Krafft Academy of Gymnastics boasts a roster of graduates that include a healthy number of scholarship-winning college athletes and elite competitive gymnasts. That's thanks in part to a staff of experienced instructors, who help kids learn the basics and perfect their routines on classic gymnastics equipment including balance beams, uneven bars, and see-saws.
The staff at The Emerald Academy knows that kids change from unsteady toddlers to high-energy kids in the blink of an eye. So they offer a full range of classes to help little ones get out their energy in fun, productive ways and reach developmental milestones. Students can enroll in gymnastics, cheer, or dance classes, and preschool-aged children can join gym classes tailored to their tiny hands and feet. The clean, air-conditioned facility also features parent viewing rooms, so guardians can watch while kids somersault across the floor and cheer for their favorite solitaire player.
Owned by Steve Nunno?the two-time USA Olympic coach and trainer of Olympic champion Shannon Miller?Star Gymnastics is a state-of-the-art facility where children go to get an elastic education. Classes are typically one to two hours long and cover fundamental gymnastic movements and routines. All classes are broken up by age and skill level to ensure each child receives the utmost attention during somersaults and hand stands. Fun, flips, and fitness for kids are the central themes at Star Gymnastics, and parents are invited to watch their children?s feats of grace and athleticism in the open-viewing area.
Santa Fe Family Life Center recently expanded from a specialized tennis facility to a 55,000-square-foot comprehensive fitness center replete with four maple-wood basketball courts, and an outdoor salt water swimming pool. In the belly of the facility, fitness experts develop safety-oriented routines that boost overall health, improve technique, and shed body fat during personal-training sessions. Group fitness classes foster camaraderie between participants as they stretch through yoga asanas, enhance functional movements through U-fit classes, and dance away calories in Zumba classes. After exercising, visitors cool off with towel service and pick up wee ones from the onsite childcare facility where tykes socialize and campaign for the title of Coolest Kid under staff supervision.
At CrossFit Alter, a cadre of CrossFit Level 1 coaches leads exercisers through functional workouts that help clients develop a broad base of fitness. The team fosters a challenging, inclusive atmosphere that encourages participants to sweat and pushes them toward better health regardless of their starting point, be it active, out-of-shape, or overweight. Upon arriving at the gym each day, clients perform a new roster of exercises—dubbed the Workout of the Day, or WOD—designed to reveal the athlete within. Olympic weightlifting,gymnastics routines, or zen-like demonstrations of ice-cream resistance could rule the day, all designed to sculpt physiques and improve health.
For about 30 years, The Weight Room has helped the residents of Oklahoma City lose weight and get in shape with its arsenal of free weights, aerobic equipment, and encouraging trainers. The gym also hosts group training, Boot Camps, and CrossFit Ailith.