Sunlight pours in through the expansive windows of Anytime Fitness Louisville’s 24-hour facility, creating a cheerful setting for individual workout regimens and group classes. After tussling with free weights or accelerating heartbeats on cardio machines equipped with their own built-in TVs, members can pop into a group class—such as Zumba, boot camp, or cardio kickboxing—led by seasoned staffers with backgrounds in fitness and nutrition. They can also take advantage of one-on-one advice and motivation with personal-training sessions. When not in the presence of trainers, patrons can still access meal plans, track their workouts, and share success stories with friends in the online Anytime Health platform or in members-only tree forts. Members can complement their beach-ready bod with a tan in the on-site tanning booths.
Safiyyah Rasool has trained under renowned hip-hop choreographers and created routines all over the country. But her dancing history goes farther back than you'd expect: "I've been dancing since I was in the belly," she exclaims on her website. Today, she molds students of her own at her self-named studio, working alongside her team of fellow instructors.
Whether dancers want to get trim with Zumba, try a new hobby, start a career, or just hope to pirouette everywhere instead of walking, Safiyyah and her team have a suitable class. They cover styles from ballet to fusions of hip hop and jazz. They don't just teach lessons, though?they also host dance camps, birthday parties, and a competitive hip-hop dance series called "The Battlezone."
B.You Fitness?s cofounders, Stephanie Bristow and Rashna Carmicle, wanted to create a place for women to come workout and achieve a healthy lifestyle within a friendly fitness boutique. While coming from very different backgrounds?Bristow was a registered nurse and Carmicle was a gymnastics coach?they combined their knowledge to teach a workout that combined Pilates, yoga, and orthopedic stretching?along with a variety of other classes such as cardio, strength training, and stretching. Now they pass along the benefits of those years of experience during workouts held seven days a week. Students are also supported by the non-intimidating and stress-free environment, along with available on-site childcare.
Brick Oven Yoga?s certified instructors grant budding yogis the personalized attention needed to help guide them to their health and fitness goals during a schedule of yoga classes. Brick Oven Yoga?s supportive group environments allow barefoot pupils to breath easy as they stretch their way through traditional hot-yoga sessions, which turn up the heat in the studio to intensify calorie burning, detoxify the body, and increase participants? flexibility so they can easily slide passed rapidly closing garage doors. Specially designed workout balls support contorting exercisers throughout Yamuna body-rolling sessions designed to elongate and align physiques, boost circulation, and decrease stiffness.
The certified and degreed trainers of Body Evolution don't judge themselves by their personal accomplishments, but by their clients' results. Body Evolution trainers know that every person is mentally and physically different, so no single fitness approach will work for everyone. Trainers Vince Hogue and Tristen Hines also adhere to this principle, and use their experience to draft workout regimes that inspire clients, nurture their health, and reduce daydreams of owning a house made of Twinkies. To ensure he continues to give clients an optimal workout, ACE nationally recognized and CPR/AED-certified trainer Walt Fleitz regularly attends seminars and studies new methods. His favorite quote from Maya Angelou sums up his beliefs the best: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Inside PM Yoga's spacious second-floor studio, a cadre of certified instructors walks students through poses in classes designed to accommodate practitioners of all skill levels. The instructors aim to provide each student with personal attention. Of the classes they offer?including Yoga 1, Yoga Tone, Yoga Flow, and Yoga Kriya?the only one with a prerequisite is Yoga 1 Plus. Students should have a few yoga classes under their belts before participating.