The body-sculpting sessions and up-to-date facilities at Fitness Concepts of Baton Rouge reward women of all ages and ambitions with the means to stay active and run circles around their fitness goals. Muscle mavens nudge convivial trainees closer to their peak physiques with intense boot camp workouts available three days a week. Each camper's sweat regimen is prescribed based on individual fitness and the ability to lift and shake the change out of minivans. Trainees also receive a comprehensive fitness assessment and personalized nutrition plan to supplement the routines of boot camp and the bootless beyond.
Between its well-provisioned weight rooms, fitness classes, and pool, the recently renovated Southern Oaks Athletic Club is a dependable resource for corporeal wellness. The free-weight wonderland hosts both novice and veteran body sculptors, and the resistance and treadmill room harbors toning and heartening equipment in the form of elliptical machines, leg presses, and heartstring tuggers. Fitness pass guests can also participate in one-hour classes such as yoga and Latin-infused Zumba. Aquatic exercisers jettison calories as they log laps or play intense games of water basketball. Lifeguards are always on duty during pool hours, and a baby pool provides the perfect conditions for tots to evolve into adult frogs.
Pole Play Diva Fitness Studio's flirty fitness classes blend sassy entertainment with a calorie-burning workout, bolstering women's self-esteem and diminishing their waistlines. During sessions with five students, experienced instructors provide encouragement while guiding dancers of all skill levels through the variety of fitness classes and pole-dancing lessons. From Pole Fit, which focuses on rudimentary technique, to Pole Pleasure 102, an advanced class that teaches tricky dance moves, bodies of all shapes and sizes spin, twist, and shimmy on the practice poles. Each lesson has a suggested wardrobe, and pole pupils should wear shorts with a fair amount of exposed skin to help them to grip and acclimate poles to human contact.
Snap Fitness enables muscle farmers to exercise efficiently with top-of-the-line cardio and strength training equipment, providing exercisers with a refreshing change of pace from meat-market gyms and tough elementary schoolyards. Members can also take advantage of tanning beds to bronze biceps and the Cardio TV theater, which distracts stationary runners and cyclers with moving pictures. Though 24-hour access keys are not included in today's Groupon, members can purchase them for an extra $30 to arrive at Snap super late and pretend to workout in an Edward Hopper painting, or pound the treadmill at four in the morning and get pumped to host a morning shock-jock radio show.
Formerly Christian Avery Spa, Renew Day Spa & Salon houses a team of licensed massage therapists, stylists, and aestheticians that fawns over patrons throughout each massage, facial, and manicure in a cornucopia of rejuvenating services. The staff focuses on building a clientele not by relying on grandiose décor but by establishing long-term relationships with customers. In addition to a lenient six-hour cancellation policy, Renew Day Spa & Salon promises a calm environment untouched by the noisy sound of cellphone/pager courtship rituals.
Founder Kerry Jenkins infuses 225 Dance with her passion for moving arts that she developed through her 17-year dancing career and a childhood love of dance. To boost cardio fitness, guests can shake hips through Latin-inspired Zumba classes that whip bodies into shape with heart-pumping dance steps. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Kerry works to pass on her family’s tradition of Cajun dancing with classes on Cajun waltz, two-step, and shuffle and hosts an energetic dance party and dinner on Saturday night.
Wild Tiger's band of experienced yoga and fitness teachers leads a diverse collection of classes all week. The studio’s schedule of classes offers sessions suitable for most ability levels, including yin yoga, which utilizes longer-held stationary poses to target the body's connective tissues around the hips, the pelvis, and the lower spine, helping Elvis impersonators to increase range of gyration. The studio temperature dials up to a balmy 95–105 degrees during one-hour hot-yoga sweat sessions that help muscles to melt into deep, healing postures while ridding the body of harmful toxins. BodyTrim classes sculpt lean physiques with circuit-style training, focusing on a continuous rotation of exercises that build strong cores and improve cardiovascular and mental endurance, and dance-infused Zumba classes feature easy-to-follow steps set to energizing tunes to burn calories and tone lower bodies, providing a more effective and authentic Latin-flavored workout than reenacting scenes from Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.