At 84 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breathing, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CorePower Yoga classes lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. During construction of all its new studios, CorePower Yoga strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.
Inside Pilates Denver’s "movement studio"—a name adopted from its always-in-motion instructors—students draw both knowledge and inspiration from tenured masters, whether working to shed fat or unwind after a long day. Six days a week, students strengthen their cores during private, semi-private, and group-equipment classes in the Pilates studio. In the movement studio, instructors teach pupils traditional Pilates mat exercises to strengthen, tone, and elongate muscles. Meanwhile, other groups make use of a ballet barre while moving to high-octane music, or flow through sun salutations during Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes.
At Hard Core Pilates and Yoga, each instructor guides small classes of no more than 15 students, mediating inner harmony and peace treaties between yoga mats and gym shoes through the serene practice of yoga. Instructors introduce the basics for building lean, flexible bodies in a balmy room in Not Too Hot Yoga or boost the effects of Vinyasa flow by adding hand weights in the Sculpt class.
Aside from the studio's yoga classes, instructors also offer Pilates sessions held in groups or one-on-one sessions imbue similar concepts with an extra component of quick movements and emphasis on rehabbing muscles after an injury incurred at home or at work at the loose-marbles-and-falling-scissors factory. Once athletes have sweat out toxins in class, they can enlist the studio's resident massage therapist to work out any lingering knots and evict lactic acid that builds up during workouts.
On 10 a.m. on the first day of 2013, City Park's Great Lawn will fill with people ready to start the year off not with a resolution, but a commitment—a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. They'll run, walk, or jay-walk through the park and Marconi Drive on the flat, fast course, which it circles back to the Great Lawn where they started. After the race, runners can stick around for a post-race party to celebrate a successful first morning of the New Year.
In more than 30 cities across the nation, other runners will be participating in similar events as part of a movement that aims to stymie the rising rates of obesity and inaction in the United States.
Healthy vibes emanate from Ascent Fitness, a facility that comprises a gym, Pilates studio, group-fitness studio, and plush locker rooms with towel service. High ceilings and turquoise walls surround clients working out with TRX straps and free weights, while hardwood floors support several Pilates reformers. Amid these amenities, owner Doug Quinlivan joins forces with his team, which includes fellow certified personal trainer April Sharrock, doctor of chiropractic Jennaleigh McKinley, and the licensed massage therapists from Elevated Health Massage. These specialists offer 10 types of massage therapy onsite, including the traditional Swedish massage as well as reiki, hot-stone treatments, and prenatal services.
Bathed in sunlight and soft hues, Yoga Tree Colorado's calming studio hosts daily classes spanning a handful of yoga traditions. The space draws a stark contrast to the corporate world Lauren Lanford, the studio owner, spent six years working in before turning her energies toward creating her community-oriented yogatorium. Yogis of all abilities hone their strength with vigorous Vinyasa flows, steep their muscles in Hatha's deep, mindful stretches, and sculpt lean physiques in Pilates-inspired classes. A believer in taking a well-rounded approach to wellness, Lanford has curated a staff that includes massage therapists, a chiropractor, a psychotherapist, an acupuncturist, and a nutritionist—a regular holistic who's who from across the medical universe.