Tracey Trambauer treasures the mind and body equally?she's spent more than 20 years studying spiritual approaches to living, as well as exercise, nutrition, and natural modes of healing. She combines this study of the mind and body at Still Lake Yoga, where she's the owner and master yoga instructor.
Her practice is rooted in the tradition of sivananda; this style of yoga focuses on 12 core poses and breathing exercises, and every session ends with a Sanskrit chant. But the studio explores all manner of yoga techniques and trends, including the trend of writing your crush's name all over your yoga mat. In addition to sivananda, classes include three other fluid styles of yoga and meditation that work to build flexibility and strengthen core muscles while inducing calm. To ensure clients of all physical abilities feel welcome, the instructors at Still Lake Yoga will adjust the pace of their classes, and they work to foster a relaxing, noncompetitive atmosphere.
At The Ultimate Painter Art Gallery, kids and adults take to the canvas fueled by inspiration and expert guidance. The studio provides all the essentials?a canvas, brush, and selection of paints?leaving everything accounted for except your imagination, which can manifest its wildest visions onto a canvas to take home and hang over the pet door just to mess with your dog. On top of that, the staff offers painting services that can turn any home into a beautiful work of art: wainscoting, marble finishing, metallics, and bright sea-sponge texture work, to name a few.
Originally founded by a pair of professional wakeboarders looking to train during the off-season, Clermont Crossfit has now become a year-round community of aspiring athletes. The trainers describe their classes as instructor-led and peer-driven, combining one-on-one coaching with the motivation and accountability of working with an encouraging group. They follow the CrossFit method of inventing new workouts every day, a strategy designed to keep muscles from becoming acclimated to the exercises and consuming fewer calories, while also staving off bordem. In any given class, they might incorporate gymnastics, Olympic weight-lifting, kettlebell training, or rowing, one of the few exercises in which it is socially appropriate to wear a viking helm.
Sweat Factory's trainers expect hard work of their exercisers, but for good reason. Their CrossFit workouts change every day, which means muscles never become complacent and stop changing. CrossFit's blend of conditioning, gymnastics, weightlifting, and throwing helps clients power right through weight-loss plateaus.
Wandering through The Music House sends chills down most people's spines. Seeing all of the instruments lined up on the walls, you can't help but imagine which one is meant for you. Will you be a rock star and bang on the drums or sing about love alongside the dulcet tones of an acoustic guitar? The music-equipment store stocks drums, keyboards, and speakers along with classical instruments such as violins, trumpets, and flutes. If you want to grab a new instrument, sign up for one of The Music House's lessons, during which a professional musician will walk you through the basic techniques and tech you how to play simple songs until you get the hang of your new hobby.
At Optimal You, personal trainer and certified Biosignature Modulation practitioner Branden Martin works closely with clients to help them burn off unwanted pounds. The Biosignature system involves body-fat measurement, consultation, and the creation of a precise regimen of exercise, supplements, and nutrition. Through consultations and intense personal-training sessions, Martin helps exercisers at all levels of fitness get rid of weight they've been carrying around for years.