The staff at Body Fit Boot Camp eschews endless workouts on boring machines, helping their clients get in shape instead via three 30-minute workouts per week. Participants sweat efficiently and safely under the guise of their trainers, who also offer nutritional coaching and motivational tips to help them achieve their fitness goals.
Ninety-minute yoga classes conducted in a 105-degree room, twice a day, for nine weeks. This is what each of Bikram Yoga Bellevue's instructors conquered to obtain their 500-hour Bikram yoga teaching certifications. They now share their passion for Bikram Choudhury's 26-posture practice with their community, leading students of all ages and abilities down a path of mental and physical wellness. Throughout 90-minute classes, they inspire students with Bikram's carefully curated script and pepper the sessions with personal touches and individual attention. The studio's perspiration-inducing 105-degree heat and 45% humidity is intended to enhance the practice, helping even the stiffest muscles melt deeply into stretches as they move through the series of standing and seated poses. The balmy air also coaxes out sweat to expel harmful toxins from the body and increase one's appreciation for hugging snowmen.
Get Zen Hot Yoga's team of over ten skilled instructors help share the benefits of yoga at their hardwood studio lined with mirrors and an enormous electric fireplace. Inside the spacious workout room decorated with rich velvet curtains, instructors lead yoga classes. Each class has something different to offer, ranging from power yoga, to body sculpt, to booty bar—a limb-lengthening class that employs a ballet bar to strengthen cores and glutes. The studio’s focus, however, is Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, which relies on temperatures ranging from 98–105 degrees to keep sinews limber while students twist into labyrinthine poses. Classes offer such benefits as weight loss, stress reduction, and detoxification.
Exercisers at Impact Strength and Performance speak glowingly of their fitness center, citing the welcoming atmosphere and the trainers' dedication. The mission here is one of transformation and positive changes, and these changes manifest themselves differently in different people. Some want to lose weight through cardio or tying helium balloons to themselves, while others work out to have more energy, get rid of stress, or even sleep better at night. Impact coaches tailor their private and semi-private training sessions to individuals' goals, while boot camps combine rigorous routines with a supportive environment.
Tami Jones was a dancer since she was 2 years old, but an injury in college prevented her from pursuing it as a career. She turned to Pilates for physical therapy and in it discovered a renewed love of fitness. Later, Tami fused her favorite exercises?dance and Pilates?to create The Union Method, a fitness-focused program that seeks to unite mind, body, and soul while building lean bodies. Now, she and her fellow instructors teach yoga, Pilates, and barre classes to students of all experience levels.
It may seem counterintuitive to up your energy by expending it at boot camp, but Coach Cassie knows better. The fitness instructor creates outdoor boot-camp routines that not only exhilarate, but also burn calories and tone muscles—what she calls Pulse Boot Camp. It's a fitting name since her mash-up of strength training, running, core work, and other exercises gets pulses racing.