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.
X Fitness collects the efforts and skill of four personal trainers into one intimate gym experience, which members have access to 24 hours a day. The staff teaches eight different fitness classes, including gym standards such as boot camp and more unique courses such as B.L.T., which stands for Buns, Legs, and Thighs. To complement the workout regimen, they also offer 24-hour tanning services and personal training during normal business hours.
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.
Next Edge's experienced instructors offer a variety of self-defense athletics and mixed martial arts classes, including MMA, judo, combat hapkido, and more (view the full class schedule here). World Championship medalist Bruce Hoyer teaches Jiu-Jitsu using a class structure that combines general instruction with individual training to hone grappling skills and train up formidable ground-fighters. Muay Thai--a stand-up practice that requires full use of all the limbs you can spare--aids individuals interested in pursuing an avenue in mixed martial arts or simply getting in shape, while those looking for a diverse, pounds-shedding workout can attend Next Edge's fitness classes, which employ a combo of cardio, free weights, and body weights to force the unfit fluids out of the body. This Groupon also gets you half off any equipment purchased at Next Edge during your month of mixed-up martial arts.
Dynamic Martial Arts specializes in jujitsu, a Japanese martial art grounded in Samurai tradition. Since it doesn't do much good to hit an armored opponent and takes all night to seduce them out of their armor, schools of jujitsu place the most emphasis on throwing, joint manipulation, ground locks, and using an opponent's energy against them. DMA will tutor you in all these aspects. And since jujitsu involves getting thrown as much as it does getting to throw others, DMA's senseis also teach you the vital art of falling down without hurting yourself. In addition to unarmed fighting, DMA offers a traditional Japanese weapons class twice weekly, which is under the strict safety supervision of DMA's highly trained instructors rather than some guy in a trench coat clutching a toy lightsaber.