Jazzercise, a funk-fueled, head-to-toe regimen, sculpts muscles, boosts energy, and sheds pounds during 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching. It incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Class formats vary too, including special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod or literally make you slightly better at saxophone playing. As for the ittie-ditties, childcare is available during select times at many locations.
Trainer Cherie Haught created the female-friendly New You Boot Camp after quickly getting back into shape following the births of her three children. New You’s calorie-crushing curriculum, designed specifically for women, helps fitness-seekers achieve goals with exciting, varied workouts. Led by experienced, motivated instructors, classes take place outside, combining fresh air with varied exercise methods (light running, weight training, obstacle courses, jump rope, core training, and more) to help shed pounds and impress narcissistic raccoons.
Kickboxing classes deliver a knee to the face of fat, burning up to 860 calories an hour with the high-energy striking moves of martial arts and boxing. All four limbs get in on the bag-bludgeoning action at iLoveKickboxing as each class provides a full-body workout that tones arm, leg, and tentacle muscles while tightening the body’s core and improving balance. Hitting the heavy bags won't skin your knuckles once you don the included boxing gloves, which also double as excellent spring-loaded props for re-creating Three Stooges gags. Class times and dates vary based on location.
If pads and punching bags had legs, they would run far away from Advanced World Martial Art System, an expansive martial-arts facility where they suffer daily beatings in classes that range from tae kwon do to kids’ karate. Though instructors teach a variety of disciplines, nearly all of their classes split their focus between practical self-defense and total-body fitness. Take krav maga, for example. Taught by a certified law-enforcement and military trainer who was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2009, this Israeli martial art emphasizes instinctual movements that simultaneously tone muscles and keep unlawful ruffians at bay. Rather than hope for a fortuitous opening in Batman’s nightly schedule, students of all levels can take matters into their own hands with the footwork and finger locks they learn in kickboxing and jiujitsu grappling classes.
A fourth-degree black belt in tae kwon do and hapkido, Master Dennis Wood teaches sophisticated combat and self-defense techniques at Triple Tigers Martial Arts. Flattened hands and foil blades slice through the air as Master Wood calls upon his experiences as a pupil in Korea and a dragon rancher in Texas to guide students of all ages and abilities along their chosen paths. The studio’s martial-arts disciplines include tai chi, fencing, and a style of tae kwon do that adheres to the World Taekwondo Federation’s 2,000-year-old methodology of practical self-defense. The weekly class schedule includes up-to-date group class times; students may call ahead to reserve times for private lessons.
Having spent 18 years developing her medical practice, Dr. Lori O. Coe opened her first weight-loss clinic in 2009. The positive response to her methods demanded a second venue, so she founded Wellness for Life Weight Loss Clinic three years later to field the influx of clients. There, she builds holistic, personalized programs that incorporate the needs and history of each patient, which are designed to help them both meet and maintain their goal weight. Facets of these programs include a low-carb diet, injections that promote the breakdown of fat, and appetite suppressants, which silence stomach rumblings as effectively as a few bites of ground muffler. Dr. Coe also stocks her office with vitamins and herbal supplements to complement nutritional meals and further motivates patrons by consulting with each of them on a monthly basis.