In the Victorian era, people made their cores look tight by wearing corsets, which doubled as bulletproof vests during pistol duels. Strengthen your core until it’s naturally impervious to bullets instead with today’s Groupon to Akemi Fitness Method in Evanston. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get five dance-fitness classes (a $90 value).
- For $60, you get 10 dance-fitness classes (a $150 value).
Akemi Fitness Method rolls the core-toning powers of Pilates, yoga, and dance into an isometric explosion of expedited results. The studio hosts sessions six days weekly, and each class style brings a distinct blend of rhythmic and strengthening movements. Akemi barre classes combine free weights and exercises utilizing the ballet barre into powerful, slow-burning routines that isolate muscle groups to tone and lengthen muscles, and two levels ensure that beginners don’t get lost amid seasoned workouteers. Students can focus on trouble areas in arms-abs & booty class or burn calories and amp up their heart rate while sculpting muscles in the Akemi cardio sport class, which moves at a faster pace, allowing students to channel their inner cheetah or puppy for optimal fierceness. Each total-body workout features the motivating cadence of Akemi’s enthusiastic instructors, all of whom can pass the President’s Fitness Challenge with their eyes closed—though they’ll keep their eyes open to ensure their students perform each exercise properly for maximum benefit. Students must reserve their class spots in advance through the Akemi Fitness Method website.
Akemi Fitness Method
The Akemi Fitness Method studio hosts a mix of alternative workout classes that incorporates a range of movements to tone muscles, improve equilibrium, and enhance endurance. Inspired by the results-oriented Lotte Berk Method, this workout style engages students in core exercises, dance, yoga, and light weight training during a variety of classes. Laura Baginski of Time Out Chicago notes that the Akemi barre class caused her to "walk out feeling taller, leaner," thanks to its combination of ballet barre exercises, Pilates, and free weights. Combat fit classes combine elements from ballet, hip-hop, kickboxing, and yoga, adding in cardiovascular exercises to burn fat and light resistance training to sculpt frames until they achieve the angular glisten of a Roman statue. An hour of the arms, abs and booty session firms appendages, six-packs, and seats. With classes held throughout the day, seven days a week, Akemi's calendar accommodates students with all types of schedules.