Since 1978, Brenda Athletic Clubs has stood out from other gyms for its staff?s focus on offering all the amenities of a modern fitness facility while still fostering an inviting atmosphere. Its founder, Al Brenda, believed in fitness programs for all age groups, a mantra that the club continues today with youth fitness programs, including basketball clinics and yoga lessons, as well as a SilverSneakers fitness program for seniors. In addition to tennis, swimming, and standard strength and cardio equipment, the fitness centers supply its members with an ample amount of group classes including cycling, Zumba, and kickboxing.
Their newest location, aptly named Yes You Can!, is designed to be an elite training studio specializing in smaller group classes such as rowing, cross training, and seven more specialty classes.
Trudy of Perrien Farms has been riding horses since she was 8 years old. All that time spent with equines has taught her how to connect with the horses on a personal level. She uses that connection to teach other riders how to have fun and perform on horseback. Her classes range from beginner sessions?which acquaint newbies with basic horsemanship skills?all the way to competition-level sessions, which cover jumps and tricks. For students who are serious about the sport, she also leases horses. This allows riders to always train with the same animal, giving them the chance to learn which commands they best respond to and how they take their tea.
Unless you count watching a Star Trek episode or waiting in line at the DMV, 45 minutes isn't a lot of time to do much of anything. That isn't the case at Combat Zone Fitness. Each of its short, yet intense 45-minute boot-camp?style classes promises to help fitness-seekers burn lots of calories during workouts designed to build strength and endurance. Just one session could entail a blend of cardio, resistance training, and interval training.
Tina Kelly and Diane Flores, sisters and founders of Venus Pole Fitness, have always preferred doing things together. Throughout their adult years, they attended dance classes and boot camps, constantly in search of an exercise regime that was not only fun but effective. When they discovered pole-dance fitness, they instantly loved it and quickly purchased a pole, stage, and DJ booth packed with pop-music CDs. Their purchases led to the eventual creation of Venus Pole Fitness, where the certified duo teach ladies of all fitness levels and friction coefficients how to spice up their exercise regime and build their confidence through hip swivels and spins.
I Am Yoga Wellness Studio started as a vision of a center where people could come to nourish their bodies, minds, and souls. They employ more than 15 certified instructors who teach more than 30 classes a week in disciplines such as yoga, meditation, Pilates, and tai chi. More than just a yoga studio, the wellness center also harbors a therapy space with four rooms that offer massages, facials, a sauna, and other spa services. Balance, the onsite juice and food bar, nourishes bodies with healthy sandwiches, soups, herbal teas, and fresh juices.
Before they discovered TRX training, A List Fitness owners Vince and Lori were itching for a new exercise regimen. Vince's experience with college baseball and other competitive sports gave him the same tenacity as Lori's seven years as a personal trainer, and together, they explored ways to enhance their gym's class curriculum. Once they tried the suspension system for themselves, they added it to the roster immediately.
TRX now shares the spotlight with other one-hour group classes, such as power yoga, team sport training, and outdoor running sessions. Vince and Lori stand by the suspension bands' capacity to tone muscle and hone balance, effects that have made it the preferred workout of acrobat moving companies. During routines, instructors demonstrate modifications for all strength levels to ensure every guest can flex safely and comfortably.