It’s tough to get stressed out at ZenZen Yoga Arts. Not only does the bright, white-walled studio radiate relaxation, visitors can take part in aerial-yoga classes which move traditional yoga poses off the ground and into blue silk hammocks hanging from the ceiling. The classes use gravity and bodyweight to help students sink deeper into the stretches, to relieve pressure from the spine, and to offer a relaxing feeling of weightlessness.
In addition to the aerial classes, owner Therese Bailey leads guests in energizing hatha yoga classes, drawing on more than a decade of yoga practice throughout. She also helps guests heal and relax with bodywork therapy that draws on natural energies to stimulate healing in the body’s immune system, circulation, and batteries.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Average class length: Less than 30 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Your first session will take approximately one hour. After that you can plan for 25 minutes per workout
The Fit’s diverse team of certified instructors spin out a slew of engaging and motivating integral fitness classes within a welcomingly small communal space. Adventurously move beyond comfort zone property lines with Gym Class, which aim to cultivate strength and power through a varying combination of kettlebell, TRX, body-weight exercises, and quantum physics. Meanwhile, certified instructors shepherd peddlers of all skill levels through indoor cycling classes designed to burn calories and calibrate cardiovascular chronometers, motivating students while ensuring proper movement and specially calibrated intensity levels. A water bottle is required and, like posing in a music video circa 1983, biking shorts are suggested. Check the schedule and register for an array of available class times online.
Michael Garver and his team of instructors lead students through high-energy Zumba classes. As globally influenced music thumps through the studio, the instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance moves that yield stronger, more flexible muscles. Meanwhile, wood-laminate floors cushion the impact caused by enthusiastic dance moves, keeping joints healthy and able to hinge without regular application of oil.
Kosama's eight-week Complete Body Transformation program embraces the power of variety, perplexing muscles with six distinct workouts across each week. The combined conditioning effects of kettlebell swings, kickboxing jabs, and yoga poses, among other exercises, successfully banish calories as they streamline the body "from the core out" during group sessions. Instructors take an all-inclusive approach to health, building physical strength, mental focus, and wholesome eating habits such as adding a parsley garnish to Cadbury crème omelets. Other available classes include CoreX, kickboxing, and KosamaStrong, and heart rate monitors are available for a fee. Kosama also offers a free tool to members allowing them to track their individual progress.