As competitive ballroom dancers and coaches of the ballroom dance team at Ohio State University, Alex Thomas and Josh Tilford believe any person can reach their dance goals in the right program. Together, they own and run Dance Tonight, whose network includes group and private instruction of myriad dance styles such as waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, and swing. Lessons can help even the slowest at foot become confident in their step as they absorb basic dance knowledge, prepare for special events, or escalate to amateur ballroom competitor status. The adult instruction is also supplemented by an extensive children's program, directed by professional instructor Danielle Moor.
Sunlight streams through large windows and glints off the glossy wood floor as yoga students twist and stretch next to exposed brick walls. Other guests can undergo spa treatments or massages at the hands of capable staff members. The Christian-based health hub, which welcomes visitors of all faiths, approaches wellness from a holistic perspective that considers the health of the mind, body, and spirit together. Fitness classes keep Pilates practitioners, kickboxers, and studious punching bags busy before they relax during massages and slimming body wraps.
Equipment: Hammer Strength, TK Star, Lamar, Nautilus, Horizon, Cybex, Nebula, etc
Students should bring: Plenty of water, towel, yoga mats, notebook.
Average class length: Less than 30 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Keep it simple, Keep it consitant, and don't let anyone discourage you from your goals.
Q&A with the Fitness Training Profesonal
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Show them where they started from, show them their progress or how far they've come, and remind them the reasons they began.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
Well, most people who come to our club, like to work out with no distractions. But what we do offer is nutrition consulting and suggestions. And [along] with our nutritional supplements we have...ready-to-go drinks and bars, soft goods, etc... Also, we're working on adding a reflexologist soon.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
Yes. we have been and always will be a "judgment-free zone."
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Just this: I've worked with all walks of life in fitness for over 30 years. I know this one thing to be true, for any human, high intense athlete or gardener, the body needs 1) supportive eating 2) cardio exercise and 3) resistance training for over-all heath and wellness.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Other weight loss programs mistakenly focus entirely on diet. We focus on the technology that enables us to turn off fat storage and turn on fat burning. Our state of the art technology gives the body nutritional tools needed to overcome imbalances and bring the body into optimum fat burning.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
It is our mission to help individuals naturally lose weight, burn fat and balance and correct both organ and hormonal stressors that contribute to weight gain and numerous health issues. We want to help people go beyond weight loss and actively create a lifetime of health.
What do you love most about your job?
There is no greater joy than seeing our clients succeed. Our staff is involved with each individual throughout their entire journey! We love seeing the inches melt away and hearing the success stories of our clients who were able to stop taking medications and start living an active life!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
“You’ve made me feel alive again!” “I have the pregnancy glow without the pregnancy weight!” “I have found the beauty in myself again.” “I tried for 15 years to lose weight. Today I am down 42 pounds. I am truly thankful Rejuv came into my life!”
Physicians Weight Loss Centers peppers the nation, doling out slim-down tips honed during the course of three decades in business. Each center staffs a physician who, in tandem with a team of skilled counselors, selects one of six weight-loss and lifestyle programs to guide each client toward his or her desired results. The center’s sextet of plans are tailored to those who prefer not to exercise, those who travel often, those who cook at home, and those who cook in nonfunctional stage kitchens. Patients chat with their counselors often, soaking up the tips the staffers have learned from continual training programs. Clients are encouraged to build a bond with their counselor, as camaraderie not only eases the process but also improves one’s chances of finding a lifelong three-legged-race partner.
Some time ago, a martial-arts teacher bestowed the values and methods of Eastern healing practices on Chris Aul, the founder of Natural Health Solutions. Chris, who struggled with illness in his younger years, called upon the lessons learned during those days in China to eventually become a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist. Today, he utilizes this knowledge as he rebalances clients with acupuncture techniques. He also dispenses nutritional advice designed to aid in recovery, support ongoing wellness, and discourage the consumption of icky-tasting, yellow Lego blocks.