zumba sessions of Latin dance based steps set to upbeat music, relaxing yoga for all skill levels, and intense boot-camp sessions incorporating plyometric and calisthenic exercises.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags.
The Little Shop of Yoga is just that?a cozy, one-room studio that allows classes of smaller sizes to receive more one-on-one attention from their instructor. Classes are held six days a week, featuring a small but diverse mix of styles that includes hot yoga, meditation, Vinyasa, and family yoga. Yoga fit incorporates dumb bells, stability balls, and other exercise tools, helping students tone muscle while building flexibility.
Way more than just learning proper techniques for kicks, punches, and strikes, the classes at Kickboxing Kenilworth get participants in great shape. Held seven days a week, the 45-minute sessions encourage groups to get pumped up, participating in high-octane workouts that tone, strengthen, and energize the physique.