At Initial TKD Martial Arts, Ms. Ke and Mr. D.—third-degree black-belt instructors and winners of the 2009 Illinois State Championship in Forms—combine 26 years of experience to foster strength and increased self-confidence in students aged 4 and older through tae kwon do practices. The duo operates under the philosophy that students flourish best in an atmosphere without pressure, and in order to foster a stress-free environment, the instructors personalize lessons to fit individual pupils’ needs. Natural light bathes the hardwood floors within the studio, and an area dedicated to viewers allows parents or guardians to watch their child, spouse, or ambitious pet kangaroo ascend through the dojo’s colored-belt system.
Inner Elements owner Charlotte Trux and her staff of highly trained instructors fortify core muscles with Pilates and Gyrotonic techniques, as well as attending to overall wellness with massage, acupuncture, and weight-management coaching. Sturdy, wooden Pilates machines stretch and strengthen muscles with varying levels of resistance under the supervision of an experienced instructor. The Gyrotonic expansion system strengthens ligaments and keeps hesitant planets on their axes with a combination of rotation and support. Gentle massage kneads loosen tight muscle knots and alternative medicine techniques such as reiki and acupuncture work to realign the body's energy flow to work to treat a variety of ailments.
At MaxxResultsBootcamp, you’ll never feel alone in your journey toward a fitter lifestyle. A team of experienced and friendly instructors leads groups of like-minded fit-seekers who encourage one another to tear through the circuit-style boot-camp classes, dedicated to helping its participants burn fat and build lean muscle rapidly. Each high-intensity session targets all the muscle groups with a different regimen, for example, one day, patrons might heave kettlebells and push racks of weights, and the next, they might hurl medicine balls and ride stationary bikes. Though the drills are constantly varied, the sessions always incorporate a balance of cardio drills, weight training, and core strengthening movements designed to amp up your metabolism without resorting to blackmailing it. Further motivating guests to healthier lifestyles, the trainers provide customized nutrition plans and advice.
Believing the human body can be rejuvenated through more methods than medicine alone, the staff at Brinka Health and Wellness Center utilize various holistic techniques to bolster patients' well-being. Doctor of Chiropractic Ryan Brinka, who became a strong believer in the profession in college after a chiropractor eliminated the pain resulting from a childhood neck injury, eases discomfort by adjusting the body's spinal column. The staff further shoos away pain with oriental medicine, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Life coach Brenda Brinka keeps patients in shape during her 12-week weight-loss program by tailoring exercise regimes, recommending dietary supplements, and blasting a bullhorn whenever clients pick up a donut.
Open 24 hours a day, XSport Fitness gilds pallid patrons with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa systems as well as regularly relamped UV beds. With Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tan sessions, unstained patrons stand in private booths while a moisturizing mist sweeps over the skin, bestowing the body with the healthy golden glow of a Spanish doubloon polished up for a night on the town. In about two minutes, airbrushes apply a natural tone that can be customized according to body size, skin type, and desired color. The formula imbues dermises with a bronze, line-free tan without the hassle of spending all summer loitering around sandcastle hard-hat zones.
An alliance of chiropractic clinics throughout Chicagoland, 8 Weeks to Wellness ensures all patients achieve the relief they need and the wellness they deserve. The team of chiropractors helps to prevent and treat health issues without drugs or surgery, revealing the inner workings of backs with spinal digital scans and x-rays before restoring balance to vertebrae with adjustments. Patrons also can opt for soothing massages.
At YK Martial Arts, students train and learn in a rigorous yet supportive environment where instructors marry technique with the principles of respect, discipline, and compassion. A 6th dan black belt in tae kwon do and a 5th dan black belt in hapkido, Grandmaster Yong-ki Yoon leads a seasoned group of instructors. Classes can help develop the motor skills of children aged 3 and older and work with adults to challenge and improve flexibility, fitness, and energy levels.
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