If you're looking for a good spot to perfect your yoga practice, Studios On Main in Independence is a great fit.
You'll be amazed by the results your body achieves with their fabulous circuit training.
For an exhilarating and effective workout, check out the Zumba classes offered at Studios On Main.
Stay in shape all year long with a fun and challenging group fitness class.
Ever wonder about the benefits of hot yoga? Come find out for yourself and enroll in a class at Studios On Main.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the studio's S Main St location offers nearby street parking.
Kathi of Zumba with Kathi is driven by her own passion about and experiences with the titular exercise. Having shed 50 pounds from Zumba workouts and healthy eating—with recipes and tips she posts online—Kathi encourages her students to do the same with the full-body workout that blends movements and rhythmic music into a fun, energetic class.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our professional instructors have the experience you need to help you reach all your fitness goals!
Our private Reformer session provide an elegant way to tone, strength, and stretch in a personalized setting focusing on your goals.
Our self-defense courses are second to none!
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
With every client getting personal attention, our trainers specialize in developing fitness plans for all types of individuals and needs.
Whether in a private or group setting, our focus is always on you and your personal goals!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We at Funktion Fit and Blue Valley MMA want to start a studio that provided a safe environment for people to achieve what we know are very personal goals, whether they be purely fitness related, or linked with personal protection.
We are committed to each individual.
What do you love most about your job?
We love seeing people reach milestones along the way to truly life-changing fitness and personal safety goals.
Fitness and self defense are a way of life for us and we love sharing the path with others!
Equipment: _ We have free weights, as well as a variety of cardio and weight equipment._
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with Sheila Juenger, Manager
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our facility is on located on Maple Woods Community College campus, and we offer an educated staff that can help a person work on their individual fitness goals at their level. Our goal is to help everyone feel comfortable joining our facility. We offer individual exercise programs, personal training, nutrition counseling, and a variety of free group classes that people of any fitness level can attend.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
The biggest mistake I think people make is they don't have a plan. They would like to get into shape, better their health, and lose weight, but they don't have a plan. Most people have great intentions and know what to do but may need additional help and guidance to help reach their goals.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
The staff at Maple Woods Fitness Center believe in overall health—not just what someone looks like on the outside. A healthy body is a strong and fit body. We focus on your fitness goals but also recognize that a health is very important that is why we focus on nutrition as well as provide a well rounded exercise program to help meet your goals. Our full time instructors have bachelors degrees in fitness and wellness, and both have certifications in exercise nutrition.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The Maple Woods Fitness facility is predominately used by the public as well as MCC students and offers a variety of memberships. We are located on the second floor of the Northland Human Service Building and are surrounded by windows so you never feel like you are working out in a dungeon. To tour our facility, simply stop by during our hours of operation and we will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.
Mandy Morris has never enjoyed staying put. For more than 14 years, she dedicated her life to dancing and acting, performing in venues from New York to Los Angeles, as well as on cruise ships. She returned to Kansas City with a global cornucopia of experience in jazz, hip-hop, salsa, and calypso. By founding Studio Moves, Mandy and her fellow instructors gave themselves a way to both share their passion for dance and help students of all skill and fitness levels discover new ways to work out.
The schedule of eclectic classes reflects Mandy's own passion for all things dance. Ballet fitness combines classical ballet exercises, yoga stretches, and cardio dance to develop the grace, power, and sculpted muscle tone associated with professional dancers. Zumba speeds up the pace with a cardio-intensive regimen of simple-to-follow choreography set to upbeat, Latin-inspired melodies. The studio also dispels pent-up stress with meditation, calm stretches, and a complete absence of hawk screeches during zen sessions.
Bollywood Groove KC, LLC founder Shyamly Jaiswal is a certified yoga instructor, but her real achievement isn't in simply mastering those fitness routines, it's in putting her own spin on them. Jaiswal has found a way to work modern and traditional forms of Indian dance into the workouts at her studio, creating classes that not only burn calories and tone muscles, but also spread the infectious energy that is the trademark of Bollywood musicals.