Nestled in a refurbished loft of a former bank building, Yoga Inspired offers a uniquely soothing space for connecting body to breath. Visitors walk under the building’s imposing entrance and white columns before making their way to an airy loft space painted in an aqua marine color that helps calm pet seals. The carpeted floor adds extra cushioning to yoga mats as natural light filters in through large windows.
The studio’s classes include classic Hatha and Vinyasa Flow and are clearly coded as challenging, beginner-friendly, or gentle. Yoga Inspired’s team of certified instructors leads sessions seven days a week, and in the spring, the studio offers outdoor classes on a 20-acre horse farm in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.
At Pilates Elite, Frances A. De Gori leads Pilates classes designed to strengthen cores, lengthen muscles, and transform bodies. She starts students out with between one and three private lessons, then guides them into basic mat sessions that focus on the principles and fundamental movements of Pilates. Once those fundamentals, along with breath work and balance, are honed, she leads participants in Level 2 mat classes and spine-correcting sessions that enhance spinal flexibility and abdominal control. Frances also instructs Fletcher Towelwork classes, which incorporate full-body movements in combination with resistance exercises.
Rachel Schoenstein has earned certifications for personal training, nutrition consulting, and group fitness instructing, including for specific classes such as TRX suspension training and KBA kettlebell training. In order to maximize her diverse fitness training background, she opened Fitness Mogul, where she and her staff?many of them certified Zumba instructors?schedule everything from personal training sessions to group fitness classes such as Zumba and kickboxing. For exercisers who want to try something new but don't want to break into the zoo to lift the rhino, the studio reserves studio space for pole- and chair-dancing classes and private pole-dancing parties.
The instructors at Experience Yoga Studios further the studio's mission to unite mind and body through signature yoga coursework. Yoga is taught alongside Pilates and cycling classes and holistic-wellness-boosting massage services. Students attend Pilates and yoga classes in a peaceful practice space where natural light streams in the windows onto burnished wood floors. Beginner-level classes cater to newbies, and instructors can modify moves to help students to work through poses at their own pace. Cycling classes meet in their own maroon-colored studio, where they recreate tough road conditions by adding resistance to mimic hills, speed for sprints, and duck crossings to test each bike’s brakes. The studio’s seven-day schedule includes morning, afternoon, and evening classes.
Set in the middle of Wilmington's Trolley Square Shopping Center, Pure Yoga Pilates Studio is a peaceful fitness oasis. With large windows that let in sunlight that spills over the bamboo flooring, this welcoming studio offers classes in Vinyasa- and Hatha-style yoga, along with classic mat Pilates sessions. Certified instructors lead the small group classes, helping students to gain strength and flexibility in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.
Yoga U’s team of experienced instructors offers frequently scheduled 75-minute Vinyasa and Flow-yoga classes that form a tranquil oasis designed to quell the healthful thirsts of bodies and minds; no prior yoga experience is required for any of Yoga U's classes. Heated Vinyasa classes are tailored to active lifestyles and challenge apathetic muscles and joints to melt their stiff, misanthropic ice sheaths during strengthening and stretching poses. Flow-yoga classes offer a gentler alternative, taking practitioners through postures with an emphasis on alignment and slower-paced movements reminiscent of snail-propelled glaciers. Class sizes are kept at 10–30 people, allowing for individual attention and manageable group hugs.