Rhonda Thaxton has exercised rigorously her whole life, engaging in everything from racquetball at the local gym to triathlon competitions. She started getting others into shape in 2000, and while a brief stint in the retail industry fine-tuned her people skills, it wasn?t long before she returned to her passion of getting folks in shape, whether that shape be slim, muscular, or parallelogram. She recertified as a personal trainer, added kickboxing to her athletically rich repertoire, and opened Pilates Infusion.
True to its name, Pilates Infusion offers plenty of classes fueled by nuclear fusion and Joseph Pilates? now-classic form of exercise, which uses machines that he himself invented to for the exercise program. Former dancers and even physical therapists join Rhonda as instructors, adding their unique talents to the ever-diversifying list of classes. Rhonda and her team keep class sizes small, almost never exceeding seven students at a time to ensure personal attention.
True to its name, Pilates Infusion offers plenty of classes fueled by nuclear fusion and Joseph Pilates? now-classic form of exercise, which uses machines that he himself invented to for the exercise program. Former dancers and even physical therapists join Rhonda as instructors, adding their unique talents to the ever-diversifying list of classes. Rhonda and her team keep class sizes small, almost never exceeding five students at a time to ensure personal attention.
Owners Stacy and Eric Zook and their fellow teachers at 303 b. yoga bring a unique approach to their discipline, inspired by Denver's unique spirit and the joy of "being". In private sessions and small classes, they prioritize alignment, design custom programs, and help students hone yoga's technical elements while providing personal and customized attention for each student in their serenely beautiful 900 square foot studio with hardwood floors. With options including mindfulness training, nutrition guidance, and personal expression classes, they offer something for everyone.
Their philosophy, which values an individual-driven practice, is due in part to the Zooks' backgrounds. Stacy spent 10 years teaching yoga in Washington DC in the White House, State Department, and CIA offices, where she also improved the posture of the now-vertical Washington Monument. Eric, meanwhile, spent 25 years working in different spheres of the healthcare industry and over time developed a deep passion for holistic wellness. Those experiences are what continue to inspire the pair to work hard at helping their pupils enjoy the discipline.
YogaDownload.com students practice yoga in unusual places—from atop mountains to the waiting rooms of airports to the frozen-food aisles at grocery stores. Dreamed up by a team of devoted yoga students and teachers, the site—which has been lauded by the New York Times and Body + Soul—enables visitors to stream or download a constantly updated selection of more than 400 professionally recorded audio and visual yoga classes onto a computer or smartphone. The classes are lead by certified instructors, who guide students through disciplines ranging from the more vigorous Vinyasa to the more gentle Hatha yoga. In addition to the selection of video classes and audio podcasts, which can last five minutes—for a quick stretch session—or 90 minutes, the site's printable guides help students hone their practice. For full control over their yoga experience, the easily searchable catalog of classes allows students to filter classes by instructor, skill level, and intensity level.
For the past 20 years, fitness instructor Tracy Revell has discovered what she believes are the tools for getting in shape. They include Pilates, Core Conditioning, and Nia, which combines an array of fitness philosophies, including martial arts such as kickboxing, dances such as Zumba and the Fast Macarena, and healing arts such as yoga. At Revelll's fitness studio, she helps folks reap the benefits of these disciplines in her classes. Equally important to the fitness philosophies, however, are Revell's expertise?she's an ACSM-certified personal trainer and a licensed Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist practitioner?and her penchant for focusing on strengthening her clients' weak spots.
Before opening a yoga and cycling studio, owner Sarah Russell was hit by a car while biking, seriously injuring her back. Sarah credits the rejuvenating power of yoga with saving her spinal cord, and her life. Today, she inspires others to meet their wellness goals through a lineup of mind- and body-nurturing classes.
Sarah and her brigade of enthusiastic instructors lead handfuls of classes each day for students of all fitness levels. The heart-pumping and vigorous cycling classes help patrons to improve their endurance while building muscle and strength. Complementing these physically demanding workouts are yoga classes for different skill levels that challenge the body in different ways, testing patrons' physical and mental focus through empowering posture series and healing stretches.
In yoga, the warrior poses demand strength and a sense of inner calm in order to hold the position?challenging the mind while testing physical ability. This dual challenge is the inspiration for Scott Anderson?s Warrior Academy Yoga (WAY) studio, an institution of learning where he encourages his ?warriors? (also known as students) to remember that practicing yoga is about much more than getting a great workout. While there are plenty of physical benefits from the WAY classes, which combine ashtanga and vinyasa yoga practices, they?re also designed to calm mind and spirit. Set to eclectic music in warm?not hot?rooms, classes combine fast-paced vinyasa moves with cooling sequences that target belly muscles for more body elasticity and range of motion.