Head instructor and Rising Star Theatre Arts Award recipient Dan Begin helps dancers of all ages and skill levels learn how to twirl, dip, and spin. Lessons for individuals and couples cover the basics of a variety of dance styles including tango, cha-cha, and salsa. In addition, Dance Unlimited offers wedding programs to help couples create memorable first dances that do not involve doing the worm in a wedding dress.
Zumba Fitness with Priscilla is an aerobic experience that fuses latin and international dance and rhythms with fitness moves. Zumba Fitness is for everybody and every body. Not only do you get a full body workout with Zumba Fitness, you'll notice a happier and more confident you.
A veritable smorgasbord of functional training equipment speckles the astro-turf floors of Alpha Omega Sports Performance's intimate facility, where expert instructors lead energetic boot-camp classes, vigorous CrossFit workouts, and professional weightlifting lessons. The trainers cater to individuals of all ages, even offering a specialty youth program, where they guide kids through comprehensive workouts and counsel them on the importance of healthy habits. During all classes and training sessions, the instructors employ the use of professional workout tools—including Concept2 rowing machines, weightlifting platforms, and Rogue infinity rigs and monkey bars. Dedicated to fostering healthy lifestyles outside the gym, trainers provide clients with nutritional advice while warning them against dangerous weight-loss strategies, such as skipping breakfast or placing a live bobcat in the pantry in the hopes that it will eat all your high-sugar cereals.
To the parents observing classes from the mezzanine of Mojo Elite Gymnastics Training Center, it might look like their kids are simply playing. But classes aren't only about having fun?they're also designed to build strength, stamina, and self-confidence. Lessons are capped at six children, ensuring that kids get the individual attention they need to execute rolls, handstands, and even the parkour moves necessary to leap over obstacles such as two-story buildings.
Certified coaches lead the center's programs, tailoring their classes to meet the needs of specific age groups. They also host activities such as Super Saturday Nights, wherein parents drop off kids for supervised open play. No matter which activity they're hosting, the center's coaches are held to high standards, including required weekly safety-training sessions.
Riviera Fitness Center's sprawling confines supplements its co-ed and women's-only workout areas with group fitness classes, fitness assessments with a personal trainer, and a sauna. Cinema enthusiasts eye an oversize projector in the cardio theater room, where films play continuously throughout the day and inspire budding buffs to build the strength to arm-wrestle Cruella de Vil. A buffet of free weights and weight machines helps patrons to sculpt and tone newfound brawn. Fitness seekers sweat in the comfortable sanctity of the gym by participating in cardio-heavy classes such as yoga and Zumba or soaking up steam in the sauna. During the included fitness assessment, Riviera Fitness Center's knowledgeable personal trainers will evaluate the musculature of guests’ bodies, helping them to craft targeted workouts to meet goals, drop pounds, and conquer fears of zooming away on a stationary bike.
Today, it's undeniable: Jazzercise is a worldwide empire, spanning more than 1,800 locations and 32,000 weekly classes across the globe. It's also hip; gone are the leotards and legwarmers of the 1980s, replaced with a high-intensity blend of cardio, strength training, kickboxing and power yoga performed to hits by chart-toppers from Shakira to Justin Timberlake. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set, with recent additions such as Fusion, Core, and Strike broadening the workouts' variety and application. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background. This sense of community keeps Jazzercise devotees coming back, but so too do the results; benefits ranging from weight loss and boosted core strength to increased flexibility and stress relief.
Jazzercise's continued success can be traced to the innovation of its founder, Judi Sheppard Missett. While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, she decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. Little did she know that this ?just for fun? class was the prototype for what would become the Jazzercise sensation.