As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
•Consistently Persistent FitBody (Franklin) Up to 10 classes •GetFit Anytime (Nashville): Up to 10 classes •GetFit Anytime (Springfield): Up to 10 classes •Basics and Beyond – Fitness, Nutrition, & Rehabilitation (Nashville): Up to 10 classes •Circuit Athletics Fitness and Wellness Center (Clarksville): Up to 10 classes •WestSide Athletic Club (Nashville): Up to 10 classes •West Dragon Kung Fu (Nashville): Up to 10 classes •Tiger King Muay Thai (Nashville): 10 classes
Title Boxing Club began as a cocktail of talents: the fighting prowess of former professional boxer Danny Campbell, the acumen of businessman Tom Lyons, and the top-of-the-line gear from Title Boxing, LLC owners David Hanson and Tony Carbajo. Hanson and Carbajo provided the gym’s equipment and outfitted the first location with an onsite pro shop. Campbell put together two signature Power Hour workouts, one based on boxing and the other on kickboxing. Lyons took care of the franchising, and the club has spread all over the nation.
The Clarksville location boasts 60 100-pound heavy bags, installed into floor-to-ceiling black metal frames. Trainers burn students' calories with boxing and kickboxing techniques applied to those heavy bags, spicing up workouts with the inclusion of speed bags, the double end bag, and free weights. When the workout's over, students can head to the pro-shop area, where padded cage walls neatly separate the goods from the rest of the gym and provide an excellent place to duke it out over whose T-shirt looks better.
Woven into the fabric of Radiant Yoga is a dedication to healing. In the quiet studio heated to 100 degrees or more, instructors guide students through a hot Hatha yoga series that aims to rid bodies of toxins, improve flexibility, tone muscle, and burn a fistful of calories to prevent injuries and maladies. Now in a new location, the studio has begun offering Baptiste-inspired Power Vinyasa classes that are designed to energize everyone from beginners to the most experienced practitioners.
To bolster mental wellbeing, yogis help center pupils at candlelight hot-yoga sessions, which strengthen cores with gentle exercise and slow-breathing techniques set to music. Outside the studio, the staff reduces aches and pains with a combo of Eastern and Western therapies such as raindrop therapy and massages. Keeping guests out of the clutches of Big Pharma, the mythical falcon that sneaks aspirin into people’s mouths as they sleep, the studio hosts holistic clinics where they divulge homespun and organic remedies for allergies and other ailments.
The mechanics at Cycle Center outfit bike enthusiasts with custom equipment fittings, expert tune-ups, and a rolling stock of more than 500 bicycles dispersed between the company's two locations. In the interest of both safety and performance, the team makes sure all bikes are carefully assembled and tuned up before the rubber meets the road. They also stock an impressive lineup of apparel and gear, from air pumps that keep tires aptly inflated to helmets that keep heads more protected than a presidential motorcade covered in mosquito netting. In-stock brands include Fuji, Cannondale, and Dahon, a manufacturer renowned for its revolutionary folding bikes.
For years, Lorna Lewis was in distress: a diagnosis of fibromyalgia had left her fatigued, in pain, and depressed. Visits with myriad specialists got her nowhere and medications did nothing to aid her. Finally, after much research, she decided to seek out a colon therapist, even though the closest one was nearly two hours away. Six months later, she was on the road to recovery thanks to regular colonics and a diet of fresh juices.
Now, as founder of Tummy Solutions, she puts this—and a subsequent study of colonic health and nutrition—to practice as she strives to aid her patients through holistic means. Leading a staff that includes a massage therapist and a horticulturist, she welcomes patients for services designed to restore them to whole-body wellness including colon hydrotherapy, reiki healing, and meal planning. There's even an art therapist on staff that helps patients use art as a catalyst for emotional healing, with exercises that include drawing, painting, sculpting, and bathrobe bedazzling.