Small class sizes enable nationally-certified trainers to provide students with individualized attention during CrossFit sessions at Live Breathe CrossFit & Wellness Studio. Trainers ensure the correct form is used during weight lifting reps and holds on the gymnastics rings, and watch over trainees swinging kettlebells and hopping up onto wooden boxes. On nice days, workouts move outside, where teams dig their heels in the sand while playing tug o? war, sprinting across the beach, or pretending to be person-shaped pieces of driftwood. In addition to CrossFit classes, the gym also offers yoga classes that can help improve core strength and flexibility.
Infinity Fitness & Medi Spa combines its fully equipped health club with a 3,000-square-foot day spa that revivifies bodies with a slew of pampering services. Coddle weary digits with an Infinity spa manicure, which carefully sculpts nails and cuticles. A hot-towel wrap and hand and forearm massage loosen limbs, while a professional polish refines the phalanges for elegant head scratching and sophisticated wet willies. A pedicure de-stresses steppers with an aromatherapy soak and light massage. Callus removal and exfoliation break through the foot's toughened exterior, softening the skin and warming the sole before a coat of polish seals in any lingering beauty vapors.
When soprano Karen Adair isn?t captivating audiences with her breathtaking vibratos and expressive high notes during oratorios and operas, she?s helping clients of all ages and abilities forge strong connections between mind, body, and spirit during Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes. As a certified yoga instructor, she leads classes that teach awareness of mental and physical health through asanas linked with breathing, and helps her students boost flexibility and strength while giving personalized corrections and adjustments to stave off injury. Karen keeps her practice sharp by attending continuing-education workshops under Beryl Bender Birch, a world-renowned yoga teacher and author. She brings this knowledge to her studio and clients' residences for private, in-home yoga classes, during which she helps experienced athletes reach deeper stretches or teaches sedentary yoga mats how to stand up.
The black-belted trainers at Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center condition and arm students with self-defense skills that may come in handy in real-life situations. Students can focus solely on self-defense techniques with krav maga, an intuitive street-fighting style developed by a decorated Slovakian athlete in the 1930s, or tae kwon do, which builds a sense of confidence as well as snappy reflexes and a collection of stylish belts. Participants in one-hour kickboxing classes can burn up to 1,000 calories, and yoga classes build inner strength and balance. Field-day classes take fitness training outdoors for sunshine and fresh air. Athletes who attend a monthly weapon-disarming seminar learn to strip assailants of knives, guns, or wooden marshmallow spears.
For three decades, Ocala Women's Fitness has been shrinking pants sizes with a two-pronged approach to weight loss. On the fitness end, instructors guide motivated calorie incinerators through step and toning classes. Personal-training sessions navigate a full selection of cardio and weight machines culled from anvil orchards. For stationary whittling, infrared heat helps melt away the most stubborn of inches during Formostar Encore body wraps.
At Ocala Fighting Fit Boot Camp, fists and feet deliver knockout blows to calories during 12 boot-camp classes that draw on MMA and kickboxing combat techniques to whip thighs and abs into shape in a nonintimidating environment. During the four-week martial-arts boot camp, students of all fitness levels and skill sets entrust their bodies to certified instructors who orchestrate exercises that most efficaciously achieve results, and periodically motivate stragglers with photos of a skinny, timid, teenage Hulk. Grueling kettlebell lifts alternate with kickboxing drills and other interval and cardio exercises as students will their ways through three weekly sessions.