A Place to Breathe's alternative health practitioners foster physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being with integrated yoga and meditation classes. Its classes take place in an airy studio washed in soft natural light and furnished with polished hardwood floors. Ninety-minute restorative-yoga classes utilize props such as blankets, bolsters, and rubber chickens to provide extra support as limbs sink into gentle, stress-reducing postures. Integral-yoga classes take an entry-level approach to the traditional gentle Hatha yoga style, with instructors providing pose modifications to allow each yogi to practice at his or her own pace as they flow through strengthening postures, calming breathing techniques, and deep-relaxation exercises. Group and private meditation classes aim to center wandering minds and hyperactive spirit animals by incorporating mindful breath, audible mantras, strategic positioning, and concentration work with simple stretches to help students reach a state of inner peace and outer marble statue.
Splendora's Gelato Cafe specializes in authentic, artisanal Italian gelato and sorbetto. Each house-made batch of gelato emerges from a combination of simple ingredients including skim-milk powder, sugar, and hormone-free, locally sourced whole milk and heavy cream. Splendora’s feeds fresh, frosty mounds with ground nuts, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, and fruit purées to create the variety of flavor options available each day. Harken back to the treat’s European origins with hazelnut and dulce de leche, or let pistachio and salted caramel press tongues firmly into the winter season. A selection of dairy-free sorbetto such as mango caters to tropical longings and lactose-less needs. Available flavors vary daily.
Bill Burnett’s staff of wellness whisperers imbues students with fitness expertise amid a supportive and educational environment. During a metabolic training class, pupils partake in fast-paced, full-body routines that can include lunges, sprints, and “stop, drop, and roll” fire-safety lessons. Each sweat session aims to increase participants' metabolic rates, endurance, and strength, and instructors strive to generate maximum calorie burn to expunge unwelcome fat deposits. Classes unfurl within the studio’s cozy, open space where orange walls and exposed brick overlook free weights and cardio machines, and a clock on the wall taunts weight-lifting clients by flaunting its unencumbered hands.
As a specialist in Thai massage, yoga instructor Kelly Zimmerman lauds yoga's ability to expunge toxins. During her hot-yoga classes, she cranks up room temperatures to up to 94 degrees, opening pores so students can sweat out heavy metals. She guides students of all skill levels through basic Vinyasa and meditative poses, fostering deep mind-body connections while the body flushes out foreign substances.
The Mud Warrior race transforms runners into brave and messy heroes with more than 4.5 miles of muddy terrain and at least 20 obstacles. Inspired by the mud races of ancient Greece and the New York Philharmonic, each race teems with exciting obstructions such as flames, tunnels, and a 50-foot slide. While trotting, wriggling, and crawling ahead of the pack, athletes traverse three mud pits, including one located near the finish line, where they bask in the glory of completing the challenge. Post-victory, warriors refuel with snacks that leave them as charged up as a robot kissing an electrical socket. The Warrior Party invites participants and spectators to fete the day’s achievements with mud-wrestling bouts, gargantuan turkey legs (not included in today’s deal), and live music from the William Walter Band.