Our Vision and path is to bring light and energy to the community through healthy practices including physically sound yoga and meditation classes taught with consistency and integrity with certified and experienced instructors in the Yoga Power & Light Studio.
Inside its expansive 7,500-square-foot facility, Vertical Extreme offers an all-weather haven for sharpening cliff-scaling skills and replenishing adrenaline stores. The deluxe intro-to-rock-climbing course gives patrons a leg up on gravity dominance with 30 minutes of fundamentals training, teaching new climbers the art of belaying, the best methods for climbing, and how to dodge a flash mob of mountain goats. The course includes harness, shoe, and chalk rental, allowing newly confident legs to traverse the vertical landscape for the remainder of the day, plus a two-week membership to continue practicing after the lesson. Experienced mountaineers can bypass training and opt for the five-visit pass, testing their persistence and plunger-shoes against the state-of-the-art facility's 40-foot-tall walls. Day-passers also receive an additional half off on gear-rental fees during their five mountain-conquering sessions.
After more than two years of doing Zumba, Toni and Stacy launched Mix It Up Fitness in August 2012 to share their style of instruction with more people. They added a weight-training component to Zumba—a high-energy workout inspired by latin dance and other international moves—and also offer a hip-hop toning class where students dance with light weights. Both Toni and Stacy have Zumba B1 and B2 certifications, as well as certification from the International Fitness Association.
As the morning begins, a row of toddlers takes turns tumbling feet over head while their parents guide them into the correct movement. Later, school-age kids sit in a circle, legs stretched before them as they try to touch their toes. The trained staff of My Gym Children's Fitness Center imbue kids with life skills through music, physical activities, and games. Many classes incorporate physical exercises with social and developmental skills, while summer camps are also available seasonally. All classes take place in a well-padded room, led by staff trained in child development and fluent in Muppet.
To a casual passerby, Yoga @ Chester Springs might look like a nightclub in slow motion. Lights, whose colors change to match those of the body's seven chakras, brighten silhouettes on the hardwood floor. These students might be posing in 88-degree temperatures, holding the challenging tableaus of stationary yoga. Or, perhaps they are flexing in sun salutations or restorative postures during an unheated yoga medley session. After their visit, they retreat to the onsite showers, locker rooms, and sauna—or pick up youngsters from the childcare room—before exiting the venue refreshed.
Regardless of the class, guests hone their balance under the supervision of certified instructors, each of whom has completed at least 200 hours of training. These experienced teachers uphold an accepting, secure atmosphere for practitioners of all levels. Their backgrounds illustrate the broad diversity of yoga scholars: Mary Booth channels Thai-yoga techniques from her pre-season work with the Philadelphia Flyers, Sue Roggio incorporates her 25 years of dance experience, and Mike Huggins' lessons often touch on Pilates and meditation. In addition to their group classes, they lead private courses and team-building seminars, such as corporate workshops for employees sore from hiding under desks all day.
The Dragon Gym is a Martial Arts & Fitness Organization committed to the promotion of Strength, Conditioning and Personal Development. We have been serving the residents of chester county and beyond for over 30 years offering expert instruction in martial arts, Muay Thai kickboxing and russian kettlebells.