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Our Intro to AKT Class is specifically designed for first-timers to discover all of the benefits of our four signature class types offer: DANCE, BANDS, CIRCUIT, and TONE. This class introduces our technique, choreography, and dance style, and provides the opportunity to ask questions! 

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Welcome To AKT

We want working out to be comfortable for everyone. A new workout can be intimidating, but rest assured, we’re here to help guide you. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your AKT DANCE, BANDS, CIRCUIT, or TONE class.

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CHECK-IN

Make sure to arrive 15 minutes before your class start time so you get checked in, take a studio tour, and meet your trainer.

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GET SET UP

Grab a complimentary towel and fill up your bottle at our alkaline filtered water station. Place any personal belongings in our cubby area. Before class starts, step into The Factory and find an open station facing the mirror. Now this is where the magic happens!

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GIVE IT YOUR ALL

Class starts with a choreographed warm up, followed by a full-body workout featuring our four Signature Class Types: BANDS, CIRCUIT, TONE, and DANCE.

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KEEP TRACK

Your first class will be challenging, but stick with it. You’ll get the hang of our choreography and dance technique after 3-4 classes. Over time clients will see that AKT raises your cardio-respiratory level, develops long lean muscles and changes the shape of your body. Not only will you be stronger, but you will also experience improved body awareness, posture, and confidence!

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WHY AKT?

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BACKED BY SCIENCE

Every class works the entire body, from all angles and in all planes of motion for a truly efficient workout.
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COMPREHENSIVE CONTENT

Backed by science, and pulling from numerous exercise modalities, all class content works together to focus on results.

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CHANGE ON PURPOSE

Get better at each workout and improve, then, after 3 weeks, be challenged in new ways to prevent boredom and burnout.
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INSANELY FUN

Doing something enjoyable makes it easier to stay consistent.
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OUR MEMBERS

"I love AKT so much! Coming from a dance background, I am always looking for an alternative to a regular gym and I finally found what I have been looking for with the community at AKT! The classes are super fun and challenging! The instructors are incredibly friendly and engaging. You really get a sense that they care and want you to be the best for yourself. They are extremely knowledgeable about how the body works and are very aware of every single person in the room in each class. The whole studio has fabulous energy and every single person who works there is outstanding! I really cannot say enough happy, nice, and exciting things about AKT. I am so thankful to be part of the community of badass humans. " - AKT Morristown Member

AKT 101

What is AKT?
Backed by science, AKT is an integrated, functional and results-driven approach to fitness. Our dance classes combine the best of fitness, integrating interval, circuit, and toning into the most comprehensive program of energetic and fun workouts!
What makes AKT different than other fitness techniques?
At AKT we move with purpose. AKT dance classes are backed by science and rooted in functional movement and kinesiology, which works to create a balanced and proportionate body. You’ll simultaneously stretch and strengthen while challenging yourself in every plane of motion. Our technique strives to connect the body as a whole and not solely focus on one body part. The content in each class stays the same for 3 weeks so you can improve and master each series, then changes to keep your body guessing and never get bored! AKT dance classes will constantly challenge your stamina, endurance, strength, agility, power, and flexibility to help you achieve your goals.
Are all classes the same and if not how do they differ?
Each dance class is a different experience, with varying levels of cardio, strength and flexibility. Each class is designed to improve performance and agility while safely working every muscle group in your body. You’ll get an effective, full-body workout in every dance class, delivered with passion and energy from our expert Trainers! See The Workout page to see how each dance-inspired class is unique!
Do I have to be a dancer to participate in AKT classes?
Not a dancer? No problem! In addition to our DANCE class, AKT also offers an interval-based BANDS workout, and a high-intensity CIRCUIT workout, both of which are perfect for nondancers. As well, we have a low-impact TONE workout that is a strength-focused, full-body burn that ends with a foam roll recovery, created to tone your booty. That being said, everyone is encouraged to try our DANCE class – all choreography is broken down. If it's your first class or your 100th, you’ll get an awesome workout!
I’ve never tried AKT before…where should I start?
The best place to start is with our Intro to AKT Class, which combines two of our signature classes, BANDS + DANCE, into one fun and energetic full-body workout! You’ll truly get a taste of what AKT is all about while introducing you to our style and vocabulary and learning the benefits of dance-based workouts.
What should I wear/bring to my first class?
Please make sure to arrive 15 min early so that we have time to give you a tour and introduce you to your Trainer. Be prepared to move, dance, and get a great sweat! Wear light weight, sweat-wicking apparel. For shoes, cross trainers with good lateral support are best. We have complimentary towel service, alkaline filtered water stations and a retail area with the hottest workout apparel!
What’s the best program/how do I get the best results?
At AKT we take the guess work out of fitness, and give you the tools you need to see and feel results – for life! Most members take 3-5 classes a week, incorporating each of our different classes. Over time clients will see that AKT dance classes raise your cardio-respiratory level, develop long lean muscles and changes the shape of your booty. Not only will you be stronger, but you will also experience improved body awareness, posture and confidence! A great program to follow is one of each of our classes – BANDS, DANCE, CIRCUIT and TONE – each week. Our Unlimited Membership allows you to take advantage of unlimited classes.
How do I get started?
Get started here or by downloading the AKT App. Select the AKT Studio location you would like to attend to sign up, see class schedules, Trainers and more!
How far in advance do I have to sign up for a class?
AKT classes fill up, so be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time! Cancellation policies vary by studio, so check with your local AKT if you need to cancel a class or session.
Do I have to have a high fitness level to join?
Everyone has a different ability level and is encouraged to work at their own pace. Our dance classes will challenge and improve your stamina, endurance, strength, and flexibility regardless of your current fitness regimen. Our Trainers motivate the class in a positive way, celebrating your achievements and progress along the way!
Can I do AKT when injured?
AKT dance workouts can be intense. We recommend that all clients have clearance from a doctor or physical therapist to train. If you have an injury, TONE is a great, low-impact workout that allows you to focus on strength, and CIRCUIT can be easily modified and done at your own pace. Always let a trainer know of any injuries before class so they can offer you modifications.
Can I do AKT while pregnant?
Yes! With doctor’s approval, many of our clients do AKT dance classes up until they give birth. Labor and parenting require strength, stamina and energy and training is a great way to prepare yourself for the challenge. Please let your Trainer know before class so they can supply you with the proper modifications.
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