Firm Body Bootcamp blasts apart repetitive gym routines and packs the fissures with functional strength training and a blend of fun and no-nonsense equipment. During indoor and outdoor camps, clients may swing kettlebells to crank up triceps, wrestle with battle ropes, toss medicine balls, or use their own body weight to build muscle on suspension equipment. The 45-minute routines kick-start heart rates with cardio drills, and team-based exercises breed camaraderie among campers and ensure backup should the exercise equipment rise up against its masters. Because its maneuvers are fully modifiable, there's ample room at the fitness table for guests of every experience level, including those who have never set foot in a gym.
Supplementary dietary plans and progress-tracking tools collaborate to keep metabolism racing outside of class. To date, Firm Body Bootcamp has helped more than 13 individuals lose 100 pounds each, the weight equivalent of a compact car that refuses to exercise.
Named after one of ballet?s most graceful leaps, Grand Jet? propels students toward fitness goals with dance-inspired stretches and strength-training exercises. Classes revolve around a ballet barre, where exercisers practice elegant movements designed to build lean limbs, flexible joints, and cores as firm as a mattress made of bricks and mortar. Seasoned dancers and fitness pros, including studio founder Laura Roy Armistead, helm each 55-minute workout, showering participants with encouraging words and tips on form as they melt calories and stress.
Owner and instructor Rachel Hunt and her team of instructors motivate their participants to think beyond the treadmill. At Extreme Fit Training, instructors guide them toward slimmer waistlines and more sculpted muscles in their lineup of ever-changing, high-intensity boot-camp classes. The coed classes are held indoors and outdoors all over the Birmingham area. To keep participants engaged and inspired to continue on, instructors avoid repeating the same workouts during each four-week boot-camp session. Instead, they rotate through resistance, cardio, and core exercises that work the entire body. In some sessions, patrons might jog up steps at an outdoor stadium, and in others they might toss medicine balls. Before patrons attend their first class, their body-fat percentage is assessed and their measurements are taken. With this analysis, the team designs customized goals for boot campers and pushes them to achieve them in each class. With this analysis, the team designs customized goals for boot campers and pushes them to achieve them in each class.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Pole Spin Secrets owner Darcel began teaching the art of pole dancing out of her apartment in 2009. Once she realized the high demand for this sensual body-toning workout, she expanded her enterprise into a studio. Here she helms a range of classes, which she believes teach women more than just physical movements, but tap into innate reserves of confidence and empowering energy. Whether she is demonstrating upside-down inversions, hip-popping choreography, or aerobic boot-camp exercises, Darcel creates a judgment-free zone. She and her team of instructors also host private pole-lesson parties for any occasion, from bachelorette outings to top-secret congressional summits.
Exercisers needn't worry about falling into predictable workout routines at Adeptio CrossFit. The coaches design ever-changing regimens of high-intensity, functional exercises intended to improve everything from strength and flexibility to cardiovascular endurance and agility. Each workout is built around sequences of universal movements that the human body is used to performing in everyday life?such as squats and dead lifts?although students are challenged to safely push themselves by scaling the load and intensity of each exercise. The studio also offers power-yoga lessons for attendees seeking a slightly different approach to physical fitness.