Like a good horror movie, a good exercise regimen shocks the body out of its lethargy, which is why so many personal trainers chase their clients on treadmills while brandishing anacondas. Get in less terrified shape with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get 10 dance and fitness classes at Diamond Dance and Fitness (a $49 value), with locations in Columbus and Gahanna. Groupon customers may attend any of the following classes:
- Boot camp
- Cardio Kickboxing
- Full body circuit
- Hip-hop fitness<p>
At Diamond Dance and Fitness, exercisers shimmy and shake away calories during a packed schedule of dance classes in an encouraging environment. The fitness session fuses interval and resistance training with the pulsing rhythms of Latin and international dance music for an upbeat workout suitable for all levels of fitness. Dancers mirror the instructor’s easy-to-follow moves and mime routines while burning fat, sculpting the body, and moving to hot beats in harmony with the group. Strength and conditioning classes fortify the body and build stamina with activities such as cardio kickboxing and kettlebell juggling.
Peaceful exercisers can opt for yoga classes, and those looking for a high-octane dance workout can bust moves or spin on their heads to upstage spinning tops in hip-hop fitness classes. Go online to check the schedule for the Columbus or Gahanna locations.
As competitive ballroom dancers and coaches of the ballroom dance team at Ohio State University, Alex Thomas and Josh Tilford believe any person can reach their dance goals in the right program. Together, they own and run Dance Tonight, whose network includes group and private instruction of myriad dance styles such as waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, and swing. Lessons can help even the slowest at foot become confident in their step as they absorb basic dance knowledge, prepare for special events, or escalate to amateur ballroom competitor status. The adult instruction is also supplemented by an extensive children's program, directed by professional instructor Danielle Moor.