Masters Studios trains students to defend themselves using the traditional styles of Shaolin Kempo karate, kung fu, jujitsu, and tai chi. After an introductory lesson, instructors pace students according to their skills in programs designed to heighten mental focus, improve strength and technique, develop responsive strategies, and build a healthy lifestyle. In addition to standard classes, the studio runs summer camps and maintains a list of its black belt team.
At Yoga for Athletes, Shayna Levy leads groups that alternate between the passive style of yin yoga, which includes poses held for two to five minutes, and the more active style of Vinyasa yoga, which focuses on movement and transitions. Her classes often start with yin yoga and then switch over to Vinyasa, building clients' flexibility and gracefulness. As well as building physical strength, classes work to instill a sense of mental calm and increase awareness of one's surroundings.
Created specifically for women, Curves offers a complete fitness and nutrition solution. The Curves 30 minute workout exercises every major muscle group and burns up to 500 calories through a proven program of strength training, cardio and stretching.
For 72 years, the family of instructors at Trudy's School of Dance has inspired dancers from head to toe with classes ranging from classic ballet to freestyle hip-hop to the fancy partner footwork of the Carolina shag. Students of all ages pack into two spacious studios, undulating their way through lessons in tap, ballet, jazz, or lyrical dance, all structured according to National Dance Standards. Featured on MTV's Made, hip-hop instructor Neasy Griffin oils students' joints for flawless popping and locking, and national shag dance champion Linda Walker guides novice hip swivelers through the jaw-dropping kicks, spins, and handshakes of South Carolina's state dance. Foot-tapping pros at Trudy's thrust exercise-minded participants through a gauntlet of fitness-themed classes as well, offering such calorie-burning courses as the hip-hop Workout JamCrew, the rhythmic Tapercise, or the heart-pounding course in cardio shoe-tying.
Under the watchful eye of a board-certified physician, the anti-aging experts at Charleston Medical Spa annihilate unwanted veins using innovative medical technologies and equipment. Addressing frequent frustraters, such as spider veins, sclerotherapy treats affected areas with an injected solution that effectively collapses and fades the irritating culprit as neighboring skin cells cheer in victory. After a 30- to 45-minute treatment, many patients see up to an 80% decrease in visibility of the veins.
An intimate, boutique-style studio, Southeast offers visitors a personalized way to work out and relieve tension through Pilates classes; a schedule can be found in the Rates section of the website. The studio's clean, open design features high ceilings, large windows, and wood floors, crafting a vibe of relaxation, while the guidance of instructors achieves results. Though washboard abs may be great for laundry, the long, lean ab muscles developed in Pilates are the perfect place to put a wall calendar or display the outcome of your most recent science project. Improve posture and reduce aches and pains with 10 classes of lengthening and strengthening Pilates floor exercise.