ACSM-certified health fitness specialist Gladimir ?Glad? Simeon believes exercisers need three specific things to stay in shape: support, guidance, and action. At Glad Health & Fitness, he leads a team that fulfills each of those necessities through weight-loss support groups, wellness workshops, and group fitness classes.
The studio enables visitors to earn a good sweat in a variety of ways, including high-energy Zumba, cardio kick-boxing, or yoga and mats pilates sessions. Glad's lectures and workouts are open to individuals of all fitness levels ranging from beginners to competitive athletes and kept small to offer personal attention. Sixty minute classes are designed to constantly challenge members towards fat-burning results, as an effort to help people reach their fitness goals.
The team at ReggaeFit has more in common than the fact that they're all experienced instructors. Each woman has been dancing her entire life. A co-owner of ReggaeFit, Rachel has studied everything from ballet and tap to hip-hop and jazz. Now, she finds herself uniting exercisers under a banner of red, yellow, and green.
The instructors lead ReggaeFit workouts that get bodies moving to the infectious rhythms of reggae and soca music. During every class, they combine light, high-energy aerobics with Caribbean dance moves, motivating women and men alike to shake, shimmy, and groove along with the beats. The facility doesn't forget about younger visitors, either. Kids' classes take groups through a range of slower ska tunes and faster soca rhythms so kids can keep up
at school dances when the DJ loses control of the tempo button.
Feet of all sizes fly across the hardwood floors of Xpress Yourself Dance Studio, where teachers help students find their groove in classes for all ages. Children as young as 18 months can get in on the action during Tiny Toes
classes that incorporate bean bags, tambourines, and batons. In other classes, teens and adults practice rhythmic jazz and hip-hop moves or strap on tin cans for cacophonous tap routines.
Young gymnasts flock to Twins Gymnastics for training that encourages them to be competitive?but primarily with themselves. In gymnastics sessions, as well as tumbling, cheer, and martial-arts classes, coaches encourage kids to try to top their personal bests. This approach helps build confidence along with skills, unlike the giving-every-kid-a-solid-gold-crown approach, which just builds confidence.
Though now spread over the United States, Crunch gym started in a basement-level aerobics studio in New York City. Despite the humble location, the gym's founders aspired to foster a workout environment that would keep members exercising through entertainment and not shouting from drill-sergeant-like trainers.
Twenty years later, Crunch gyms' fitness classes still stray from the beaten path. Body Web with TRX sessions suspend members from a pillar, where they complete gravity-defying maneuvers with help from strong resistance ropes. In Bosu Bootcamp, every exercise is completed on an apparatus that is part balance ball, part core board, and fully endorsed by circus seals nationwide.
Valeria Rodriguez helps her students take charge of their health and wellbeing with fun, interactive dance workouts. Each Zumba session is part trip to the gym, part dance party, with Latin rhythms fueling every twist, turn, and shake. The classes help strengthen one’s core and burn calories. Parents can instill healthy exercise habits with kid's Zumba birthday parties that get kids moving with a playlist full of hip-hop, reggae, and the birthday boy or girl's favorite songs.