Brawling Beauty Burlesque puts a twist on the otherwise sassy dance styles offered at Pole Expressions with burlesque. Students don heels that they can dance in as an instructor Racheal Williams leads them through group or solo lessons, which tailor to those who may be shy with their skills at first. Advanced students, however, exude confidence, especially when dressed in the class’s requisite uniform: heels, bra top, bottoms, and thigh-high stockings. Williams also teaches parties and hosts girls’ night out events.
The certified instructors at RPM Dance Studio turn up Latin-infused dance beats to inspire movement during Zumba, Zumbatomic for Kids, and samba classes. Repeat customers and referrals flock to the dance emporium for Zumba’s one-hour lessons in repetitive, easy-to-follow steps that burn calories faster than trying to lift weights with the eyebrows. Young ones work off extra energy and learn healthy habits in Zumbatomic for Kids, and samba lessons teach the art of the Brazilian dance form. Once a month, the studio doubles as a boutique that sells fitness clothing, and occasional Zumba-themed special events let revelers practice in a loose, celebratory setting.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
At Square 1 Fitness, the doors are open all day, every day. With a month-to-month contract, members enjoy access to all that lies behind these gates: brand-name strength and cardio equipment, health screenings, fitness evaluations, and full showers. The gym also houses certified personal trainers who can develop personalized fitness programs. The trainers guarantee results, and have a proven history of success—an archive of success stories includes testimonials of participants who halved their body fat, reclaimed their pre-pregnancy figure, or overcame a weight-loss plateau. Complementing fitness services, Square 1 Fitness provides massage therapy, tanning, and other spa services that reward bodies more effectively than gold-star bicep tattoos.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Precor machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the HydroMassage machines.
You know you're in for a more intimate fitness experience when you enter Thebodybar(re). Instructors create separate regimens to suit every skill level and can customize exercises for people with previous injuries. Although no dance experience is required, the workout is inspired by ballet and combines precise movements to strengthen flexibility and balance. With hundreds of variations to the traditional Bodybar(re) exercises, you'll never do the same routine twice.