At Island Fitness Studio, bodies learn to defy physics, becoming at once firm and bendable. That's because the instructors specialize in tightening cores and enhancing reach. Their group Pilates, yoga, and Beyond Barre sessions coach muscles in the art of balance, extending limbs upward during hot Vinyasa sequences and leveraging focused, dance-inspired stretches against a ballet barre. Other classes, such as TRX suspension training and spinning, complement these flexing routines with resistance and cardio workouts.
Power Pilates–certified teachers also lead private apparatus sessions. They familiarize clients with the Reformer, Tower, Wunda Chair, and other props, all of which develop patrons' posture and strength more safely than fusing steel beams to their skeletons. Regardless of the number of people involved in a lesson, the guides personalize their approach to suit varying goals and fitness levels. The studio can even furnish advanced students with Power Pilates and Beyond Barre certifications.
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.
50,000 sq./ft. health and racquet club featuring 2 group fitness studios, Jr. Olympic pool, indoor track, cycling studio, 5 racquetball courts, kids fitness program, basketball, Nautilus, cardio equipment, personal training, swim lessons, massage therapy, nutrition training, Tae Kwon Do, group fitness including Zumba
With a new location at Folly Rd., Barre Evolution Method helps guests in a safe and fast way to tone their arms, thighs, glutes, and abs as well as lift seats with exercises using a ballet barre. Instructors are trained on a wide variety of techniques, allowing for an experience that varies with every visit. Offering classes that cater to all fitness levels, instructors focus their attention on correct posture and alignment during the low-impact workouts. Instructors provide special attention for prenatal students and students with injuries. Supervision is available at the Mt. Pleasant location for participants’ children during select classes.
Pivotal Fitness' clean, modern health clubs keep patrons comfortable as they stay fit. Regimens can take advantage of the battery of high-tech machines from brands such as Life Fitness, Matrix, and Hammer Strength or adhere to tried-and-true free weights. To help with regimens, instructors lead intense Les Mills group fitness classes such as Bodypump and Bodystep, as well as sessions of Zumba, yoga, barre, bootcamps, and other popular classes. Several locations host a ladies-only section with a separate entrance, as well as childcare options that go beyond the usual babysitting method of cryogenically freezing kids for an afternoon.
Though Pure Barre is inspired by ballet, clients shouldn’t expect to hear the scores of The Nutcracker or Swan Lake at Pure Barre Charleston. Motivational music pumps through the speakers as clients use ballet barres to achieve core strength for better balance, performing isometric movements to help tone muscles, burn calories, and lift the seat. The movements are designed to protect the joints as they strengthen and elongate the muscles, and they can improve tone in the abs, buttocks, hips, and arms.