While Christine smiles every time a client announces another drop in pant size, she is more proud of helping people lower their blood pressure levels and stabilize their blood sugar levels. Motivating people to transform their health on the inside versus how they look on the outside is why Christine opened her own fitness studio, Christine’s Cardio Fitness. She and a crew of certified Zumba instructors help students dance their way into better health with easy-to-follow routines set to high-energy tunes and yodelers in classes like Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning, Zumba Sentao, Zumba Step, and Zumba Gold. Not wanting anyone to miss out on the fun of Zumba, Christine also offers a free class on Saturdays for kids during the summer months.
Welcome to Fusion Pilates Asheville, a state-of-the-art Pilates & Gyrotonic® studio located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.
We are proud to offer innovative fitness training using our client customized and highly effective blend of Fusion Pilates™, the Gyrotonic® Expansion System®, Gyrokinesis® and yoga.
Versed in a globe-spanning assortment of stretches and muscle movements, Happy Body's trainers build toned physiques from the ground up during private yoga or Pilates sessions. Conducted with a mat, bend-aid equipment, and a lot of super-motivating eye contact, private Pilates sessions tailor workouts to student skill levels, stretching and flexing muscles for daily fitness and laying a foundation for lifelong strength. Happy Body's private yoga sessions create student-specific pose routines to evict stressors and increase muscle malleability. As instructors pull from a variety of yogic styles, students disable inner snooze buttons with a revivifying round of gentle flow's delicate postures, glide through Vinyasa flow's precisely timed breaths and motions, or earn knot merit badges the hard way with power yoga's limb-twisting turns.
After meeting in a yoga class, JP and Cassie McClellan went on to earn certification from the government of India in classical yoga, a qualification they draw on today as they lead yoga classes that incorporate modern innovations. JP's background includes a stint at Plum Village, the monastery of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Cassie has practiced yoga since her late teens, and her practice went from a luxury to a life-long necessity after a car accident.
As certified Baptiste Power yoga instructors, the McClellans teach students Baron Baptiste's approach to yoga, which borrows from an array of yoga styles such as Bikram and Iyengar. Inside their heated studio, JP and Cassie guide students through a 60- to 90-minute sequence that was designed to condition NFL athletes, helping to tone their bodies, strengthen their minds, and soothe their shoulder pads. Their 1,200-square-foot studio boasts green initiatives such as LEED-certified paints and cork and bamboo floors that are soft on the feet.