The YMCA of Central New Mexico traces its roots back to 1915, when locals saw the need for a positive gathering place for their community. Today, the nonprofit organization is the largest childcare provider in the state, with an array of programs that aim to incite healthy spirits, minds, and bodies. The four locations offer noncompetitive and competitive youth sports leagues, swimming lessons, day camps, and afterschool tutoring programs. Its efforts to combat childhood obesity caught the eye of reporters from the KRQE 13 Morning Show.
The Y presents strenuous physical exercises for adult patrons with fitness classes such as yoga, dance, and cycling, and stimulates minds and creativity muscles during Spanish classes, guitar workshops, and senior outings. Workout rooms have advanced cardio and weight-training machines to torch calories and tone muscles. During the Y's six-week FitStart program, qualified coaches meet with clients in weekly or bi-weekly exercise sessions to give useful feedback and encouraging motivation, all after gauging health levels with an initial balloon-blowing contest. :m]]
Equipment: SPINNER Pro Bikes
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, yoga mat, cycling gear
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Call or email us before you come to class.
Nowadays, it's not uncommon to know someone who runs long distances for fun, everything from 5Ks to half marathons to marathons. The people who do it really seem to love it, and they often try to recruit others to join them, but sometimes they forget how daunting it can be. That's where Pamela Otero comes in. She's an RRCA-certified running coach and the co-owner of YOU inspired! Fitness, where she trains people to run in 10Ks and half marathons.
The training program consists of 14?19 weeks of interval training, long runs and walks on Sunday morning, core and stretching classes mid-week, and workshops with fitness experts. And it's not just for runners. Otero strongly encourages walkers and beginners to participate and promises a supportive atmosphere full of encouragement.
YOU inspired! Fitness also offers traditional group fitness classes, including spin sessions set to the beats of songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s, as well as personal training.
Founded in 1942 as The June Music Festival, CMA brings the finest, internationally acclaimmed classical musicians to Albuquerque for concerts in an intimate, non-amplified setting.
CMA is a registered not-for-profit, 501c(3) organization.
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Entrepreneur magazine, Vanessa Williams founded The Flawless Group to free up time for busy folks through luxury-concierge and mobile-spa services. As a concierge, Vanessa can take care of day-to-day errands including arranging travel plans, picking up the dry cleaning, and chauffeuring clients around town in a luxury car or adult-size stroller. As a licensed aesthetician, her spa services can take the edge off of workaday stress with massage therapy, meditation, and facials. Whether an individual, corporate entity, or educational institution, each of Vanessa's clients saves time and might become superhuman.
Whether they're moms themselves, former teachers, or simply life-long pose pros, instructors at Blooming Sprout Yoga credit personal life experiences with inspiring their love of yoga. At locations in Albuquerque and Sacramento, these instructors share their enthusiasm with the littlest yoga practitioners. Outside or inside, independently or partnered with parents, babies, kids, and grownups practice yoga in a positive, encouraging environment.
For 35 years, Valerie Compton has dipped her toes into every aspect of fitness. She followed up her experience in track and field and tennis by building her career as a personal trainer, and she later branched out into Power Pilates, Spinning, and nutrition. When she designed BarreFusion in 2006, she struck upon the latest trend in fitness. Today, Valerie has opened a new location and surrounds herself with instructors who channel their experience as classical dancers, gymnastics, and triathletes to lead rigorous barre classes.
Valerie starts her instruction with a BarreLite class that introduces newcomers to the proper forms and techniques to master fundamentals. From there, she encourages students to test out a number of other classes. The popular BarreFusion class combines Pilates, yoga, ballet, and light weights to sculpt legs and cores. She also offers highly popular Spinning classes that challenge students with a high-energy, aerobic workout that mimics cycling in front of stampeding wildebeests.