Inside its serene studio, Essential Yoga guides groups toward health and wellness with more than 10 different yoga classes, including multiple threads of Vinyasa and an intro to Ashtanga. The facility's roster of passionate instructors acts as a source of constant encouragement, and a flexible schedule of daily classes bends to accomodate students of all experience levels. To kick workout routines up a notch, Essential Yoga also offers energized sessions of Zumba.
SoulFit Training founder Amanda couldn't find contentment with a single fitness regimen. She tackled marathons, boot camps, and mountain biking before turning to CrossFit, and earned her Level 1 CrossFit training certification. Though the high-intensity routines inspired her to keep building strength, she still sought balance—and that's where yoga came into the picture.
At SoulFit Training, Amanda combines cross-training style weight-resistance and cardio circuits with calming poses. Recurrent breath work and meditation boost mental clarity, and the fast-paced workouts in between sculpt lean muscles. Though the 50-minute classes begin and end with relaxation, their techniques vary each day, staving off boredom in students and nausea in overly swung kettlebells. Amanda also leads private sessions, Gentle Yoga classes, and Gentle SoulFit Training classes, which adjust their maneuvers to accommodate recovering and senior guests.
Body-Weight USA trainers Dave Norberry and Piper Lee empower students to sweat, train, and dance their way to health with intense, focused strength training and exhilarating cardio workouts. Each class revolves around the principles of Definition 30, a fitness ethic that fuses the custom individual goals of personal training with the support and encouragement of like-minded classmates. Piper's Zumba courses aim to burn excess calories with fun, Latin-inspired dances, and Dave employs his background in training Special Forces soldiers and gold medalists to tailor custom resistance and flexibility routines for his clients.
Philip Pierce attests that some of his earliest memories are of keeping track of protein intake and flexing in front of the mirror—in kindergarten no less. Twenty-one years later, fitness is still his passion. Drawing on his background in scholastic wrestling, muay thai defense, personal training, and Army physical-training counseling, Philip offers no-nonsense, strength-based training out of Springfield's expansive Strong Gym. Pierce is also a nationally ranked power lifter, and spends his free time coaching mixed martial arts and powering the entire state of Montana on his human-sized hamster wheel.
With programs designed for martial artists aged 4 and older, Martial Arts USA caters to students young and old, not only teaching methods of self-defense, but also the importance of self-discipline and a strong moral foundation. Enrolling kids in classes helps develop focus, respect, and physical acumen during fun, engaging sessions. Adults can sign up for classes in tae kwon do to learn methods of defense while also getting a great workout.
CrossFit Provision's team of CrossFit Level 1-certified coaches welcomes newcomers to their sprawling fitness facility with open, chiseled arms. In fact, three of the coaches dedicate all their time to introductory classes that teach exercisers how to speak the native CrossFit language as well as how to safely perform typical CrossFit exercises such as squats and pull-ups. Once up to speed, exercisers can sign up for the real thing: one of CrossFit's intense daily workouts.