Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Spring Into Shape with Oxford’s Plethora of Fitness Options

Many Oxford fitness experts are offering tips and tricks on how to get swimsuit ready before summer, and with so many places in town to work out, there is something for every body type and fitness level.

Pure Ryde
Pure Ryde

PureRyde is a cycling and Pilates studio designed to give you a full body workout during every class. At a PureRyde cycle class, you burn 20 percent more calories than in a regular cycling class.

Located on the Oxford Square, PureRyde is a fun alternative to a traditional gym experience.

“One of the most important things is to find something that doesn’t feel like work; something that you look forward to and not just another thing on your schedule,” instructor Allison Thomas said.

A healthy diet is also important to getting in shape. Thomas emphasized eating as healthy as you can. “Make it a lifestyle, rather than just a goal for a few weeks and if you occasionally want a cookie, eat the cookie. It will be ok.”

For more information on a PureRyde membership and class times, visit pureryde.com.

Ice Core Fitness
Ice Core Fitness

Ice Core Fitness, which caters to small group and private instruction, offers classes geared toward strengthening one’s core muscle group to improve overall health and fitness. Founder Kristina Carlson said it’s the first center in Mississippi to offer GYROTONIC method is also the state’s only BarreAmped studio.

Ice Core instructors attend multi-day training sessions and focus on hands-on instruction in small classes geared toward specific needs.

“It isn’t just a place where people come to work out,” Carlson said.

To learn more, visit icecorefitness.com.

Oxford Kickboxing
Oxford Kickboxing

Oxford Kickboxing owner Jamie Houston also is focused on diet, emphasizing the importance of eating clean.

“If you can’t pick it, kill it, or grow it, you don’t eat it.” He also recommends eating six small meals a day to keep the body at a fat burning level.

Oxford Kickboxing moved into their new location 2146 Jackson Ave. W. in August and offers a full body cardio workout that burns calories and helps tone. They are offering classes in fitness kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, and MMA.

They are offering a free week of classes for you to come and try them out and see what you think. They also offer specials for college students where they can freeze your accounts when you go home for winter break and the summer.

You can find more information about Oxford Fitness Kickboxing and class times at their website, oxfordfitnesskickboxing.com.

Oxford Crossfit
Oxford Crossfit

Crossfit is the workout for those who want to see results and don’t want to spend hours at the gym. With workouts that usually last around 20 minutes, Oxford Crossfit combines high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics, and other exercises to offer a total body workout.

Getting in shape for spring is easier than you think it might be. Oxford Crossfit owner and instructor, Brady Williamson said, “All you have to do is walk in the door. You don’t have to have a plan. They come in and knock out the plans we have for them and then go back to their normal life.”

For more information on Oxford Crossfit and for Workouts for the Day, visit their website oxfordcrossfit.net.

One thing all the fitness pros can agree on is that there is no better time to start getting fit than now.

Waverly McCarthy is a HottyToddy.com staff reporter and can be reached at wcmccart@go.olemiss.edu.

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