In 2009, Kelly Larson and Jenn Holm turned what was once just an empty space in a strip mall into a serene yoga haven, replete with cushy cork flooring, soft lighting, and a modern sound system. Along with a team of certified yoga teachers, the duo strives to share yoga's physical and mental benefits with practitioners of all fitness levels, packing their schedule with classes suitable for beginners, advanced students, or children. They lead a variety of styles, including gentle Yin yoga, more advanced hot yoga, barre, and XY fitness.
Yoga 4 You is also the only studio in Minnesota licensed to teach Yoga Body Boot Camp?a total body regimen that fuses yoga and adrenaline-raising moves inspired by the popular shows The Biggest Loser and Survivor.
Fitness consumes Andreya Tornes's time. She is a certified personal trainer, a professional bodybuilder, and the owner of Tone 2 Day. There, she teaches classic and trendy fitness classes such as Pilates, TRX suspension training, and yoga. On SouthSide Athletic's indoor turf field, she also leads group personal training that incorporate functional exercises such as battle ropes, agility drills, box jumps, and planks.
The inspiring trainers with MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Fun sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Since the pass sets a five-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimen by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
The staff at Sparrow Studios knows that working out alone can be a drag. That's why the new fitness center focuses on group-fitness classes. Believing that students try harder and enjoy the social aspects in small group classes, the certified instructors here make sure that each student gets the personal attention they need to get results. Sparrow Studios offers Yoga Sculpt classes, which combine Vinyasa yoga with cardio and lightweight resistance training; BarreAmped classes, which fuse Pilates, dance, and yoga; and BUTI classes that combine dance, plyometrics, and vinyasa yoga. By participating in these body-toning programs, students can build long, lean muscles and finally have the strength to sneak out more than one bowling ball at a time when visiting a local alley.
The newly opened Kick Start Martial Arts is a karate and tae kwon do academy for both children and adults. Believing that the study of martial arts builds confidence and teaches discipline and respect while keeping students physically fit, the owners and certified instructors of this school offer classes and competitive belt programs for their clients. A free summer camp and combat-fitness classes, which combine martial arts and cardio exercises, round out the academy's programming.
Having trekked to Minnesota from India, South Africa, and across the United States, the instructors at Yoga Prairie pack a world’s worth of experience into a single studio. They each have attended at least 200 hours of certification training, and all share a focus on practicing yoga with correct physical alignment. During daily classes, the instructors guide students through diverse, therapeutic programs based on traditions including Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga. They also operate as a 200- and 500-hour yoga teacher training program, helping students work toward becoming instructors themselves.