The dance instructors at Studio Dance South Florida outfit students with fancy feet capable of gracefully stepping their way through myriad ballroom and Latin dances. During group and private lessons, dancers of all skill levels practice the foxtrot, Viennese waltz, tango, samba, cha cha, and more.
Twenty-nine thousand square feet of space. Forty-five group fitness classes per week. More than 30,000 pounds of free weights. As impressive as the numbers may be, it's the attention to personal detail that the trainers at Ultima Fitness pride themselves on. They work one-on-one with clients to achieve specific fitness goals and lead classes ranging from the lighthearted fun of Zumba to the competitive intensity of cardio kickboxing. While parents work out with the trainers, the gym welcomes children up to 12 years old into their kids' club, a supervised play area. Additionally, separate from the gym's 100 strength-training machines and 70 pieces of cardio equipment lies a women's only workout area, featuring much of the same equipment.
Mish Issa, owner of Z Roc Fitness Studio, saw the world while she was in the Army, but she says she found her calling when she came back to Florida. She discovered Zumba in 2010 and was immediately hooked, getting certified and then opening her own studio as quickly as possible. Mish's fellow instructors, Eli and Samantha, lead classes inspired by their respective backgrounds in fitness and dance. Latin music makes the calorie-burning dance moves seem easy in much the same way that it might make a video of trampoline malfunctions seem hilarious.
Powerhouse Gym escorts its members toward healthier lifestyles with comprehensive memberships and a cavalcade of meticulously maintained equipment. More than newly installed 50 cardio machines volunteer to put legs through their paces as users utilize theater remotes to control one of seven different televisions. A neatly aligned contingent of benches, dumbbells, and racks populate the spacious free-weight area, and competitive guests can work up a sweat or settle disputes the way Congress does with intense games of racquetball. To shed calories among fitness confidants, slide into an expert-led group class such as yoga, Zumba, or cardio kickboxing. Additionally, two 30-minute sessions with a certified personal trainer help facilitate positive results with an in-depth review of individual goals. After determining each guest's needs and level of fitness, trainers can begin to coax fit forms from their subcutaneous hideaways with motivating workouts and softly hummed Rocky themes.
Staffed by professional fighters of several styles such as professional boxing trainer Lou Martinez and American Top Team Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and UFC trainer Marcos da Matta, Palm Beach Boxing whips pugilists into fighting shape with a crammed calendar of classes. An official Spinning facility, Palm Beach Boxing pushes indoor cyclists to their limits, preparing them for a season of indoor soccer playing and indoor sunbathing. Meanwhile students can roughhouse in their own way with Brazlian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, kickboxing, wrestling, and other classes of eight to 20 people, for both children six years old and over and adults, employing rows of punching bags, speed bags, and weight machines.
A good MMA fighter appreciates the importance of balance?a false move on the mat can signify the end of a tournament, whereas a stable hold can ensure one?s victory. At American Top Team West Palm Beach, instructors cover these aspects of grappling in a variety of classes. Marcos ?Parrumpinha? Da Matta, a fourth-degree black belt and winner of several championships, demonstrates the joint locks and chokeholds of Brazilian jujitsu. Students can also learn the jabs and kicks of muay thai kickboxing, which also come in handy for creating air-circulation holes in your house?s walls.
Finally, whether they are promoting confidence during children's classes or pushing a client to complete a challenging CrossFit WOD, the staff prioritizes emotional balance. Its lessons include equal parts passion and control, stressing safety and discipline in addition to positive energy.