Crossfit Winston Salem's owners, Kevin and Renee Boyles, both of whom are Level 1 CrossFit–certified trainers, lead a diverse team of certified instructors who motivate trainees to reshape their fitness regimens and lives through the CrossFit program. Drawing from impressive collective experience—including Olympic weightlifting, soccer, and gymnastics—they develop varied routines that target endurance, strength, balance, flexibility, speed, and coordination. Their anaerobic exercises marry with aerobic workouts—body-sculpting and mind-sharpening Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics alternate with functional movements such as squats, dead lifts, and changing the tires on a monster truck. Helmed by these supportive instructors, each CrossFit training session, personal-training session, and CrossFit Kids class pushes muscles through intense workouts while maximizing the release of hormones to the brain and adrenaline into the circulatory system. The dedicated trainers also help their clients develop successful dieting strategies to overhaul unhealthy lifestyle choices.
Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts' experienced instructors foster flexibility in yogis of all ages and experience levels with a variety of limb-limbering classes that target physical and mental stress. In the serene studio, pupils perk up postures bent from manning the helm of warring starships with an alignment-based class, or bend, balance, and headstand with a vigorous power-flow session. Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts' wall-suspended straps help refine postures and improve flexibility, and expecting mothers and seniors, as well as those recovering from disease or illness, can all select classes from a bustling schedule to suit their needs and activity level. After classes, the vibrant downtown arts district and innovation quarter beckon and tease imaginations.
Clanging weights and whirring bikes have unendingly echoed throughout Kraze Fitness and American Martial Arts Academy since 1998, when the 24-hour gym first opened its doors as 24/7 Fitness. With the help of the facility?s ultramodern fitness and strength-training equipment, the personal trainers enthusiastically motivate clients to drop pounds and lead healthier lifestyles without the hassle of transplanting their brains into fitter bodies. The club is run by an MMA black belt, who shows his stuff in martial-arts classes for youths and adults. Intense cross-training sessions incorporate Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and kettlebell drills, and rhythmic Latin beats underscore energetic Zumba classes, providing an upbeat alternative to meditative yoga classes and cathartic kickboxing sessions.
Stand Up Martial Arts and Fitness devotes its programs to helping clients discover their ideal body type. In a noncompetitive yet challenging setting, martial-arts instructors might helm private lessons or workouts geared toward sports performance. During group classes, guests perspire together toward their wellness goals, and women-only boot camps compile intense drills to burn calories. Trainers welcome participants from all fitness backgrounds, coaching professional fighters, stay-at-home moms, and dedicated seniors with the same amount of devotion and the Hulk's pair of magical hand wraps.
Jazzercise, a funk-fueled, head-to-toe regimen, sculpts muscles, boosts energy, and sheds pounds during 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching. It incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Class formats vary too, including special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod or literally make you slightly better at saxophone playing. As for the ittie-ditties, childcare is available during select times at many locations.
Certified massage therapist Deb Lazer utilizes a multidisciplinary mélange of therapeutic and relaxation techniques to ease the muscles of the neck, arms, and back. With a thorough knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy, Deb delves into the creaky corners of the body, plying areas marred by scar tissue and chronic pain, and sussing out stress built up from worrying about the sun running off with another family of planets. After a spell on Deb's massage table, forms will feel relaxed and relieved of the everyday aches that come with sitting in a chair all day or standing on flag pole all night.