Rachel Chang, Randi Blake, and Stassie Foster have more in common than the fact that they're all instructors at ReggaeFit. Each woman has been dancing for her entire life. A co-owner of ReggaeFit, Rachel has studied everything from ballet and tap to hip-hop and jazz. Now, she finds herself uniting exercisers under a banner of red, yellow, and green.
The trio leads ReggaeFit workouts that get bodies moving to the infectious rhythms of reggae and soca music. During every class, instructors combine light, high-energy aerobics with Caribbean dance moves, motivating women and men alike to shake, shimmy, and groove along with the beats. The facility doesn't forget about younger visitors, either. Kids' classes take groups through a range of slower ska tunes and faster soca rhythms so kids can keep up at school dances when the DJ loses control of the tempo button.
The martial-arts masters at Elite Force Martial Arts help kids and adults employ practical self-defense tactics while shedding calories. Through a lineup of muay thai, Israeli self-defense, and kickboxing classes, instructors foster an upbeat environment as they guide students through rigorous 45-minute sessions in a variety of styles, each designed to boost confidence and strengthen limbs.
Beginners and experienced exercisers alike are in store for full-body workouts at Alan's Bootcamp. Once enrolled, they'll have unlimited access to boot-camp classes, plus nutritional counseling and help with maintaining momentum after sessions.
The experts at Body Headquarters focus on clients’ body, mind, and spirit. They slather blue agave extract and pumpkin oil onto mugs during refreshing facials and blanket fuzzy legs in warm wax for a swift hair removal treatment. Underneath the surface, knotted muscles unwind during deep-tissue massages and body-bending yoga sessions. Tarot and astrology readings help guests re-examine their inner selves and find guidance for tough decisions such as what to wear to work tomorrow.
Crave Fitness's founder, Yaniv Rosenberg, applies a lifelong enthusiasm for fitness and martial arts to boot camp, Krav maga, kickboxing, and jiujitsu classes for all ages and ability levels. During boot-camp classes based on training regimens from the U.S. military and Israeli Defense Force, experienced instructors wring every ounce of effort from students of all skill levels, fueling the all-out workouts with words of encouragement and regular trips through a rift in the time-space continuum to get glimpses of their svelte future selves. Sessions change on a daily basis to test muscles with a combination of cardiovascular exercises, abdominal work, agility drills, obstacle-course challenges, and blindfolded Sudoku puzzles.
The master yogis at Yoga Dynamics propel their disciples toward physical fitness and spiritual enlightenment with a schedule of yoga classes and TRX suspension-training workouts. More than 12 weekly sessions explore the Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa traditions, all of which provide a great way to stay toned and limber while temporarily storing worldly worries in a drawer with knickknacks, spare change, and shrunken heads. In addition to sharing personalized tips with students of all skill levels, Hatha teachers modify poses to help beginners develop strong muscles and proper form. Flexible Strength workouts build lithe bodies with asanas that stretch and tone the sinews, while OM Gym Yoga’s TRX suspension straps bolster core muscles to improve posture and balance. Vinyasa classes flow from pose to pose with more grace than a swan driving a zamboni, fostering flexibility and sending strength and cardiovascular endurance soaring as the instructor shares mind-focusing exercises and words of encouragement during practice and answers questions before and after each class.