In large, energetic group fitness classes, UpLift raises spirits and fitness levels. With yoga classes holding up to 70 people and Zumba classes with up to 40, UpLift's sessions give exercisers the chance to meet new people while on the road to wellness. They also keep the energy amped during pilates, ballet, and cardio ballroom classes, which features fitness-oriented samba, salsa, and more. A family- and community-oriented studio, UpLift offers babysitting services and donate 10% of member fees to the member's charity of choice.
At the age of 3, Jennifer Silvas had already began her career as a dancer and child actress, racking up credits on shows such as Full House and Boston Public. Now with more than 25 years of dancing experience and extensive training in styles such as jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and tap, she leads a team of instructors to share her love of dance with the masses. The team helms classes for kids and adults in styles that range from break dancing and swing to bachata, Zumba, tap, and hip-hop.
The trio of trainers behind Nzforce fitness have seen many a would-be athlete leave the gym behind because it didn’t offer them any motivation or fun. They aim to remedy that problem with high-energy group Zumba classes, where students sweat, dance, and make friends. The class-goers help hold each other accountable for attendance, but the organizers make it easy to find time in a busy schedule for exercise by holding classes six days a week.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. 30 seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment and designed to work opposing muscle groups. Exercisers then move on to a cardio station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates.
Melanie Meunier loves to dance. She first fell in love with Zumba, the dance-fitness class, more than seven years ago and was quick to become certified as an instructor so she could share her passion with others. Today, she and her team of expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through a variety of effective and entertaining fitness classes. Meunier and her team supplement the Zumba and Zumba Toning classes with RIPPED classes, which provide intense interval-training workouts, and Koga classes, which combine kickboxing and yoga.
Lose weight. Tone up. Have fun. These three things don’t always go hand in hand. But set to the beats of Latin and hip-hop music, Fantastic’s Zumba classes lets exercisers achieve all these things in sessions offered several times per week. With several certified and qualified instructors, class sizes also remain small so guests can take part in heart-pumping workouts while receiving their fair share of personal attention and motivation.