Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
Certified yoga and Pilates instructors guide students through poses aimed at shrinking midsections, growing muscles, and alleviating back pain. Their cheery studio features soft-green walls and light hardwood floors and is home to special Pilates machines including the Allegro 2 Reformer. The experts also help clients attain total wellness with holistic lifestyle coaching that teaches stress management through exercise and proper diet.
The staff page of Engage 2 Dance's website reads like a recipe for rhythm and fitness: take one athletic trainer, one nutritionist, and one choreographer, then mix well in a supportive setting. The trio channels their different backgrounds to propel private clients and group classes alike toward their goals, whether those goals are toned muscles or a groovy wedding flash mob. With a variety of classes, such as Zumba, which is all about working out in a party-like atmosphere, to a posture class that uses stretching and flexibility to engage core areas of the body, each class is a total workout. They even host rehabilitative workouts for those who have been injured or require special training attention.
Pure Barre's first-ever class was held in a basement with no clients, signs, or even a bathroom. Little more than a pipe dream beneath pipes, it nevertheless endured, thanks to the passion of founder Carrie Rezabek Dorr. Her drive, and the quality of the workout, led the business to grow to more than 230 studios worldwide, including two Tulsa locations.
Megan, co-owner of the Tulsa branch, says she and a friend discovered the class in Dallas, then turned to the workout's DVDs for more. Soon they noticed their bodies changing while enjoying the workout's energetic music and decided they wanted to share the ballet-inspired exercises with their community.
After the first two weeks of being open, they knew they'd made a positive impact when a client popped in to say: "I have been working out with a personal trainer for over two months with little results, [yet] I have been taking Purre Barre for two weeks and have lost three inches and six pounds." With clients of all ages and fitness levels participating, Megan and her team hope they can help other clients reach their fitness goals, too.
Big believers in the power of time-efficient workouts, friendly motivation, and custom exercise and nutrition plans, the certified personal trainers at Fitness Together help their clients reach their fitness goals rapidly with personal training and small-group training sessions. Each session is private and held in a studio with all the equipment clients need to maximize their workout routines.
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 600 calories with each go-round.