The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
At Zumba with Gina, Gina Vasquez uses her background in ballet, jazz, and modern dance to help clients sweat off pounds with fun, energetic Zumba classes. Based on Latin dance styles, one-hour Zumba classes begin with a slow warm-up, and then escalate to high-paced choreographed dance routines that are specially designed to burn calories.
The expert instructors of Fusion Dance Studios lead students of all levels through a variety of dance styles. They introduce newcomers to the foundational steps of swing and salsa. In addition to teaching social dances, they also lead students through hip-hop dance fitness classes.
Forged Bodies Gym specializes in providing workouts that can be customized to challenge clients, no matter their age, weight, or fitness capabilities.The no-frills gym uses simple equipment for functional workouts, such as wooden boxes for plyometric jumps and oversized tires, barbells, and medicine balls for strength training. Certified CrossFit teachers lead Olympic-style weightlifting classes and full CrossFit workouts, and the gym also hosts Zumba classes set to high-energy tunes.
Though people come for the cardio, Zumba tends to ensnare exercisers with its Latin choreography, international rhythms, and dance-party vibe. Lisa Stone had always dreamed of opening her own studio, and after meeting the owners of Brickhouse Cardio Club, she knew this was her opportunity to help the San Antonio community achieve its fitness goals. Brickhouse has blossomed into a franchise, expanding into 25 locations with new sites opening in the United Kingdom, where it hopes to supplant aerobic chimney sweeping. Each club focuses almost exclusively on Zumba, hosted in pared-down studios with the franchise’s signature electric-blue and neon-green walls surrounding a stage.
Dancers of all ages have been sashaying, pirouetting, and leaping through the studio at Dance Plus since 1987. Teachers lead classes for all ages and skill levels, from the 2.5-year-olds learning basic coordination in Creative Dance to the adults honing their skills in hip-hop, ballet, and lyrical classes. For those looking for a more fitness-based routine, the studio also offers Zumba classes, which secretly tone muscles by focusing clients on fun-filled dance routines fueled by Latin music. No matter what class students take, they're sure to get the individual attention they need to master the steps thanks to Dance Plus's commitment to intimate class sizes.