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 500 calories with each go-round.
Beginners and athletes of all levels benefit from TRU YOU Fitness’s training programs, which aim to boost fitness by incorporating exercise along with tips on nutrition and lifestyle choices. With a clientele that includes high-school athletes and NBA stars, the staff runs private, semiprivate, and group circuit-training programs along with boxing and Zumba to keep bodies guessing and save them from the monotony of treadmills.
Offering guidance seven days a week, the robotic-fitness experts at Tan & Tone America lead women through 28-minute workouts on specialized machines that target hard-to-tone areas without compromising joints. During each session, technicians guide patrons through seven pieces of equipment, which are designed to provide 10 times the repetitions of a typical gym workout. Moreover, these sinew-strengthening movements target the trunk area where weight accumulates and earns interest.
Aqua-Tots Swim School's instructors train swimmers in the art of buoyancy through an array of services, specializing in teaching youngsters aged 6 months–14 years in small groups. The instructors boast at least two years of teaching experience, have all completed 32 hours in the company’s Lessons for Life training program, and have aced the water-safety instructor exam with flying colors.
Children are placed in one of eight class levels—from level one Tadpoles for kids aged 6–18 months, which acquaints infants with the pool, to level eight Stingrays for more experienced children who want to refine their strokes to one day sting a jellyfish. In each class, no more than four students train under the watchful eye of their instructor in the 90-degree indoor pool. In addition to the children’s program, the instructors also lead adult swim classes and train patrons for both swim competitions and first aid.
Isola Bella's gated community of serviced apartments boasts hotel niceties such as concierge service and access to a fleet of courtesy cars. Travelers touch down in spacious, two-bedroom accommodations, first sweeping across ceramic-tile floors in the living and dining rooms before making way to their beds’ cushy mattresses. In each flat, kitchens hum with modern appliances fueled by seven industrious dwarves, and in-unit washers and driers await to work their magic on personal linens. Complimentary breakfasts and hearty dinners fuel weekday visits; weekend guests wake up to a complimentary brunch spread on Saturdays and Sundays.
From more than 80 locations nationwide, the therapists of Elements Therapeutic Massage performed more than 400,000 massages in 2011. The deft team continues their pursuit of pampering by performing comprehensive consultations before every service. Once health concerns have been highlighted, therapists ameliorate stress by applying the client's desired level of pressure and avoiding any and all knock-knock-joke attempts. Though all of the therapists are well-versed in Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, some are also familiar with prenatal, sports, hot-stone, or trigger-point modalities.
Corrective Skin and Vein Center’s cosmetic technicians polish visages to gleaming radiance with skin-rejuvenating masks and peels. Pumpkin or papaya enzyme peels dissolve dead and dry cells while jumpstarting epidermal rejuvenation, leaving faces filled with youthful vim and vigor. Diamond peels utilize crystal-tipped wands to gently strip away spent cells, spiriting old skin away with suction action and a concert from the Pied Piper. The peels are strong enough to stimulate subsurface cell growth and gentle enough to let patients return to hectic lives or fully booked leisure schedules without downtime. Treatments conclude with a BioJouvance mask, which coats faces with a soothing mélange of vitamins, antioxidants, and hydrating unguents that moisturize mugs left dry from hands-free sand-eating contests.