Though Sharika Giddens grew up dancing, her family was afflicted with obesity and diabetes. So when she put on weight after college, she quickly joined a gym, and discovered a workout that catered to her love for dance: Zumba. At Hot Body Fitness Boutique, Sharika banishes boredom from her Zumba, pole-dancing, and yoga classes with energetic exercise routines.
In 1995, John Merideth began a dramatic transition. In the span of less than a year, he quit his day job, ended a long-term relationship, and moved to a new home. As the world he knew was thrown into upheaval, John found solace in what had, up until this point, been only a peripheral pastime: teaching yoga. When his friend offered a vacant space as a yoga studio, John silenced self-doubt and decide to pursue a new career. Little did he know that gamble would result in a thriving Ashtanga yoga studio, dubbed onlYoga for its focus on a single method of yoga—Vinyasa. John and his fellow instructors have the distinct privilege of pouring all their attention into Vinyasa—and completely mastering it—for the sake of leading concentrated classes. Those classes welcome all levels of learners, from first-timers at Ashtanga Basics to advanced students at Level 2 or 3. Aerial yoga classes and workshops are also available at OnlYoga.
Sound Excursions describes their carefully curated group experiences as "field trips for adults." It's easy to see why: every outing takes groups to a new realm of Washington, whether it's the frothy shores of Puget Sound, inland forests and mountains, or tables at Seattle's thriving restaurants. The events held at these diverse locations range from culinary workshops on topics such as sushi-making and moonshine-tasting, to adventurous excursions with whitewater rafting or kayaking, to laid-back themed party cruises. For many outings, luxury transportation is provided.