Health & Fitness in Pleasant Ridge

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If variety is the spice of life, then Yoga & Fitness Passport is a veritable East Indian Trading Company. The outfit curates some of the highest reviewed fitness studios throughout both Canada and the U.S. From there, they issue passports that give exercisers a chance to jump from yoga to Zumba to pole dancing classes, all at different studios. Rather than having to navigate each gym's scheduling site, guests can find and sign up for sessions through the Yoga & Fitness Passport site. From there, folks just need to show their confirmation on a smart phone or wood etching, and it's off to the races.

6125 Ridge Ave.
Cincinnati,
OH
US

A licensed pharmacist and clinician, James B. LaValle founded LaValle Metabolic Institute in 2001 to help people discover the benefits of integrated health care. To that end, he has teamed up with Dr. Gary Huber (DO) and assembled a team of experienced medical staff to assist patients to educate clients. They administer nutritional consults and Metabolic Code assessments, which analyze metabolic makeup in order to create a personalized plan for health. The clinic also focuses on hormone-replacement therapy, weight loss, stress and sleep support as well as GI issues.

5400 Kennedy Avenue
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Equipment: Suspension trainer, kettlebell, dumbells,

Students should bring: water

Average class length: 30-60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2013

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: No

Parking: Parking lot

3012 Section Road
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Cardiovascular endurance. Muscular endurance. Muscular strength. Flexibility. Body composition. These are the five pillars of fitness on which the trainers at Evolution Fitness and Lifestyle Management, LLC focus their workouts. They typically rely on functional training and cross-training, workouts that incorporate kettlebells, plyometrics, Olympic lifts, rowing, and other anaerobic exercises. They offer group classes, as well as one-on-one sessions for a more personalized approach to clients' fitness goals.

4416 Appleton St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Students should bring: Mat, dumbbells, bottle of water, and towel

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2007

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Q&A with Brian Calkins, President/Owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

We believe that fitness should be fun and inspiring. We believe that every woman should be healthy and fit, full of energy and enthusiasm for life, and look and feel fantastic! We believe that in order to get fit and healthy, all you have to do is ask your body to do just a little bit more than what it?s accustomed to doing, regardless of your current shape, size, age or ability. Adventure Boot Camp provides workouts that foster fun, support, community, accountability, inspiration, and teaches women how to look, feel, and perform their best in life.

Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?

I do not. In fact, I think in the context of today?s ?box? gyms, pushing intensity beyond capability, is completely stupid and entirely unnecessary. Does that mean exercise is easy? Of course not. Exercise must be smart in that it meets the participant at her level, and it progresses at her pace, based on her unique characteristics. Because the opposite is true too. The same ole routine, day in and day out, leads to stagnation, boredom, and no results. There?s a fine balance between exercise that is too hard, and workouts that are too easy in that they are a waste of time. Adventure Boot Camp has perfected that balance, we call the sweet spot in fitness.

Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?

Clients come to our facility for workouts that are fun. They come to our facility for leading edge education on fitness, health, and nutrition. And they build lifetime relationships within our community.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

My approach to fitness has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and I have been honored as one of the nation?s top 50 personal trainers by the American Association of Personal Trainers. I have been a local media consultant in the area of health and fitness for the past 8 years.

4700 Smith Road
Cincinnati,
OH
US

At Thrive Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Pete Haggenjos believes the body wants to feel better. That's why, instead of relying on medication to mask pain, he pinpoints the source of the problem and uses his bare hands to trigger a self-healing effect. Gentle spinal adjustments free pinched nerves that can cause pain and block signals from the brain. Each of his noninvasive treatments are low risk and safe for virtually all ages and conditions.

3071 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US