Anti-aging and weight-loss specialist Dr. Frank Comstock designs diet plans that use locally made, healthy food to kick-start clients' weight-loss efforts. Dr. Comstock's interest in anti-aging techniques began during his residency in the ER, where he saw many patients whose ailments could have been avoided through lifestyle and diet changes. While keeping his skills sharp in the ER, he began to train at the Cenegenics Medical Institute and later received board certification from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. His 7- and 28-day diet plans come in vegan and vegetarian varieties and can accommodate dairy, soy, or carbon intolerance.
Andrew Clark started his career at Performance Executive Fitness as a front-desk clerk. He put in the work, getting a personal-training certification and honing his rehabilitation skills as a trainer—dedication that resulted in his current position as gym owner. Andrew now leads a staff of trainers and consultants that help him chart custom fitness and nutrition services ranging from private workout sessions and sport camps to small-group conditioning programs. Each program focuses on helping clients achieve sound physical functioning, including functional-movement screenings and oiling joints with Powerade. Multiple media sources have highlighted the efficacy of Andrew's regimens, which took The Morning Blend's reporter Alex Miranda from a 125-pound bench press to 165 pounds in three months. Clients can enjoy the benefit of this expertise without disappearing into the crowd, since the gym has a member cap of 200 to prevent overcrowding and cultivate an atmosphere of community support and camaraderie.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Named the Best Place to Take a Dance Class in 2012 by Tucson Lifestyle magazine, Shall We Dance boasts experienced instructors that help instill dancing wisdom and undeniable rhythm in people looking to twirl and sidestep across the studio’s hardwood floor. Students pair up during group dance lessons or work one-on-one with instructors during private lessons as they are shown how to gracefully execute an arsenal of dance steps in styles such as salsa, Argentinean tango, swing, and waltz. The studio also offers weekly dance parties (held Friday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.), which provide a casual setting for students to practice with different dance partners, ready couples for weddings, or prep solo dancers for musical housecleaning sessions.
When discussing the teaching philosophy at Tucson Pole Fitness, founder Jessica McCain explained to reporters of Tucson Weekly, “Our goal is not just to teach you fancy tricks. Our goal is to help you lose weight and get fit. Along the way, you learn new things.” Among them, fancy new tricks. Jessica and her staff of fellow instructors conduct a variety of fat-blasting, fitness-infused pole-dancing classes on the towering gold poles of their private studio, interspersing routines of spins, tricks, and climbs with high-intensity strength and conditioning exercises. Other classes focus more on the pure artistry of the form, creating routines and honing technique. In addition to Tucson Pole Fitness’s bread and butter, the instructors lead lap-dancing sessions and striptease workshops, ideal for injecting a little spice into relationships or seducing your favorite football team’s mascot.
A health-and-fitness club specializing in self-defense and martial arts, X1 mentors budding grapplers in the ways of personal protection with an emphasis on physical fitness. Kids' classes in self-defense and MMA hip-throw mat rats ages 5–14 into a safe, friendly environment where they can exercise, sharpen motor skills, and practice finishing moves on mannequins and scarecrows. Through the guidance of professional trainers, youngsters learn techniques from multiple disciplines, including kickboxing, muay thai, and wrestling, while experiencing cardio-training programs adopted by top MMA fighters. Kids can dropkick into any of the classes, which run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The gym supplies all necessary equipment, such as pads and a stadium full of cheering stuffed animals, and this Groupon covers the $40 initiation fee.