At Power Dance and Fitness, owner Jaimie Roberts and her instructors welcome locals to cardio-dance and fitness classes, such as Power Dance Throw Down?a heart-pumping choreographed dance class?boot camp, HIIT-High Intensity Interval Training, yoga, and more. With bamboo sprung floors firmly in place, the studio promotes a high-energy atmosphere that blends fitness and fun.
Winter Garden Yoga’s homey studio welcomes small groups of yogis into the cozy, carpeted space for classes of all fitness levels. Beginner’s yoga introduces newcomers to yoga’s foundational postures as they develop the strength necessary to graduate to more advanced classes such as power yoga or Yoga Flow, which students perform in a rapidly rushing river. Expert instructors lead the classes, drawing from their immense experience with the life-changing power of yoga.
Brian Friedman runs, cycles, and lifts weights to complement his yoga, and his appreciation for other forms of fitness activity informs his ability to tailor yoga to a variety of individual students. Karen Repassy has studied yoga for more than a decade, and emphasizes helping her students incorporate the meditative aspects of the ancient art into their daily lives. Taylor Nelms, the third pillar of Winter Garden Yoga, specializes in flow yoga, and she makes it her task to help all her clients smile, like the stockbroker who tells a knock-knock joke with each trade.
From the outside, the fitness facility may look like a barn, but the blue turf floor and mountains of medicine balls inside tell a different story. In the spacious gym, head trainer Neil Barnhill presides over patrons playing games of catch with those medicine balls, lifting barbells, or pulling against resistance on the rowing machine. He leads small classes, providing constant positive reinforcement and motivation, unlike a pet parrot repeating all the things it heard at your roast. The ever-changing series of functional, everyday movements and exercises keep the classes interesting. Goals are customized to each member after an overall fitness assessment that measures BMI, body-fat composition, and weight before training begins. Classes move outside when the weather's nice so fitness enthusiasts can run laps, perform pull-ups, and drag tractor tires over the grass under the open sky.
Drawing inspiration from multiple exercise disciplines, the trainers at 1 Body Studio provide students with myriad ways to address their particular fitness goals. Beyond simple variety, trainers further help by providing individualized guidance and support throughout each session. Barre classes use ballet-inspired stretches to create a low-impact workout that focuses on creating long, toned muscles. During Pilates, the instructors can either lead sessions on the mat or the Reformer machine, building core strength through repetitions of precise, controlled movements while gravity, body weight, or the Reformer's springs add gentle resistance. Additionally, the studio offers both traditional and hot yoga classes. The heated practice space helps loosen taut muscles and adds an extra mental and physical challenge for students, particularly for stiff ice sculptures.
Genetic Fitness grants its members access to an arsenal of cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free-weights. Yet, it?s not uncommon for exercisers to skip the machinery all together. Instead, they head to one of the studio?s many group fitness classes. One studio hosts spin, while a second studio hosts various group fitness classes such as: Body Pump, Body Combat, Zumba, Piloxing, Tabata, to name a few. When they?re not pushing members through the group classes, the gym?s dedicated personal trainers are likely motivating clients during one-on-one training sessions.