Pole dancing builds core strength, which comes in handy if you ever need to hold a sack filled with combination locks over your head for a few hours. Spin toward a six-pack with this Groupon.
$125 for a Six-Week Contemporary Pole-Dance Course ($250 Value)
At Rondi's S.E.L.F. Fitness, students of all skill levels gather over the course of six weeks inside the PolElevation dance studio. As professional dance instructors fuse elements of ballet, contemporary dance, and pole fitness, participants mimic each twirl, slide, and shimmy as they grow in strength and confidence. Each class includes a dance-based warm-up and focuses on conditioning and contemporary pole-dance choreography. The instructors also emphasize proper body placement and stretching of the knees and feet to create more alluring lines. The class concludes with a deep-stretching segment to help students achieve more flexibility.
Rondi's S.E.L.F. Fitness & PolElevation Dance Studio
Rondi Stickney holds more than 10 weighty fitness certifications, which goes some way in explaining her super-toned physique. But muscles aren't her only focus—she's been helping clients overhaul their entire lifestyle for more than 30 years. Whether leading group fitness classes or coaching clients one-on-one, she leaves her charges with armfuls of healthy habits and advice. Personal-training sessions, which help clients to perfect form and avoid future injuries, run through custom-designed exercises built around each guest's fitness goals, whether they involve losing weight, toning muscle, or building the strength to punch the conference table in half for more effective PowerPoint presentations. Stickney also partners with doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and lifestyle coaches to help clients to attack their wellness goals from every angle.
Held in a studio dotted with cardio and strength-training equipment, classes such as boot camp, Zumba, and pole-dance fitness teem with fun ways to burn calories and build muscle mass. Family-focused sessions, such as TRX and Zumba, encourage clans to bond, and workshops fill collective consciousnesses with handy tips and strategies for preventing childhood obesity.