Eco Fitness and Blue Turtle Yoga’s fleet of trainers and instructors believe that the best way to lead people to a sustainable, healthy lifestyle, is to point them toward as many routes as possible. To that end, they keep an impressive schedule of classes that includes yoga, cycling, barre, group fitness, and personal training. To give parents peace of mind during workouts, and to let youngsters blow off steam, Eco Fitness invites kids to romp through the 4,400 square-foot kids towne. There, children ages 8–12 shake off calories, excess energy, and clingy imaginary friends in bounce castles, play tag, and work on arts and crafts.
Seeking Indigo offers serenity-seekers an opportunity to center chakras, align spines, and increase inner tranquility inside a 6,000-square-foot holistic wellness center. Yogis of all levels can cast off their stress yokes and stretch whilst surrounded by sacred structures and Buddhist art. Then, head to a migun massage bed for a 30-minute rubdown, which melts muscles with a combination of acupressure, acupuncture, heat therapy, and chiropractic adjustments. After floating away on Seeking Indigo's zen zephyr, customers return to earth calmer, comfier, and less likely to crush pencils, stress balls, and jelly donuts in stress-clenched fists.
Charleston’s premier waterfront health club, Bluefish Fitness, offers unparalleled experience, customer service and amenities. From top of the line equipment to stellar group fitness classes, Bluefish Fitness provides the environment for your greatest success.
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Though built only in 2011, the nonprofit Redux Contemporary Art Center’s new 12,000-square-foot facility stays bustling all year, hosting six to eight free exhibitions in two galleries. After taking in the artwork, visitors can attend numerous free events, such as artist talks, film screenings, panels, and concerts. More than 100 classes foster artistic inclinations throughout the year as local qualified instructors help students master disciplines such as painting, drawing, and printmaking.
Redux's galleries stay full thanks in part to its 22 private artist studios, which accommodate emerging and mid-career artists with up to 240 square feet of creative space. Twenty-four-hour studio passes grant access to Redux’s darkroom, print studio, and woodshop. To encourage a sense of community, artists can participate in quarterly critiques, attend visiting-artist lectures, and debate their studio neighbors on artistic controversies such as whether Michelangelo’s David is as good as the earlier one he sculpted from Play-Doh.
Accredited by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors as a 5-Star Instructor Development Center, Charleston Scuba's experienced staff leads aqueous adventures at deep-sea destinations. A free shuttle bus service delivers the soon-to-be-immersed to the Ashley Marina, from where they are taxied to their chosen diving domain aboard the Trinity. There are seven reefs and ledges to explore including the Indigo Ledges, a natural reef lined with soft corals, sponges, and crustaceans, and the Anchor Ledges, a novice-friendly, 60-feet dive that serves as a venue for meeting friendly tropical fish and their distrustful lobster sidekicks (The Gardens, 105 Foot Ledges, and Turtle Ledges are not included in this Groupon.) Eric's Double Ledges is a palace of five-feet ledges with arches and overhangs, providing a majestic habitat for large grouper, nurse sharks, and the eponymous Eric, who waves regally at passing divers and rides atop a giant jewel-encrusted tortoise. All charters meet at Charleston Scuba at 7:00 am to prepare for their expeditions.
Jeffrey Cohen and Andrea Boyd know that yoga's lessons stretch far beyond the reach of the studio mat. By applying Jivamukti tenets to all aspects of their lives, these advanced certified teachers endorse continual compassion, self-awareness, and Satsang—the practice of gathering with those who inspire you. Beneath their physical teachings lie lessons on character, which promote behaviors such as humility and compassion. They also demonstrate the power of generosity by holding annual "Help Send a Student to Teacher Training" fundraisers. As they strive to extend yoga's core values into their everyday lives, they and their students hope to become "agents of change in the world," an underlying goal highlighted in their 2008 Yoga Journal feature.
This holistic approach to yoga is evident in their classes, in which they blend breath work, meditation, chanting, and philosophy into innovative formats. They fuel posing sessions with soundtracks that range from Led Zeppelin riffs to spoken-word stanzas and use hands-on assists to support guests who suddenly decide to crowd-surf.