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Though No Limits-Art of Strength owner Willie B. Ray teaches subjects called "The Art of Undulation" and "Intro to the Bells," he doesn't run a dance academy. The certified personal trainer does embrace some of dancing's tenets, though—namely that you should work your entire body during his classes. Willie leads exercises that activate as many muscles as possible, resulting in strength that assists the body in day-to-day life as much as it does in the gym.
"Intro to the Bells" references kettlebells, whereas "The Art of Undulation" refers to the waves made by weighted ropes as people raise and lower them in rhythm. This type of training, called "Ropes Gone Wild," forces the body's components to work in harmony. Like most of Willie's workout programs, it also caters to athletes as well as first-time trainees. In fact, Willie and his staff—which consists of an Army fitness instructor and a martial-arts fighter—work with people from all walks of life when leading group classes and private sessions. Their routines can be tailored to personal goals ranging from injury rehabilitation to weight loss. You could also hone-in on sports drills that enhance on-the-field performance. Students typically engage in interval training with old-school weights; they might lift barbells, medicine balls, and kettle bells to hit power milestones.