Led by fitness expert and former bodybuilder Randy Hartz, Sioux Falls Boot Camp for Women combines fitness training, nutritional counseling, and professionally crafted motivation to help women of all ages and genders achieve their health goals. Each 60-minute session ($14.95 per session) includes calisthenics, body weight exercises, and light running, all of which can be modified to accommodate any level of physical fitness, ensuring that participants feel the scientifically recommended amount of "burn." The boot camp promotes a team mentality; students will motivate one another to take on new challenges and strive for their physical best, all while they feed on the low calories of camaraderie. By the end of the two weeks, boot campers' agility, core strength, stamina, and energy levels will have improved, with some weight loss even possible.
• For $5, you get a Friday-night dance lesson and party (a $10 value). • For $12, you get two introductory classes (a $25 value). • For $27, you get a private dance lesson for individuals or couples (a $55 value).
Students should bring: Water, mat for yoga classes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11?25 people
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with the Co-owner
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our instructors encourage and challenge participants to find their inner and outer strength. The energy created by the group classes also keeps them pushing through to the end.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Music moves us at FORM. All classes feature motivating beats to keep you energized and having fun.
At Power Yoga Revolution, Colleen Carl teaches Baptiste yoga. The style, which Walt Baptiste invented and his son Baron evolved, consists of powerful, flowing movements that can improve flexibility and shrink stress glands, just to name a few benefits. Colleen knows the movements better than most instructors, since she has trained with Baron Baptiste since 2010.
Ahva Halma began her love affair with dance early in life, shortly after trading in her footie pajamas for a tutu and ballet slippers. As a young lady, she made her first foray into the world of Latin movement by studying flamenco, a journey she continues to this day in her Zumba workshops. Ahva’s commitment to sharing the fun and fitness-building benefits of dance led her to earn seven types of Zumba teaching certifications. As a registered nurse, she’s equally enthusiastic about women’s health. This is why Ahva additionally teaches Pilates and yoga courses with an emphasis on pre- and postnatal techniques.
Specializing in Olympic-style tae-kwon-do training, Sioux Falls Martial Arts Academy hosts an array of fitness and martial-arts classes that focus on technique and form, enabling students to expand their hapki-do horizons. Fledgling martial artists and practiced black belts alike can train in 40 group classes of their choosing, ranging from tae kwon do, combat hapki-do, Zumba, weapons classes, self-defense, and kickboxing¬¬, not to be confused with alleyway box kicking. Upon arriving at the first class, students will be given a defenseless, 40-session punch card to keep track of classes attended. After attending 40 classes, students can meet with a fitness trainer to assess progress and receive personal training. Check the schedule for course offerings.