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.
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.
Andrea Gover knows firsthand the powerful effects of Zumba: she’s living it. After she started regularly taking Zumba classes in 2011, following the birth of her fifth child, she fell in love with it—and lost 90 pounds along the way. She became an instructor, and now helps others get hooked on Zumba at Studio Fuego.
Vegas Stiletto Fitness was founded by Lisa Valdes-Romero, a former gymnast and Vegas showgirl who high-kicked and twirled across Sin City stages for eight years. Now, Lisa and her team of motivating instructors encourage women to express themselves through dance while achieving physical fitness. In signature courses and Ladies Night Out dance outings, women don sky-scraping heels and release their inner vixens through sensual choreography and elaborate mating screeches.
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.
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.