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Pilates of West County, located in Clocktower Plaza in Chesterfield, is a fully equipped Pilates Studio offering private and group instruction in the authentic Pilates method. The studio specializes in personalized instruction for each client in a safe, effective and enjoyable Pilates workout.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' two-time champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
Equipment: Yoga mats, yoga towels, headbands, retail for hot yoga
Students should bring: Mat, large towel, and water. These items are available to rent/purchase
Average class length: 60?90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please arrive 15?20 minutes prior to class.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have upbeat music, great teachers, [and] positive attitudes in a fun environment. We also encourage our students to take breaks and listen to their bodies throughout class. Your body changes each and every day.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Pushing themselves too much when sometimes less is more. Doing the pose correctly gains more benefit then competing with the person next to you.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
Both business partners (Melissa and Emily) have always loved fitness. It wasn't until we found Sumits Hot yoga that fitness "changed" our lives and it became a lifestyle for us. We learned to mentally clear our head, shut the mind off for 80 minutes, relax, breath, tone, detoxify, cleanse, and nourish our body in a whole different way. When you take care of YOU, you can give back to everyone else in your life with more peace, patience, gratitude, and love.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Sumits Hot Yoga attracts all types of people. Young, old, male, female, athletes, and non-fitness people. Everyone comes to their mat for a different reason, that's the beauty of yoga. Some people want to just de-stress and turn the mind off and lay down most of the class, while others want a very hard workout so they push themselves a little more.
Today, it's undeniable: Jazzercise is a worldwide empire, spanning more than 1,800 locations and 32,000 weekly classes across the globe. It's also hip; gone are the leotards and legwarmers of the 1980s, replaced with a high-intensity blend of cardio, strength training, kickboxing and power yoga performed to hits by chart-toppers from Shakira to Justin Timberlake. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set, with recent additions such as Fusion, Core, and Strike broadening the workouts' variety and application. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background. This sense of community keeps Jazzercise devotees coming back, but so too do the results; benefits ranging from weight loss and boosted core strength to increased flexibility and stress relief.
Jazzercise's continued success can be traced to the innovation of its founder, Judi Sheppard Missett. While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, she decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. Little did she know that this ?just for fun? class was the prototype for what would become the Jazzercise sensation.
The Women's Weight Loss Retreat brings women together for two days of support, discussion, and education to tackle the emotions and nutritional habits that lead to weight gain. Lectures from weight-loss strategist and St. Louis Boot Camp founder Johnny King inspire guests to latch on to self-acceptance and inner peace, which he believes is the foundation of lasting change. Next, Fox 2 News’s nutritional spokesperson and registered dietician Jennifer McDaniel steps in to fill mental toolboxes with new strategies for healthier eating, which may include training an army of bees to snatch away junk food. In addition to a supportive group atmosphere and professional advice, visitors receive two books on nutrition and a 65-page workbook that outlines the weekend’s work and lays out steps toward success after the seminar ends.