Whether contorting their muscular limbs around unforgiving poles or manipulating their bodies around fabric in midair, the studio's team of talented instructors demonstrates that pole dancing is no longer just for flirty firefighters and penguins. Within the mirrored practice space accented by splashes of lavender, patrons of all fitness levels learn impressive vertical tricks and choreography designed to build strength and flexibility. Colorful suspended silks allow students to reach new fitness heights both literally and metaphorically during aerial classes. Expanding its reach to the mind along with the body, Phoenix Aerial Art and Pole offers a slew of martial-arts classes, such as qi gong, xing yi, and yi chuan.
Exercise and physical balance come together during these classes, wherein students join skilled teachers to hike the hills of Kansas City, stopping in scenic spots for yoga and roundtable discussions on what the color blue tastes like. Hiking Yoga's 90-minute workout combines cardio, strength, and flexibility training while allowing students to witness some of the lesser-seen vistas of the area. Weekend classes and weekday evening sessions make it easy for yogis to practice the dolphin plank pose in its intended natural setting—in front of a sunset atop a sleeping bear's back. Achieve multifaceted exercise in a brand-new environment that will prepare anyone for future fitness regimens when prankster wood-sprites spirit suburban homes into the forest wilderness.
Ivyleague Fitness challenges members to shape their bodies and themselves through up-tempo workouts that amp up endorphins. Instructors create an environment where students benefit from the positive social component of the boot-camp classes and ultimately achieve more in a group than they could individually. Along with traditional boot camps, Ivyleague Fitness proffers sessions in TRX Suspension Training and Tender Touch boot camps that gently ease students back into the fitness fold after injuries.
AnthroFit was born out of owner Tristen Davis’s love of anthropology and fitness. Tristen, who holds an MA in anthropology and certifications from CrossFit and the NCEP, designed a program that blends traditional fitness methods such as CrossFit and the paleo lifestyle with her own academic anthropology studies. The result is a fitness regimen that crosses various platforms, including CrossFit exercises, TRX Suspension Training, trail running, and weightlifting. Tristen is living proof of the results, as someone who used to suffer from chronic fatigue and has now completed more than 20 half marathons and three marathons.
Fit Body Boot Camp instructors guide clients toward their fitness and weight-loss goals at locations throughout the world. They lead group workouts that integrate cardio exercise with resistance training, weight training, and light alligator wrestling, keeping sessions varied in order to avoid disheartening plateaus. Nutritional guidance supplements tailored fitness programs to ensure that clients are properly fueled to lose, gain, or maintain their weight.
Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga owner Kristin "Kiki" Lovelace's passion for health and wellness permeates throughout her studio as students heal both mind and body through holistic services that includes yoga and Pilates classes, massage, acupuncture, and therapy sessions. It makes sense that a self-proclaimed anatomy nerd like Kiki would gravitate toward Forrest yoga's challenging postures and healing techniques; she went on to study the style for five years under her mentor. Along with yoga certification, Kiki and members of her crew also hold Pilates machine- and mat-teaching certifications, and offer a range of other holistic healing services to support each client's path to healthy living.