For over nine years, Natural Body Health & Wellness's team of health gurus has shepherded passersby onto the path to physical harmony with its healing therapies, collection of advanced workout equipment, and all-natural products. The team is further guided by the experience that comes with seeing 50 to 70 customers a day and seven years in business. Troublesome aches recede into the distance as the center's aqua-massage beds knead away pains with a dry-water system, while Sunlighten full-spectrum infrared saunas purge bodies of toxins acquired from misguided diets and watching too much reality television. The TurboSonic whole-body vibration machine tends to a range of wellness factors, helping clients increase circulation, stimulate cellular fluids, and accelerate the body's overall healing response. Refreshing sips of Tyent alkaline?ionized water from the center's shop help visitors cool down after vigorous workouts, and it thoroughly rehydrates bodies.
Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre in 2001, and it has since grown its low-impact, high-intensity, ballet-inspired workouts to locations across the country. Certified Pilates instructor Carrie Bristol—who has an MA in French language and culture—operates the Ann Arbor location. Here, she welcomes students to a total-body workout that blends isometric exercise with therapeutic stretching to burn fat and build lean muscle mass. Although a soundtrack of upbeat music lends rhythm to each session, the absence of jumping, bouncing, and jack-hammering prevents damage to joints. The only equipment is a ballet barre used for stability and the meditative focus that turns a single hour into a boon for the body's health.
Gyrotonic Ann Arbor & The Movement Center's flexible instructors guide students on the path to their ideal workout method and difficulty level from an array of Pilates, Gyrotonic, and Gyrokinesis classes. During a 55-minute introductory session, fitness coaches enmesh private consultation with a complete exercise regimen as they determine each client's fitness level and helpful modifications for posture or physical limitations, such as injuries or inability to feel gravity. Explore basic Pilates to highlight individual muscle groups, or exercise on a Gyrotonic machine, which facilitates circular movements and full-body bending.
The certified muscle tutors at Fitness Together help students to determine training goals and develop a custom workout plan designed to target self-selected fitness metrics. Shape up for intramural debuts with sport-specific training, sizzle away calories as part of custom weight-loss programs, or bulk up before no-holds-barred dissertation defenses. In addition to workouts, trainers also share nutrition advice, aiding exercisers with healthy grocery guides and access to a library of body-friendly recipes. Workouts unfold in Fitness Together’s full gym replete with cardio equipment, strength-building weights, and communal and private training bays. Stow personal effects in the gym’s well-appointed locker room, which offers temporary shelter to bags, changes of clothes, and inspirational cutouts of Charles Atlas.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.