Exercise is a pleasurable activity for both would-be athletes and recovering pyromaniacs desperate enough to settle for burning calories. Fuel fitness regimens with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get 10 classes at The Firm Fitness Studio (a $100 value).
The Firm Fitness Studio raises pulse rates with four classes that combine passionate instructors, efficient exercise regimens, and energetic music into a potent fitness potion. Small groups of students spread out over 3,000 square feet of gym space to partake in the studio’s Les Mills fitness programs, which focus on techniques that help to tone muscles to perfect pitch and craft supple limbs for future careers in one-man jazz bands. One-hour BodyPump classes feature presses, curls, and other barbell exercises designed to pump up major muscle groups, and BodyCombat classes prepare students for cardio-heavy combat inspired by karate, boxing, muay thai, and other martial arts. Yoga, tai chi, and Pilates share the spotlight in BodyFlow workouts that build strength and flexibility through a calming series of stretches, and students can feed their stationary steeds baby carrots as they lead the charge against calories in an RPM indoor-cycling class.
This brand-new fitness center on the lower level of the Haymarket Building hosts a convenient seven-day class schedule, with at least three workouts each day. Though a free street parking gives students the option to get in and out within minutes of their class, many choose to stick around to admire the studio’s high brick walls or test their newfound pliability by crawling into the exposed air ducts.
The Firm Fitness Studio
Uncluttered by impersonal equipment, The Firm's mirrored expanse of blond wood floors and taupe walls provide plenty of room for the instructors to move around. Trainers motivate clients to sweat toward svelte physiques during BodyPump sessions and BodyCombat classes that blend cardio and martial arts to get students kicking and punching through excess calories. Most of the classes leverage body weight or light equipment to trim waistlines and tone muscle with the exception of RPM classes, which build endurance and cardio strength using state-of-the-art Body Bikes.
Central Business District
161 E Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007