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Creative Ideas That Inspire

by Lisa Quigley, MFA on Feb 28, 2018

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Shake up clients’ expectations with these offerings that put a lively twist on traditional styles.

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Aerial Silks, at Twisted Bodies™ in Denton, Texas, teaches this athletic circus art discipline in the style of Cirque du Soleil®. Participants learn to climb the paired lengths of fabric that extend from the ceiling, wrapping or tying them around the body to execute dramatic drops and poses. Classes promote strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.

In Ninja Kids Class, offered at Conquer Ninja Gyms at several Minnesota locations, instructors teach kids aged 5–10 to develop ninja skills and strength on a variety of obstacles. These fun, interactive offerings build strength, balance, endurance and teamwork.

Spin/Box Fusion at REVive Studio in Frazer, Pennsylvania, begins with 30 minutes of indoor cycling, followed by 30 minutes of boxing. This high-intensity, upbeat fusion elevates heart rates and conditions the entire body. The studio owners aim to provide a fun, unique and empowering fitness experience.

Sanda Kickboxing at Class One MMA in Brooklyn, New York—also known as Sanshou or Chinese kickboxing—is a self-defense system and combat sport. This style was originally developed by the Chinese military and blends elements of traditional kung fu with modern combat fighting techniques. Practitioners strike with punches, kicks and knee drives.

Power Stryde, at MyStryde in Boston, works participants on and off treadmills for a real challenge. The format includes 4–8 minutes of treadmill intervals that alternate with 4–8 minutes of strength exercises. A special equipment feature allows participants to add a challenge boost by switching into “dynamic mode,” meaning they become the sole source of power for moving the belt.

Powerumba, offered at Powerumba® studio in North Miami, Florida, is a fitness dance class that blends the moves and styles of many genres, including salsa, merengue, samba and more. Classes build from simple to complex, allowing participants to begin with more basic steps and progress to more challenging choreographies. The class strives to help students enhance coordination and cardiovascular capacity, lower stress levels, and improve self-esteem.

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About the Author

Lisa Quigley, MFA

Lisa Quigley, MFA 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.