The concept behind Reformed Body is simple: two classes, each geared toward tightening and toning the body from head to toe. Choreographer and dancer Rachel Hosea founded the studio where she offers barre classes, which combines Pilates, ballet, and yoga.
Set to upbeat music, the “high-energy” barre classes tighten the entire body, but have the most prominent toning effect on the arms, thighs, abs, and glutes. The studio's cardio barre class takes the elements of reformed barre and adds new exercises and equipment.
Innovative Fitness hosts a broad curriculum of fitness classes and personal-training options that allow individuals to tailor their experience to personal preference, whether its to lose weight, build muscle, or just have fun. Functional fitness lies at the core of the trainers' approach. Functional exercises performed at shortened intensities build greater muscle fitness and performance levels, and the staff design specialized regimens that accommodate each client's competency. Guests looking for a balanced approach to fitness may opt for boot camps that stress a mix a cardiovascular work and resistance training, whereas fun-seekers can inject some liveliness into workouts with Zumba dance classes. Through a personal-training regimen, individuals can consult an experienced trainer during weekly training sessions that provide much quicker feedback than writing to a fitness pen pal.
According to NZone Dance Fitness, when you take a Zumba class, you're in the company of about 14 million other people. That's roughly how many attend weekly classes across the world—at more than 140,000 studios and in more than 150 countries. But despite being part of a global movement, you won't feel like a number at NZone. Its certified Zumba instructors make sure every student, no matter how new, can keep up with the choreography at classes that range from Zumba Basics and Zumba for Kids to Zumba Toning and Zumba boot camp.
At 27,000 square feet, Gladiators Gym towers above lesser fitness facilities with an impressive weight room stacked with conventional weights and unconventional equipment. Serious skiers and snowboarders can also take advantage of the gym’s downhill simulation equipment—a revolving carpet that creates a platform for ski and snowboard lessons and recreation. Athletes train with the usual gear, but they can also build their strength and endurance with specialty equipment such as battle ropes, TRX suspension gear, two Austin Legdrive machines, and cones for agility drills. Artificial turf lines the floor to recreate outdoor workouts, which include agility drills and power drills such as tire flipping.
Little Folks Dance & Fitness believes in supporting children's growth and development by offering an outlet for creative impulses. In addition to offering lessons at their studio location, instructors work with local schools and daycares to organize dance programs, bringing classes to the students. Kids can master the fundamentals of ballet, hip-hop, or gymnastics while learning to express themselves through movement. Classes foster an appreciation for dance as a creative outlet and teach the importance of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
Kenyatta Kelly knows the power of Zumba. The dance instructor and owner of Kenyatta & Co. Studio shed more than 50 pounds by participating in the high-energy dance classes. Now she helps fellow exercisers meet their individual goals through Zumba, whether they want to burn calories, learn new dance moves, or sculpt limbs to match all those Greek statues that keep breaking out of museums. Kenyatta & Co. Studio was also recently voted Best Zumba, Aerobics, and Yoga in Houston by Great Day Houston.