Creative Ideas That Inspire

by Lisa Quigley on Aug 24, 2017

Buzz

From fun to fierce, learn some exciting new ways to move.

Cardio Sweat Party, at Power Studios in New York City, was designed by Michele Gordon. It combines kickboxing with dance, athletic drills and upbeat music for a 55-minute, high-energy experience. Classes are open to all fitness levels, and each class begins with a dynamic, kickboxing- based warmup before moving into three to four segments of choreography. In between the choreographed moves, rounds of squats, lunges, jacks, burpees, mountain climbers and other athletic drills round out the experience. Each class finishes with a fun freestyle dance-off, stretches and a mantra meditation.

GrooveaRoo Dance™, offered at several locations throughout San Diego, seeks to normalize family dancing for parents and babies. Created by husband and wife team Meeshi and Amber Anjali, these classes gather baby-wearing moms and dads to spend time dancing as a family. The Anjalis believe in bringing families closer through the power of dance, and part of their mission is “to build communities of families around the world where dance is an integral part of everyday life.”

Combatovatives at Fitnovatives in Chandigarh, India, is inspired by martial arts and draws on disciplines such as karate, boxing, tae kwon do and tai chi to create a fierce and energetic workout. These classes are powered by inspiring music and supported by passionate instructors who create a physically challenging and rewarding experience for participants.

Aqua Fit at Menlo Swim & Sport, Menlo Park, California, uses the natural resistance and buoyancy of water to condition the body and increase cardiovascular fitness. The format varies from class to class and provides ample challenge to help participants avoid plateaus. Additional resistance equipment, such as gloves, ankle cuffs, noodles, flotation belts and hand buoys, increases muscular development. Upbeat music creates an atmosphere of fun, and all fitness levels are encouraged to attend.

All-Around Circus at Windsor Circus School in Windsor, Ontario, allows curious newcomers to try out different circus disciplines and discover their favorites. This 7-week program introduces students to stretching progressions, aerial silks, aerial hoops and even juggling. When participants complete the course they have a more solid foundation that allows them to progress in the discipline of their choice. The school provides circus training to students of all ages through professional, instructor- directed experiences, and there are no prerequisites to participate.


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Lisa Quigley

Lisa Quigley IDEA Author/Presenter

Lisa Quigley is the Publications Assistant at IDEA Health & Fitness Association. She considers herself first and foremost a writer. Her love of words and stories inspired her to pursue a degree in English and continue on to receive an MFA in Creative Writing. During her academic pursuits, Lisa also discovered yoga. Her personal practice was so powerfully transforming that she decided to become a yoga teacher. In 2012, she was certified at the 200 hour level. She spent the next three years teaching at multiple yoga studios throughout San Diego County. As a yoga teacher, she seeks to encourage people to love and accept themselves as they are—while at the same time welcoming opportunities for growth—so they can feel more at home in their bodies and lead more fulfilling lives. The position at IDEA Health & Fitness Association allows Lisa to combine all of her interests in one place. She is thrilled to be part of a company who's mission aligns so closely with her own vision and values. Lisa is fueled by her relentless curiosity and hunger for adventure. Her interests include writing, reading, running, hiking, yoga, camping, and exploring. She's on a never ending quest to get the most out of every moment and laugh whenever possible.