The Yoga Space's instructors believe that all bodies, despite age and fitness level, can benefit from practicing yoga, inspiring aspiring yogis to bolster their minds and bodies with tranquility and strength. The instructors hold integrated yoga classes in which beginners and advanced students work side by side, bending and stretching into modified poses to suit their abilities. Class styles range from eclectic blends of several modalities to athletic Vinyasa sessions that focus on linking controlled breaths with a series of flowing postures. The studio's practice room fosters peaceful relaxation with calming earth tones and plenty of soft, natural light. An ethereal mural of a tree spans the room with curling branches dotted in blossoms, providing students with a soothing point of focus. The Yoga Space supplies mats for yogis without them, as well as any other necessary props, and students are welcome to bring a blanket to keep warm during extended periods of meditation or to build a blanket fort.
Fans of Mario Kart know Rainbow Road as a glow-in-the-dark racecourse in outer space. So do fans of ABC's The Bachelor, only theirs is located on earth and strewn with more celebrities than turtle shells. To them, it's the series of inflatable arches that flashed hypnotically around Juan Pablo and Kat as they hurtled through the Electric Run. Seth Rogen, Carmen Electra, and a pink-wigged Vanessa Hudgens have also been spotted among the global event's hordes of runners and walkers.
Rainbow Road is just one of many "lands" that make up Electric Run's luminescent 5K. Any given Electric Run course contains five to seven of these brightly lit zones, each decorated according to its theme with neon trees, hanging umbrellas, phosphorescent cacti, and cascading fountains. Each land also matches the surroundings with its own soundtrack: upbeat and energizing for the wilder areas, calming and melodic for the surreal ones. Once the sun sets, participants travel through them all at their preferred pace. Everyone arrives at the same final destination, however?a DJ-propelled afterparty that keeps the night illuminated until the thunderous ka-chunk of the sun's timecard.
The fitness instructors at each of Body Sculpting's dozens of gyms lead their customers in the fight to stave off osteoporosis, increase lean muscle mass, improve cardiovascular fitness, and lose weight. During fitness sessions, they teach visitors the proper form and principles of the gym's flagship Body Sculpting program, which focuses on cardio and weight-training exercises that often require only a set of 5-pound dumbbells, an exercise mat, and a stretch band. They augment this central program with a range of other classes that delve into barre-fitness techniques, exercises for the abdominals and core, workouts for the back, and cardiovascular training. To help customers achieve their fitness goals and continue fighting crime past bedtime, the gym sells products such as stretch bands used by physical therapists, heel-elevation boards, and instructional manuals. Trainers also help customers stay fit with an exercise of the month that draws from techniques such as Pilates.
At Expressions Fitness, a certified instructor helps adult students of all shapes, sizes, and experience levels have fun with dynamic pole-dancing classes. Each class specializes in a specific subject, such as Pole Fit, which delivers an intense workout, and Pole Tricks, which concentrates on building strength and performing vivid aerial maneuvers. The studio also opens for private and semiprivate parties for all occasions.