The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
At locations throughout the world, 2B Fit Body Bootcamp's instructors share a common mission: to guide clients toward their fitness and weight-loss goals through regimented training programs. Trainers lead group workouts that integrate cardio with resistance training, strength training. They design the workouts to be time efficient and varied, avoiding workout plateaus that may leave clients uninspired. In addition to motivating clients to work their bodies, trainers also empower them with healthy eating guidelines.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
Registered nurse Heidi Gemini first got into fitness as a cheerleader in high school. A few years later, upon receiving her nursing degree, she relocated to France and joined a folk-dancing troupe. Today, she uses her eclectic health and fitness background to lead students of all experience levels through Zumba classes. She can also supplement her instruction with nutritional guidance and reminders about which foot to put in first when doing the hokey pokey. Her classes take place three times a week in various locations, including Seasons Dance Studio, Arrillaga Family Recreational Center, and the Onetta Harris Community Center.
In Focus: The Rhythm Attic
What’s in the attic: cardio-fitness sessions, boot-camp workouts, and classes that combine exercise with dance, such as Zumba
Who's teaching the classes: instructors with backgrounds in professional dance and martial arts
The clientele: adults and teens 16 and older
Things you might take away besides a chiseled physique: improved self-esteem, a sense of teamwork, and a lower handicap in games of Twister
Sheila Lebendenko spent 10 years twirling across dance floors around the country. During her decade-long career, she was a USABDA national finalist and a member of PB&G's High Maintenance dance team. She now channels her dancing talents as a certified Zumba instructor, choreographing easy-to-follow Latin dance routines set to international music, as well as her favorite hip-hop tunes, musical numbers, and high-energy Gregorian chants. During the fun, fitness-oriented sessions, she correlates pre-arranged dance moves to each tune's chorus and verses. This integration of song-specific moves is designed to help students of all abilities pump up their musicality and retain combinations. In all of her classes, she incorporates a slow warm-up and a stretch-filled cool-down to stave off injuries.