At Stepz, professional Bollywood dance instructors imbue students of all ages with dance moves inspired by Eastern India. They foster an environment of support and encouragement as dancers soak up fundamental foot positions and learn to express themselves through fluid movements and flowing hand gestures. Students looking to shed excess pounds can speed up routines in one-hour aerobics classes, which lead groups though rigorous dance routines specifically designed to tone muscle.
Registered nurse Heidi Gemini first got into fitness as a cheerleader in high school. A few years later, upon receiving her nursing degree, she relocated to France and joined a folk-dancing troupe. Today, she uses her eclectic health and fitness background to lead students of all experience levels through Zumba classes. She can also supplement her instruction with nutritional guidance and reminders about which foot to put in first when doing the hokey pokey. Her classes take place three times a week in various locations, including Seasons Dance Studio, Arrillaga Family Recreational Center, and the Onetta Harris Community Center.
The certified instructors at CrossFit ESV empower clients of all ages and abilities to reach their fitness goals with a strength and conditioning program used by tactical operations teams, military special-operations units, and champion martial artists. Within the renowned American Kickboxing Academy, instructors coax out their clients' inner athletes, challenging perceived limitations with customized regimens of intense functional movements such as weightlifting and opening a stuck jar with just your mind. These exercises are tailored to optimize physical performance in the 10 most important fitness domains—cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.
When Rick Trevino started working in the fitness industry, he had no idea that it would become his career but the last 10 years have proved otherwise. He found himself growing more and more passionate about helping others make healthy changes to their lifestyles, and he found that he didn't want to do anything else. Today, he and his team of instructors lead students of all levels through a variety of fitness services such as boot camp, sport-specific conditioning, and personal training. They practice the philosophy of "Kaizen," or continuous improvement, and promote healthy lifestyle changes.
Health and fitness have always been integral to Ironwill Fitness head trainer Chris Green?s life. As a wrestler and soccer player in college, Chris nurtured an athletic spirit that propelled him to a master?s degree in sports psychology, a purple belt in Brazilian jiujitsu, and certifications both as a personal trainer and CrossFit instructor. His background shines through in his group workouts, which change daily to keep muscles from getting bored and tying themselves into knots. The exercises cater to beginners and seasoned athletes alike, incorporating kettlebells, Olympic bars, and other equipment to oust extra pounds and strengthen core musculature.
Project Pulse introduces rhythm-acolytes of all ages and experience levels to a multicultural array of dance styles. Dancers can locate the fusion beats of a Bollywood class, jamming to tunes from Indian, Latin, Middle Eastern, and Western cultures. Classically trained instructors also drill physical coordination into students through breakdancing, ballet, and jazz classes, as well as classes in lyrical dance inspired by the dance-floor mastery of William Wordsworth. With no more than 15 bodies boogying during each lesson, 10–12 weeks of classes are sufficient to master routines and moves inside and out.