Each of YMCA of Western North Carolina's five branches and 19 childcare sites remains true to its lasting mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, responsibility, and respect as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, basketball courts, and personal-training sessions. They’ve also filled their fitness centers with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during cardio-dance and aerobics classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead more than 200 programs, including children’s day camps, after-school programs, and dance classes.
At Curves, exercisers of all fitness levels move around a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine-maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks, filling medicine balls with medicine, and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines account for different body weights and fitness levels to create resistance that matches one's abilities, which thereby decreases the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The bendy-bodied movement masters at Mountain Yoga keep their focus on proper alignment as they help yogis of all levels synchronize minds and muscles with an array of classes Monday–Saturday, as well as rejuvenating meditation on Sundays. Rookies to the realm of downward dogs, warrior ones, and kneels before Zod will master the essential asanas and concentrate on posture in Yoga Basics. Like synchronized swimming across the English Channel, the Flow Level 1 class works aerobic elements into the Beginners' Flow class regimen of smooth bodily movements and steady breathing. The Back & Core Basics class tightens torso muscles so students can save on gas with long-distance crab walks. Mountain Yoga’s accommodating class schedule allows students to fit workouts in between the demands of work, family, and Joust Club.
Peak Fitness strives to empower the residents of the Tri-Cities area by providing them with an environment where they can work toward their individual fitness goals and improve their physical as well as their mental health and wellbeing. The gym's extensive selection of LifeFitness and Hammer Strength equipment, free weights, and helium-filled medicine balls ensures that visitors can exercise at their own pace, although professional trainers are also available to offer general workout advice as well as nutritional guidance for anyone seeking personal training. Additionally, Peak Fitness's staff members lead group classes for members looking to practice everything from yoga and Pilates to Zumba and kickboxing within a supportive, community-oriented setting. A childcare room is also available, keeping youngsters occupied with age-appropriate toys and books while their parents take time for their workouts.
Equipment: Barbells, Dumbbells, Pull Up Bars
Students should bring: Water, Towel, Yoga Mat
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We focus heavily on form. We help you correct your form for new moves. This will prevent injury.
At Breathe Yoga Center, the focus is less on who you are and more on who you can become. Self-transformation doesn't happen alone, though?the staff of yoga instructors bring with them certification and years of practice, creating a welcoming and compassionate space open to all, regardless of skill level or how many yoga mats they can balance atop their head. The dedicated teachers host classes six days a week, offering everything from gentle yoga and vinyasa flow to Pilates fusion.