"If it's important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse." That's the mantra by which CrossFit Outrival head trainer Kelli Rossow lives. And the philosophy has served her well, as evidenced by her CrossFit Level 1 and Russian Kettlebell Challenge certifications, her career as an MMA competitor, and even her reign as the Battle of the Bay's Bikini Contest winner in 2009. At CrossFit Outrival, she and fellow instructor Jennifer Rothwell refuse to accept excuses. By facilitating camaraderie among their CrossFit students, they create a supportive environment for them to get fit, despite the challenging nature of functional-movement CrossFit classes.
Patricia Regner, a devoted mother with an MBA, has something else up her sleeve: she’s also the founder and owner of Miss Pole. After deciding that her life needed some serious changes, Patricia enrolled in pole-dancing classes and was so inspired, so enthusiastic, and so dramatically altered that she decided every woman should have the opportunity to feel confident, strong, and sexy. Hence Miss Pole was born.
At Miss Pole, she leads classes that explores fitness and physically challenging aspects of pole dancing fitness. She leads beginner, intermediate, and advanced pole-dancing classes that cover hundreds of moves that tone the entire body. Other classes include lap dancing, burlesque, and sexy/sassy stretching.
At CrossFit Kenosha, workouts transform exercisers of all levels into fit and confident champions. Encouraging coaches rally groups during functional fitness drills that build speed, power, and stamina with tools such as jump ropes, kettlebells, and gymnastics rings. A team-like bond forms as exercisers cheers one another through challenging routines that can be scaled to different levels of strength and endurance.
Weightlifting moves and body-weight exercises cultivate lean muscle mass, which helps the body to burn calories as efficiently as possible. Filled with cardiovascular challenges such as sprinting and rowing, the workouts can also shrink waistlines and bolster heart health. Like a snowman's fingerprints, no two workouts are alike, which helps to keep exercisers engaged and motivated.
Mindful Yoga’s trio of passionate yoga instructors guides students toward mind and body wellness during informative workshops and classes available all week. The studio’s class schedule boasts classes for all skill levels, including a fundamentals class, where inexperienced yogis ease into basic postures and breathing techniques as patient teachers help students reach each pose with proper alignment, body awareness, and perfect mantra-humming pitch. Body benders who have gone steady with their sticky mat for at least six months happily join the more challenging Yoga 2 class featuring aerobic Vinyasa flows that link physical postures together with mindful breathing exercises, and longer-held poses that provide muscles with deep, healing stretches. Mindful Yoga's workshops help yogis address specific ailments or interests, such as the Yoga for Fibromyalgia course designed to relieve sufferers’ symptoms with low-impact exercises and gentle stretches, or mind-melting meditation sessions that can relieve stress and soothe fussy spirit bears.
The dedicated and certified instructors at Yogarithm Studios shepherd their bendy apprentices with an inspiring passion for the healthful art of yoga. Six types of yoga work the minds and bodies of students of all skill sets in 45-minute lessons scheduled at convenient times throughout the week. The gentle class greets flexibles with easygoing exercises; the power core workout challenges bodies on a mental, physical, and molecular level. In the fun flow pose-fest, benders will practice a catalogue of yoga positions at a moderate pace against the aural backdrop of upbeat tunes. Though Yogarithm accommodates guests with mats, blocks, straps, and blankets, patrons are encouraged to bring their own props and gear.
Dr. Stacy Kaiser and her staff of aestheticians and laser technicians at A Younger You Medical Spa assess each client's unique skin type during complimentary cosmetic consultations, looking for the best way to enhance natural beauty with high technology. Dr. Kaiser earned a degree in chemical engineering before becoming a board-certified physician in medicine and surgery in the state of Wisconsin, allowing her to customize treatments using the med spa's own prescription-grade skincare line. In addition to being certified in laser procedures such as photofacials and laser vein and hair removal, the friendly doc specializes in nonsurgical, ultrasound-based ultherapy face lifts. At A Younger You Medical Spa, technological advancements and individualized attention go hand in hand, like an arm-wrestling match between a robot and a butler.