Kettlebell classes employ different kettlebell sizes and weights to create constantly changing full-body challenges and intense core workouts, effectively trimming fat and building strength for common tasks such as ruffian-hurling and goat-juggling. Nashville Kettlebell is led by Master Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) instructor David Whitley, a very strong man whose teaching style revolves around a brutal minimalist fitness philosophy. All classes on the schedule are designed around the four basic movements of this philosophy: the swing, the Turkish get-up, the military press, and the snatch and squats. Although each training class is different and will include many different training methods, these fundamental exercises are the core of all sessions at Nashville Kettlebell and Tennessee Kettlebell.
The nonjudgmental and welcoming atmosphere at Complete Training reflects the mentality of owners and certified trainers Wil Blowe II and Kyle Winton. The two lead group boot-camp glasses for all skill levels packed with rigorous or beginner circuit training. During these sessions, Wil and Kyle use a variety of equipment designed to make the muscles work, including BOSU exercise balls, resistance bands, and dumbbells. They also bring their extensive sports backgrounds and positive attitudes to one-on-one training sessions, and Wil can lend his decade of experience in tumbling to train individuals interested in doing backflips, front flips, or profoundly athletic pancake flips.
Launched by 2007 Ms. Bikini Universe Kim Whittaker, Franklin Boot Camp pumps up participants with a varied regimen of indoor and outdoor cardio exercises and resistance routines. In their quests for improved conditioning and muscle tone, boot campers will participate in adrenaline-fueled exercises ranging from obstacle courses and stair runs to intense yoga pose-offs against retired Madonna backup dancers.
BlossOMing Yoga founder Colleen Dwyer and her team of certified instructors shepherd students through more than a dozen varieties of muscle-enhancing yoga and fitness classes. Beginning bone flexers can attend the foundations Hatha/flow yoga session to garner a deep understanding of each posture, and yogis of all levels can join therapeutic gentle yoga, where they'll start with breathing and meditation practices before transitioning into light, gentle movements. Radiance yoga begins with a short dancing exercise to loosen the body, then continues with a mix of Hatha and Vinyasa flows to put students in moods as bright as Helios riding in a chariot made of light bulbs. Ballet and Pilates round out the roster of agility and strength-boosting programs.
JumpStart helps clients get in shape with proven personal-fitness techniques and customized workout regimens. The quad training session is a semipersonalized, one-hour calorie blast that's structured similarly to boot camp but is more tightly tailored to each individual in the group. Fitness-focused neophytes sculpt their bodies using plyometrics, strength training, and aerobic components, resulting in weight loss, steadfast conditioning, and complete closet-monster intimidation. Purchase multiple Groupons to amplify your results.
Since 85% of Hooprama students come in not knowing how to hula hoop, the same percentage of Americans who don't know how to spell Albakurky, Hooprama likes to start newbies off with its Level One class. Hula hoops are provided for in-class use, so there’s no need to meticulously make your own from jungle or red licorice vines. Once you've gotten familiar with your extruded plastic dingus, Hooprama's instructors will take you through a calorie-burning workout that limbers hips, emphasizes community, and revitalizes mind, body, and spirit. Students can expect to leave class feeling years younger, not to mention capable of conducting an orchestra using only their hips.