The smiles that instructors so often see on the faces of pupils at Dancer's Studio tell them their students are having fun as they learn new modes of physical expression. Experienced teachers lead classes in dance disciplines such as jazz, modern, hip-hop, and belly dancing, as well as more progressive classes such as aerial and tumbling. During aerial dance classes, students dangle from suspended hoops and sashes as they perform graceful maneuvers and keep their toes off imaginary hot-lava floors. Students also travel to competitions. The studio often holds special break-dancing classes, summer camps, and workshops featuring guest artists such as So You Think You Can Dance Australia choreographer Adam Parson.
At CrossFit 915, certified CrossFit trainers design a different Workout of the Day (WOD) every day. Fusing elements of different approaches to fitness such as cardio, strength training, weightlifting, gymnastics, and plyometrics, workouts help prepare athletes for varied, functional fitness. The WOD will never be the same, but students may perform moves such as weightlifting, kettlebell training, chin-ups, rowing, Atlas stone hauling, or dips on suspended gymnastics rings.
From the bleachers that overlook its indoor soccer field, you can watch players dribble down Alpha Athletics & Fitness's fresh turf. The sprawling soccer field claims just a portion of the 15,000-square-foot facility. A basketball court sprawls across the neighboring space. Elsewhere within the athletic center, free weights sit ready for lifting, and group exercise classes unfold.
Under the guidance of general manager David Romo and jiu-jitsu black belt Jeff Vigil, Gracie Barra El Paso’s aspirant jiu-jitsu martial artists learn more than 100 technique combinations, strengthening mind and body and developing self-defense skills. The facilities boast more than 1,500 square feet of mats and conditioning equipment to assist martial artists of all experience levels.
Though MMA is in its name, the Sparta Academy's curriculum extends well beyond the octagon. The academy caters to both committed fighters and members simply looking to get in better shape with their spread of fitness and combat classes. Instructors teach proper techniques in MMA, boxing, muay thai, and jiujitsu classes, and students pummel the floor with flurries of steps during upbeat Zumba dance workouts.
The instructors at Hot Box Yoga lead an array of yoga classes?hot Vinyasa, hot Power, and Rocket yoga, to name a few. Although the studio's yoga courses vary in style, each class has one thing in common?a toasty temperature. Soothing heat permeates students' skin and muscles during sessions, which helps them sweat out toxins and sink more deeply into yoga poses.