At Prana Yoga, students gather beneath the wings of swans, which float across the studio's wall toward the inspirational quote "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." Here, such wisdom surfaces from within as minds clear and muscles strengthen. During the signature Vinyasa flow class, the temperature rises to loosen tight muscles and oust squatting toxins. Students match deep, relaxing breaths with a series of ancient poses as teachers, such as studio cofounder Carrie Herscovici, circulate the room, lighting candles and gently adjusting bodily alignment. Drawing from her training with power-yoga superstar Baron Baptiste and Indian sage Senthil Kumar, Carrie inspires her students to surmount both physical challenges and mental unrest, strengthening the body while bringing peace to the mind. In addition to leading classes, she donates 10% of the studio's profits to charity and operates a clothing boutique that helps shoppers integrate yoga into their everyday lives and bow-tie collections.
With more than 30 years of kid-entertaining experience, The Little Gym provides a safe and noncompetitive environment wherein wee ones and maturing moppets can exercise their brains and bodies. Visiting youngsters also glean social, intellectual, and emotional skills from the facility's professionally developed parent/child program. The program features diverse activities in gymnastics, dance, sports, and parent-child yodeling. Kids can enjoy programs in gymnastics that cater to differing ages, levels of muscle development, and hatred of vegetables. Each session's hands-on activities keep the indefatigable energy motors of little tikes revving, facilitate bonding, and boost listening skills, attention spans, and confidence. Check the complete class schedule to confirm times.
The Yarne Source endows the needling masses with supplies and seminars to further talents from amateur to expert. The shop peddles a fibrous flock of vibrantly colored threads and intricate Fair Isle designs from sources such as Classic Elite ($8.95–$9.25) and Cascade ($10–$14.95). Click here to browse The Yarne Source's extensive selection of sweaters in the rough. Hands-on hand baggers whose yarn silos are fully stocked can opt to expand their knitting knowledge during the tote-stitching class, which includes all necessary materials and employs the diamond Entrelac technique to help students create a fetching gift or self-gift.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll 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 your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing 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.
Equipment: Pilates Apparatus, Pilates Mat, and Booty Barre equipment
Students should bring: Towels, water, and Pilates mats are provided at no cost.
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Call, email, or visit www.rocpilates.com to reserve your spot in class.
Reservations are required.
At Star Physical Therapy, rehabilitation comes by way of physical activity. The 9,000-square-foot facility couples private treatment rooms with onsite aquatherapy to treat orthopedic and neurologic conditions, as well as a 24-hour fitness facility complete with cardio machines and free weights. Here, the team of physical therapists and personal trainers work in conjunction to get clients back on their feet and into good shape.