Fall is officially here, and the days of outdoor workouts will soon be a distant memory. Lucky for us, Kansas City has no shortage of innovative fitness studios to keep you sweating in any season!
As a self-proclaimed fitness junkie, one of my favorite things to do when I travel is get a local sweat session. Although Kansas City has all of your national favorites (Orangetheory, F45, CrossFit, Anytime Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, Planet Fitness, Rock Climbing gyms, Boot Camps, Boxing, Personal Trainers), I encourage you to check out one of these KC exclusives.
This studio has a mission to empower us to be the best version of ourselves by creating highly efficient, full-body workouts that build inner and outer strength. Every Bar Method class starts with a warm-up and upper-body exercises, followed by a sequence of leg and seat work at the barre and core exercises on the floor. The class uses your own bodyweight for resistance along with a few basic props – free weights, mats, and a ball. Students of all fitness levels work within their individual limits while receiving encouragement to continually push forward. On any given day, this runner chick likes to think she’s pretty athletic, but this workout had my legs shaking throughout! After your class, stop in next door at T. Loft for a green juice or healthy snack.
Health House is the first dedicated rowing studio that mixes rowing and strength training for the ultimate full body workout. This high energy, high intensity class will keep your heart pumping throughout. With little to no downtime, you will move back and forth between the rowing machine and weights, with a killer playlist and a motivational coach that will keep you going throughout. Rowing uses 86% of your body’s muscle mass, providing a more efficient and effective full body workout. However, since rowing is a seated activity, it eliminates impact on the injury prone joints of the hips, knees, and ankles. This gym is all about community, so you can expect a lot of sweaty fist bumps and high fives.
Fellow cardio lovers, I give you FusionFly! Fusion Fitness believes everyone deserves to look and feel their best. And I can assure you, during my class, I feel like a strong, sweaty warrior. They keep the music pumping and the sweat dripping during this ultimate workout that challenges the entire body in one hour. If you’re up for the best coaching of your life, take a class with Jos, and get ready to work! More good news, you can pop in Homer’s Coffee after class to get another boost.
If zenning out is your thing, Core Energy is your spot! This is Overland Park’s first hot yoga studio offering Power Vinyasa Yoga, in the tradition of Baron Baptiste. Core Energy is inclusive of everyone, so you can expect to feel like family, no matter your experience level. This class will keep you sweating, centered, and feeling restored. If you really want to up the positive vibes, book a class with Amanda. But no matter what you do, don’t skip out on Shavasana…Namaste friends!
There are so many great ways to workout in Crown Town. So grab your water and towel, book your classes, and check out all the sweat we have to offer!
Let me know if you have a fitness studio that you love…I’m always up for a challenge!