Zumba with Sharon and Roz has accomplished something rare—making exercise something to look forward to. The two certified instructors personally lead each Zumba workout, creating a party-like atmosphere as they cycle through dance moves to the tune of international music. The sounds of grunts and laughter mix over the course of each 55-minute session as students work out their abdomens by crouching down to marvel at their swiftly moving feet. Though the schedule sometimes varies, it generally includes morning classes on the weekends and night classes throughout the week.
Director Jenna Simon has spent the last 20 years studying ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, point, and modern dance. She expounds her dance knowledge at Simon Says Dance, LLC, where studio space is outfitted with sprung dance floors, ample mirrors, and viewing windows. Jenna and her team of instructors lead group classes, as well as private lessons for students who wants one-on-one help with ballet techniques.
Premier Choice Fitness’ guests roam 15,500 square feet of floor space full of exercise equipment for self-guided workouts, private rooms for group fitness classes, and handpicked personal trainers ready for one-on-one and small-group sessions. Racks of free weights and iron-laden weight machines help to keep muscles as clearly defined as a prenuptial agreement, and exercise bikes and treadmills line the facility's television-bedecked wall, waiting for a fitness-minded visitor to give them a workout. Group classes meet in one of the center's mirror- or window-lined rooms, where students develop camaraderie during yoga, Zumba, or kickboxing sweat sessions. In addition to workout facilities, Premier Choice Fitness also keeps tabs on youngsters with childcare services and provides tanning sessions to leave customers perfectly bronzed and capable of photosynthesizing their own food.
At Kiss N Tale Pole Fitness Studio, pole dancing isn't just for women. The instructors view the sultry style as a calorie-torching, muscle-toning workout for all. As students progress, they can work their way up the school's
seven class levels, starting with introductory Kitty Kat Pole lessons and ramping up
to Headliners, a class that teaches tricks even more impressive than hiding behind a dance pole silently for two hours.
As instructors teach pole moves, they draw on their professional backgrounds in disciplines such as ballet and belly-dancing, which also come in handy during chair-dance
and burlesque classes.
Beyond what its name might suggest, Buttercup Pole Dance revels in all aspects of the hip-swiveling arts. Naturally, a highlight of the business is the pole-dance program, which is supervised by owner, competitive pole-dancer, and certified fitness instructor Sarah Jade. These classes are structured to accommodate all levels of pole-dance enthusiasts, and introductory sessions acquaint beginners with spins, transitions, and grip techniques.
For a more portable pastime, the center teams up with Michelle Garner, owner of Happy2BHooping LLC, who calls on her background in belly dancing and her Hoola-Fit trainer license to lead students through artistic and heart-pumping hula-hoop fitness routines. The center also brings out students? inner vixens in sultry chair-dance and exotic-dance choreography, along with stimulating sweat glands and dancing shoes in Latin-inspired Zumba classes.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Truly Fit Studio was created on a whim backed by an immense amount of self-motivation and community support. Owner M. Chris Gonzalez?a fitness trainer with more than 10 years of experience?partnered with his longtime colleague Shawn Becklund hoping to found a gym where the instructors could fully commit to the individual needs and goals of every client. Weight machines, dumbbells, heavy bags, treadmills, and spinning cycles fill the space for visitors seeking a personal workout, although the instructors also lead group fitness classes throughout the week. Exercises constantly vary and could include sprints, agility drills, kettle bells, plyometrics, and boxing. Focusing on everything from athletic conditioning and core work to yoga, these classes provide thorough workouts in a supportive group setting.