ProFitness arms athletes of all skill levels with group- and personal-training sessions that muster up muscle and combat fat. Hour-long boot camp classes shepherd students to fitness?s promised land seven times a week, with workouts designed to eradicate about 600 calories each while forging camaraderie among constituents. Stretching concludes each group session, easing recovery and preventing injury during lunch-break guitar-smashing competitions. Experienced staffers focus their instruction in personal-training sessions, matching strength seekers with apparatus suited to their individual goals. The trainers incorporate nutritional tips to accelerate journeys toward better health and away from waffle sculptures.
Like a trip to the all-you-can-dance buffet, Jazzercise incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, and air-busting kickboxing. In 60 minutes of class, participants of all ages and levels will benefit from improving their cardio, strength, and flexibility while burning off up to 500 calories and improving their chances of impressing Kevin Bacon at a celebrity dance-a-thon. Dancing with the Stars two-time champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise’s improvisational workouts, but clients won’t need her encyclopedic knowledge of flashy footwork and spirit-fingered dance moves to get the most out of each class. Those prone to first-class jitters can review the basic moves before their shimmy session.
The chefs and bartenders at Garlic & Shots ply patrons with a menu of hearty meats and seafood with garlic flavors, as well as a drink list that includes 101 types of shots, local brews, and more than 30 types of wine. Steamed mussels ($10) open like bivalve tulips in the sun while bathing in a broth of shallots, garlic butter, and Four Peaks' 8th Street ale, and a pair of kobe-beef sliders ($13) rides mini brioche buns into mouth caverns. Sweet balsamic glaze or creamy béchamel sauce adorns pan-seared chicken breasts ($17), and garlic blue cheese crowns the 8-ounce filet mignon ($24).
While working as a personal trainer, Skye Roberts stepped back and surveyed the fitness scene. She saw a needle of female personal trainers in a haystack of male personal trainers. She heard her female clientele complaining about the bodybuilding culture at male-oriented gyms. Having seen and heard enough, she felt compelled to create a female-oriented fitness regimen and open a women-only health club. Today, at Luna Fitness of Tempe, she and her all-female staff preach the Luna Fitness Program, which strives to help women understand their monthly cycles and alleviate their symptoms through diet, exercise, and awareness of the lunar phases. Underneath this comprehensive umbrella, staff members stage their mix of physically, mentally, and emotionally centered services. They schedule Zumba, yoga, and signature fitness classes when calories are napping to catch flab off-guard, and they offer an array of services, such as acupuncture, life coaching, hypnotherapy, spray tanning, and massage therapy, to round out well-being.
The expert instructors at One Life Fitness believe in the power of a diverse workout regime. With that in mind, they offer both body-sculpting and Zumba classes in order to allow students to vary their routines. The instructors also offer karate classes for youngsters.
The PADI-certified instructors at All Wet Scuba?a PADI five-star dive center?prepare patrons for underwater adventures with the proper gear and diving-certification courses. Boasting more than 40 years of total diving experience, the staff leads students through a range of scuba courses for all abilities, from Discover Scuba to PADI Rescue Diver to PADI Advanced Open Water. The knowledgeable instructors don the same gear as their students, including the required clown nose, to better elucidate the finer points of operation. Further assisting divers, the staff can direct them to the necessary diving wares from Body Glove, OMS, and Cressi for rent or purchase in the full-service shop and offer gear-maintenance services to prevent tank leaks that might propel their operator into the den of a hungry giant squid. In addition to diving classes, All Wet Scuba also trains students in CPR and public safety.