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Equipment: Insanity, Piloxing, Zumba, SWEAT CAMP, Tabata SWEAT, TurboKick, PiYo, Lift, and SWEAT n Sculpt

Students should bring: Bottle of water and athletic shoes

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2012

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Q&A with Megan Thieman, Co-owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Each month we run a challenge to keep clients coming in, such as coming to class 25 times in one month to earn a free T-shirt. We change each class, so if you go to a specific class more than once that week, it will be different. Also, we have a variety of classes, so if our clients don't like one style, there are many more from which to choose.

Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?

Free monthly measurements occur every month to show improvements and body change. We also offer help with nutrition guidance.

Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?

We call ourselves a fitness boutique. We offer a variety of classes with fun, energetic, and motivational instructors that keep clients having fun and laughing while sweating and burning calories all in one awesome hour.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Sweat studio comes with a warning label: it becomes an addiction. We have a very welcoming environment and offer a variety of classes suitable for both beginning and advanced students.

12206 Johnson Drive
Shawnee,
KS
US

At iRISE Performance, no two workouts ever have to be identical. Bootcamps and group classes spice up routines to add a social element to exercise, and rows of cardio equipment and weights allow individuals to progress at their own pace. But then the gym branches out beyond the expected. Two high-school-regulation basketball courts and one college-regulation court prompt pickup games before players step up to three powerlifting platforms to test their resolve. And anyone seeking to infuse their routine with functional-fitness moves can have a heyday in the turf room, where sleds, sandbags, a battling rope, and TRX equipment engage the core.

iRise Performance steps outside the gym too for a more holistic look at well-being. A fully functioning kitchen hosts cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes to help clients rethink their diet. And iRise also keeps exercisers from making up excuses or forging doctors notes for their trainers by giving them something precious: time. An onsite childcare room watches tots while parents and guardians blast their bodies in the gym.

21957 West 83rd Street
Shawnee,
KS
US

Jordan Ryan was so taken with Ashtanga yoga that she began teaching to share the practice with others. She instills the ancient discipline, which is known for its mindful movement, meditation, and breathing patterns that bring about harmony between mind, spirit, and body. During classes, she introduces what's known as Ashtanga's eight-limb system to new students and creates more challenging sessions for advanced students?though stopping short of demanding that they grow four more limbs.

7410 Switzer Road
Shawnee,
KS
US

The crew at G.R.I.T.T. Fitness LLC welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life to come train at its gym. The weight room crosses fitness disciplines to provide clients with a diverse array of equipment including kettlebells, medicine balls, resistance bands, free weights, a squat rack, and a dead-lift rack. Adjacent to the weight room, a yoga room welcomes multiple modalities of yoga and tai chi. G.R.I.T.T.’s trainers specialize in personal and group training, and each program includes a custom-tailored workout routine designed around each client’s unique goals and current health.

23704 W 83rd Ter.
Shawnee,
KS
US

A community presence in Kansas City since 1860, the Greater Kansas City YMCA forwards its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages and backgrounds at its 18 locations. Each bustling outpost proffers members an embarrassment of fitness and entertainment riches, with everything from youth camps and after-school programs to group exercise classes, such as cycling, core training, and Pilates. Clubs and social organizations help members meet like-minded friends, and family activities strengthen bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly.

2251 South 138th Street
Bonner Springs,
KS
US

Bollywood Groove KC, LLC founder Shyamly Jaiswal is a certified yoga instructor, but her real achievement isn't in simply mastering those fitness routines, it's in putting her own spin on them. Jaiswal has found a way to work modern and traditional forms of Indian dance into the workouts at her studio, creating classes that not only burn calories and tone muscles, but also spread the infectious energy that is the trademark of Bollywood musicals.

6330 Lackman Road
Shawnee,
KS
US