Don't even try to call Work It! Personal Training a gym or a workout center. Such statements may yield a playful jab to the arm, inspired by the studio's fun-filled piloxing classes. Certified personal trainers helm this low-key facility, challenging every inch of the body during group workouts for all levels of fitness. In addition to building strength and stamina, RIPPED interval training sports a team-like atmosphere that helps exercisers tackle fitness objectives as lofty as a redwood sprouting from a moon-bound rocket. Available by appointment, personal training sessions teem with custom exercises and nutrition tips that complement the client's daily routine. Informed by a deep knowledge of physiology and kinesiology, these programs also propel them toward goals such as losing weight, sculpting muscles, or running a marathon while flying a kite.
Snap Fitness is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because this deal includes the all-access key card, you don't have to let the strictures of "time" dictate when you can avail yourself of cardio and strength benefits. Arrive at Snap super late and pretend you're working out in an Edward Hopper painting, or pound the treadmill at 5 a.m. and get pumped for 6 a.m. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced.
Fitzone for Women’s 14 locations across Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan beckon ladies of all ages and fitness levels to sweat side-by-side during supportive group classes and workouts. Each location hosts 20-minute circuit-training sessions that incorporate Nautilus machines, which increase weight in 1-pound increments, rather than the traditional 10 pounds. Fitness professionals work hand-in-hand with members to design a personalized workout plan, while group classes get bodies in shape with high-energy sessions of Zumba, strength training, kickboxing, and running away from a giant boulder rolling downhill. Fitzone for Women’s specially designed windows simultaneously let in sunlight and block views into studio from the outside, and its locker rooms have private dressing stations for an extra ounce of comfort.
For a stationary object, the ice rink at Lakeland Arena sure does go through a lot of transformations. Some days, it flattens out as a glistening stage for the triple axels and pirouettes of local figure skaters. Other days, it morphs into a speedy battleground for youth and adult hockey leagues, or a speedy playground for community members. And on days in between, the icy surface hosts a number of learn-to programs helmed by expert instructors. One such program, Atoms, teaches kids aged 4-12 the basics of hockey as well as the more advanced steps required to outsmart an army of sentient Zambonis.
Michigan College of Beauty's licensed professionals pass on their beauty know-how to aspiring aestheticians and cosmetologists. In addition to completing their course work and exams, students gain hands-on experience pampering clients with nail, hair, waxing, and other salon services. At the student salon, senior beauty students perform all services under the watchful eyes of state-licensed cosmetologists, who ensure that clients receive professional-quality care and that students are using only No. 2 scissors.
Marketti Academy of Cosmetology's 10,000-square-foot facility houses student aestheticians, manicurists, and cosmetologists who perfect their trades with hands-on training. Instructors lend one-on-one attention and hand-to-hand high-fives to each pupil, creating an intimate learning environment that celebrates individuality. In the clinic, 50 students hone their skills on actual clients. The burgeoning professionals perform inexpensive facials, Redken coloring treatments, mani-pedis, and other salon services.