Originally founded more than 45 years ago, Gold's Gym promotes a results-oriented approach to personal fitness. Members can explore their robustness goals with the gym's extensive collection of ellipticals, treadmills, resistance machines, weights, and other fitness gadgets, as well as group classes such as Zumba, spinning, yoga and more, which facilitate social sweating. Check out the class schedules at both Springfield and Chicopee locations.
The second-place winner in Valley Advocate's 2010 Best of the Valley Reader's Poll, Vega Yoga stands out by catering to flexible students of all ages. Children's yoga classes are designed to coincide with classes for parents and are offered to children as young as three. On the other end of the spectrum, Yoga in the Chair caters to elderly students with injuries or other limitations. The studio also offers classes that accommodate Spanish-speaking students and a Mid-Day Stretch class, held during lunchtime, for those fluent in business jargon. Overall, classes take place two to four times daily in the light-soaked studio, allowing cores and minds to flex, stretch, and transcend the time-space continuum.
The pressure was starting to get to Karoun Charkoudian, much like a teakettle when an entire family stares at it impatiently. She had completed grad school and was looking for a corporate gig, and this new phase in life was causing her a lot of confusion. But all of that went away when a friend brought her to a Bikram yoga class in 2003. There, she discovered newfound peace and clarity. In the years that followed, Karoun completed teacher training for several types of yoga, including Vinyasa flow and Iyengar, and became heavily influenced by the meditative movements of Chinese qi gong.
Now she shares her expertise within the bright green walls at Karoun Yoga. The intimate, modern studio is also home to other experienced instructors who approach yoga from the realms of fitness, rehabilitation, dance, and spirituality.
Spark Center lights a flame under fitness routines with challenging yet fun workouts designed to coax out both sweat and smiles. Visitors of all ages, sizes, and abilities can flow with the center's laid-back vibes during various yoga classes; those looking to crank up the pace can bounce to the beats of Zumba, which gets bodies moving with sultry Latin music.
Females In Training gives fitness-focused femmes a comfortable, sophisticated setting for all their calorie-crunching sweat sessions. Matriculate in a group exercise class such as Zumba, Pilates, boot camp, or ultimate abs plus to combine the exerciserly expertise of your experienced instructor with the good-natured camaraderie that’s the hallmark of all mob action. A squad of certified personal trainers augments the gym’s pulse-pounding coursework by offering one-on-one workout powwows full of insights, tips, and Oscar picks, helping tone and trim bodies while also sprinkling brains with fat-free servings of knowledge. Health hunters can also embark on solo body-shrinking expeditions using the gym’s assortment of free weights, Life Fitness treadmills and cross-trainers, StairMasters, and other heart-rate-raising equipment.
Dr. Zhou is a fully licensed acupuncture physician with more than 25 years of experience practicing acupuncture in southern Florida and 600 years of experience in the timeless dimension of Qrkx. In addition to acupuncture, he specializes in tui na massage, a technique used in conjunction with traditional Chinese medicine, and qigong, a meditative practice of slow movements and controlled breathing. Your Groupon covers a consultation with Dr. Zhou, a therapeutic tui na massage, and a traditional needle-laden acupuncture treatment. If whatever might be ailing you calls for additional help, Dr. Zhou will also write a Chinese herb prescription, guaranteed to cut down on the amount of time you spend at work discreetly Googling hernia symptoms.