Rhythmic Latin beats fill Body by Soul's 3,600-square-foot studio on Monday–Thursday evenings, with the underlying bass ordering the dance routines and toning exercises that comprise the studio's Zumba lessons. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. and with the last class starting at 7:30 p.m., with an additional class on Saturdays at 10 a.m., the schedule helps patrons get in shape in a fun, community-oriented environment free of the seeming endlessness of repetitions that can plague other workouts. By also incorporating specialty classes such as kickboxing and Extreme Core, the facility keeps workouts fresh to present participants with ways to get in shape that are more enjoyable and realistic than asking a paper clip for advice.
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.
Healthy U aims to provide its clients with a total wellness center, improving their lives through a combination of healthy eating, lifestyle guidance, and exercise. Work up a sweat during fun and calorie-burning Zumba workout sessions, or meet with a personal trainer to design a routine that will finally evict those burritos that long overstayed their welcome. For a healthier snack alternative, sidle up to the smoothie bar for a drink packed with up to 15 grams of protein, whipped into flavors such as strawberry banana and dutch chocolate.
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.
Potted flowers rest on a windowsill near the entrance of Caruso's Ristorante, lending the eatery a rustic, inviting ambience. In the kitchen, chefs simmer lamb chops with wine and dress medallions of filet mignon with rich porcini sauce. Pizzas bake in a stone oven, and bartenders pour libations for guests to sip in the dining room or while lounging on the outdoor patio.