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.
Strength of Mind and Body and Strength of Mind Behavioral Health share more than just a campus and half a name. Founded in the belief that balance requires psychological and physical fortitude, the two wellness centers partner together to help clients achieve happier, more peaceful lives. Led by owner Teresa McIlroy, the team behind Strength of Mind and Body step up to the plate with four distinct services?Pilates, personal training, yoga, and wellness coaching. In Pilates classes (both mat and Reformer), instructors help students strengthen cores, improve alignment, and look really serene, and yoga sessions increase flexibility and improve balance.
For Tiffany, owner of "Fit To The T" Fitness Company, working out is a joy. She's been an athlete her entire life, starting as a cheerleader and advancing through several fitness-certification programs. As a licensed Zumba instructor and expert-level certified personal trainer, she mints new fitness lovers on the regular. "I believe in a total, complete healthy lifestyle," she explains, "meaning fulfillment in all aspects of one's life—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual." To secure these holistic benefits, she personalizes fitness programs to fit the individual. All the while, she shows unconditional support, adopting a nurturing tactic that inspires clients to prevail against setbacks and make healthier choices, such as getting a good night's rest and being the first person to get the worms in the morning.
From the squish of an inflatable underfoot to the satisfying thwack of bat-to-ball contact in the batting cages, Double Play promises the sights and sounds of active fun. For parties, referees preside over dodgeball matches that claim about 90 minutes of two-hour soirees. You can bring your own cake or have Double Play provide it for an extra fee.
The hours before 5 a.m. are typically reserved for sleeping, but not so at Body Language. At the crack of 4:30, the staff kicks open the doors to the newly renovated gym’s neon-green walls, and exercisers shake off calories on an eclectic array of Life Fitness cardio and strength machines. To get guests started on the right fitness foot, the staff carries out free, personalized fitness assessments for new members. The team of personal trainers, which includes a college basketball and track star who studied exercise science, also lends one-on-one support, rather than the one-on-none support found at most mime gyms. Meanwhile, classes at the group training studio infuse workouts with a sense of community; they range from yoga that incorporates a variety of styles to kickboxing sessions.
Co-Motion has three core values: fun, community, and success. And success, trainers remind us, "isn't a number on the scale." Rather, it's defined by "feeling good in your own skin," a priority that helps inform the fitness studio's programming. Exercisers meet new friends and get their heart rates up with help from Co-Motion's jam-packed schedule, whose classes include Zumba, hip-hop dance, and Yoflo, among others.