Youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility—these are the pillars of the YMCA's mission. It's a mission that's accomplished with community programs and fitness classes like those available daily at YMCA of the Coastal Bend. The gym's new wing features cardio equpiment and newly renovated racquetball courts, while the recently updated class schedule includes high-intensity interval training and morning boot camps. Rounding out the mental and physical health experience are personal-training sessions for adults and a variety of sports programs for children.
Atop the glossy wood floors with their reflections winking back at them from the wall-to-wall mirrors, Mary Lee & Dance Suave’s instructors lead small groups through a variety of dance styles. They teach classic ballroom dancing, such as waltz, swing, and rumba to individuals and couples, and invite them for dancing parties where guests can practice their moves. The instructors also lead dance-fitness Zumba classes.
The power or a boxer; the poise of a dancer; the focus of a Pilates practitioner. Piloxing delivers all of these traits with a single workout that combines Pilates, boxing, and dance. Piloxing offers an alternative to the Zumba classes that fill most of Z Live Studio's group exercise schedule. Intense Insanity workouts and dance-based Bokwa also promise upbeat sessions of calorie-burning.
Bailamos Dance Fitness fuses fun and fitness with a wealth of high-energy cardio classes that motivate students to tone their bodies and burn fat with dance and full-body movement. Patrons groove to Latin music in Zumba classes, and punch and kick their way to good health during cardio kickboxing.
Yoga Chicks Studio owner Danna Garland and her team of instructors support their clients' fitness goals with yoga, Pilates, and Zumba classes. The team leads classes in a nurturing, nonjudgmental environment where women of all ages and skill levels can focus on learning poses or burning calories without feeling self-conscious. Teachers also support students physically as well as emotionally, providing hands-on support to keep pupils motivated when honing their balance, flexibility, and Zumba faces.