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Allison Gonzalez spent two decades as a ballerina, and more than half of that time using Pilates as a cross-training method. Eventually, Allison earned her instructor certification and began teaching Pilates professionally, utilizing her dancer's grace on Pilates mats and reformers. Nowadays, she helms a studio--Purely Pilates--that stays true to Joseph Pilates' original vision.

Joe, who was a boxer and gymnast, developed his exercise regime in the 1920s with the goal of strengthening the body's "powerhouse"--which includes the abs, lower back and butt, but not the coal furnace at the back of our skulls. His roster of more than 500 exercises, plus his five signature pieces of resistance equipment, continue to influence Purely Pilates' intimate classes today--regardless of which fully-certified instructor leads them and if they are group-style or private lessons.

4825 Ep True Pkwy
West Des Moines,
IA
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Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.

Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.

1550 22nd St
West Des Moines,
IA
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Cycle Down Dawg indoor cycling studio guides groups through heart-pumping workouts set to beat-dropping music with videos and lighting. The studio also offers TRX strength-building classes, yoga sessions for all levels, barre, and cyco-barre classes which combine cycling and barre. Instructors also lead additional high-impact workouts during certain specialty classes, like the popular total-body workouts cycle-TRX and cycle-yoga, which help clients stay tone and fit while having fun.

5958 Ashworth Rd.
West Des Moines,
IA
US

ZumbaFunFiesta's instructors know that working out doesn't have to be a chore. In their fun-focused classes, students groove to the beat of up-tempo, Latin-inspired music. They also burn plenty of calories in the high-octane workouts, dancing their way to slimmer, fitter bodies.

217 5th St
West Des Moines,
IA
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Certified yoga instructors at Power Life Yoga lead energizing classes to motivating music in a heated studio. Each class ranges from 45 to 60 minutes and is available for all skill levels.

5465 Mills Civic Pkwy.
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping helps clients of all ages, lifestyles, gender, and athletic ability achieve their fitness goals through results-orientated training. Long-time taekwondo competitor and teacher Lance Farrell developed the program to combat obesity and assist people develop healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training into a course for those less interested in traditional sparring or contact drills. During 45-minute sessions hosted six days a week, Farrell uses fitness as a catalyst for improving overall health, wellness, and athletic abilities. A 10-week program can result in visible changes sparked by discipline and nutritional commitment.

5954 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines,
IA
US