Originally developed by the Soviet Union for cosmonauts, whole-body vibration and its health benefits are now accessible to anyone in short, 10-minute sessions. The device consists of a small platform that clients can stand, sit, or lay on as it vibrates. As muscles contract and work to keep the body in position, clients may see greater muscle tone over time, as well as possible improvements to arthritis, circulation, and flexibility. No change of clothes is necessary, as there tends to be no sweating during sessions, and use of the machine is appropriate for clients of any fitness level.
For James Lucas, fitness has been a lifelong passion, beginning the moment he strapped on his first pair of running sneakers and growing as he went on to participate in sports and earn his trainer's certification from American Fitness Training of Athletics. He brings his enthusiasm and years of experience to AmourFit Personal Training, his private fitness studio. Amid the racks of free weights and professional exercise equipment in the bright space, James and his trainers conduct personal-training sessions for clients of all fitness levels, customizing workouts to accommodate goals such as weight loss, muscle toning, and core strengthening. The versatile instructors also offer nutritional counseling, aquatic therapy, and massage therapy.
T3's fitness classes help health honchos and gym neophytes alike burn fat and sculpt muscles in a fun group setting. Participants can dance off calories with hip-hop classes or in a Zumba session, which burns fat through easily emulated Latin-inspired dance moves and aerobic intervals. Or breathe and bend the way to a more centered, flexible self with a yoga class after braving a high-intensity, complete-body workout session at a R.I.P.P.E.D. class. At R.I.P.P.E.D., which stands for resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance, and diet, constantly changing workout segments help participants see results in short order. See the website for a complete class schedule.
The mission of Glow Yoga Studio is for each class to feel relaxed and reflective, giving students a chance to clear their minds as they improve their flexibility and strength. This studio, tucked inside Riverside Jazzercise, has a small staff of three instructors, two of whom have backgrounds that include dance and a third who traveled to India to learn how to teach yoga. They lead all-levels classes in three practices: Hatha, deep-stretch, and a blend of Iyengar, Yin, and Anusara.
At Fit 4 Life, instructors dedicate themselves to creating the most appropriate workout regime for each guest. They offer a diverse list of services including nutrition, private training, and group classes such as boot camp, interval training, and yoga.