Founder Kerry Jenkins infuses 225 Dance with her passion for moving arts that she developed through her 17-year dancing career and a childhood love of dance. To boost cardio fitness, guests can shake hips through Latin-inspired Zumba classes that whip bodies into shape with heart-pumping dance steps. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Kerry works to pass on her family?s tradition of Cajun dancing with classes on Cajun waltz, two-step, and shuffle and hosts an energetic dance party and dinner on Saturday night.
Unfettered by bricks and mortar, Cardio Factory by Trainer to Go's certified personal trainers roam towns and cities, seeking the place where their clients feel most comfortable practicing, be it a backyard or public park. They take advantage of such public spaces to lead 30- and 60-minute personal-training sessions for their clients, blasting calories with a blend of cardio, plyometrics, and weight lifting.
If variety is the spice of life, then Yoga & Fitness Passport is a veritable East Indian Trading Company. The outfit curates some of the highest reviewed fitness studios throughout both Canada and the U.S. From there, they issue passports that give exercisers a chance to jump from yoga to Zumba to pole dancing classes, all at different studios. Rather than having to navigate each gym's scheduling site, guests can find and sign up for sessions through the Yoga & Fitness Passport site. From there, folks just need to show their confirmation on a smart phone or wood etching, and it's off to the races.
In his years as a New Orleans firefighter, professional MMA fighter, and certified personal trainer, Gino Ascani has gathered a wealth of ideas on how to build the ideal gym. At Nola Xtreme Fitness, Ascani leads private training sessions, spinning classes, TRX classes, and group fitness sessions while utilizing more than 7,000 square feet of equipment-lined space. The facility houses cardio equipment, treadmills, elliptical machines, and rowing machines along with free weights, kettlebells, weight machines, and a pile of porcelain toilets that can be thrown off the gym?s roof.
Three-time world champion swing dancer Nathalie
Gomes Adams started Dance Quarter as a haven for people to learn how to sashay, twirl, and leap their way across a room. Instructors guide students through salsa, ballroom, hip-hop, and west-coast-swing dances. Couples on the brink of their wedding day can learn custom choreographed moves to wow guests at their reception?s first dance. The studio also hosts Barre Fitness, Dance Trance, Mat Pilates classes for those who want more of an exercise challenge rather than twirling with a partner.