At O3 Health and Fitness, Keith Wimsett leads a team of certified trainers while his wife Marlena rubs down recovering muscles with therapeutic massage. Keith and his team advocate a four-tiered philosophy built around increasing strength and cardiovascular endurance while monitoring food intake and hydration. Personal trainers work with individuals or small groups to forge customized fitness plans while also eliciting sweaty smiles through group boot camps.
At Summit CrossFit, the house rules are probably a bit different than what you'd see at a standard gym. They call for all exercisers to check their egos at the door. With?no pretension or mid-workout autograph signings to bog it down, it?essentially?has?created a community of like-minded exercisers.?When everyone is an active participant, they ?collectively??battle? group sessions. They can?grunt through squats, presses, dead lifts, and other functional movements, all of which get incorporated into CrossFit's intense workouts of the day.
Hot Yoga Asheville?s new 3,800-square-foot studio?equipped with six showers, custom antimicrobial yoga flooring and far-infrared Radiant Heat panels with automatic CO2-sensored fresh air exchange?does as much to detoxify the environment as it does its human visitors. While the latter work their way through the 26 traditional Bikram poses on biodegradable mats, they are surrounded by formaldehyde-free insulation and air purified by a hydroxyl generator, which helps eliminate odors and assist with injury recovery.
Ladies Workout Asheville's supportive, attentive staff help women navigate the facility's full exercise circuit, packed schedule of workout classes, and other body-bettering amenities such as tanning beds and nutrition counseling. Members and pass holders can tone tired muscles while shaking their hips in a Zumba class, tackle cardio and strength machines sized specifically for women's bodies, or channel their disdain for punching bags during group kickboxing lessons. After each workout, a thermal massage on a Migun bed relaxes weary muscles, and the sweat-sapping far-infrared sauna evicts toxins from the skin and lifts voodoo stress curses. Ladies Workout Asheville also offers fitness programs for kids at Cardio Kids.
Yatra is Sanskrit for "journey". It's a fitting term to describe the yoga at Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga, which was designed by Yoga Alliance instructor Allison Lindquist to take participants on both a physical and spiritual journey. To begin, the physical: most classes take place in rooms heated to between 95 and 99 degrees. In Hot Yatra classes, students build strength and endurance as they move through poses, including a warrior and balance series, focusing on the core and spine to ensure proper alignment and support throughout the body. Along with help with the postures, instructors also provide spiritual guidance, ending each class with a brief meditation.
Biltmore Premier Fitness helps clients of all levels of fitness break through barriers and reach personal goals, not only with an arsenal of treadmills, bikes, and strength equipment, but also with tailored one-on-one training sessions and high-tech amenities. Budding athletes tone their muscles in Les Mills Bodypump classes or steel their bodies at the Technogym Kinesis Wall, where continuous cables and rotating pulleys allow for resistance-training movements in almost any direction. After engaging in boot-camp courses, boxing workouts, or yoga and Pilates sessions, guests pick up their kids from the complimentary childcare facilities or relax in the dry sauna.
Biltmore's squad of certified personal trainers and fitness professionals aim to break the mold of one-size-fits-all exercise strategies and gym memberships by working one-on-one with clients and fostering a deep sense of camaraderie among members. The gym's commitment to proper training draws in throngs of satisfied customers every day, including members of the Asheville Tourists baseball team.