Perspiration gets mischievous when cooped up inside the body, acting out by drenching armpits on first dates and disguising itself as tears during job interviews. Release disgruntled body water with today's Groupon: for $20, you get five classes at Uptown Body Fitness in Northville (up to a $100 value). A five-class package for pole and burleque classes is valued at $100, while all other classes go up to $45.
High-energy classes at Uptown Body redefine the group-fitness experience for exercisers of every age, size, and fitness level. A 1,500-square-foot loft-style studio serves as the stage upon which students fine-tune their torsos with a packed schedule of classes. Domestic divas can trade feather dusters for sweat buckets in the hottie housewives class, a high-intensity workout that includes kickboxing, circuit training, body sculpting, and more. White workout apparel and radioactive perspiration glimmer under black lights during glow boxing classes, and 20 Title heavy-hitting bags taunt arms and legs with piñata-like target practice during co-ed kickboxing.
Athletes adorn eight poles in burlesque and pole classes, learning new moves that work the upper body and core and spice up routine rides on city buses. Led by a certified CrossFit trainer, Uptown Body's W.T.F.!!! class combines plyometrics, circuit training, and anaerobic exercises into a dizzying routine designed to reform bodies, waistlines, and Hamburglar tendencies.
- They keep the lights low, music loud, except when the instructor is teaching. It's very clean and classy. We went to dinner after and each one of us was pleased with the class and can't wait to do it again. This is a fun and different girls night out! – Rachel M., Yelp, 2/25/10
- The studio is beautiful and clean, the class was so much fun! We did pole dancing and a little belly dancing, the instructor was very nice and she really wanted us to have a good time (and we did!) – Abigail W., Yelp, 4/13/10
Uptown Body Fitness
Spanning across 3,000 square feet, a New York loft-like setting with brick walls gives way to padded black floors, both spaces teeming with energetic exercisers and knowledgeable instructors. Students are led through a variety of group classes for all fitness levels, with high-energy cardio workouts to be found in the Zumba classes or coed kickboxing classes that pummel 20 hanging kickboxing bags. Other classes include kickboxing under blacklights, called glow boxing, cross box, kick boxing, cardio confusion with a mix of cardio and strength training, ab lab to focus tightening cores, yoga, barre 90, and pole technique. A high-tech sound system blasts motivating tunes as guests work out in groups or at their own pace, using the free weights, Bosu balls, and step benches as tools for chiseling their physiques.