The instructors at The Yoga Room of Redlands take time to build toward peak poses. They begin by modeling basic movements that warm bodies from the inside out. As muscles and connective tissues gain mobility, teachers introduce more-rigorous postures such as chair, which mimics the action of sitting down on Santa's lap. Students build up to the peak pose—a posture that's intensely challenging and rewarding—and then cool down through a sequence of curative, relaxing movements.
Throughout each of the Power Vinyasa–style classes, teachers tend to students as individuals, offering modifications and adjustments to make poses more comfortable. They also add upbeat music to brighten the mood.
Anytime Fitness's 24-hour workout haven houses a full complement of strength and cardio equipment, including kettlebells and spinning bikes, along with classes, wellness programs, and a helpful team of personal trainers. Though not available around the clock, trainers do staff the gym seven days a week, providing clients ample time for one-on-one training sessions, synchronized muscle flexing, or general fitness advice. Workout tips can also be gleaned from Anytime Fitness's online resource center, Anytime Health, which helps boost members’ well-being with nutritional guidance, activity trackers, and a variety of other tools.
Reformers line one wall inside Pilates Inland Empire. Another corner hosts stacks of mats and exercise balls that are all used during Pilates classes. The small class size—five at a time—enables instructors to focus more attention on students’ form and nail polish color.
Amid the feng shui décor of Anahata Movement Arts’ sunlit studio, limbs twist and muscles tone during an abundance of yoga and movement classes held throughout the week. Experienced instructors lead Hatha- and Kundalini-style yoga classes for a range of ability levels and delve into alternative forms of cardio during belly-dancing and Pilates sessions. Massage therapists employ reiki techniques to heal tense bodies and frazzled minds, and inner peace blossoms during free weekly meditation sessions. The yoga masters can share their expertise individually with students during private sessions or bring classes to company offices to reduce workplace stress and build camaraderie among coworkers or rival circus troupes.
Unlike Rube Pilates-Goldberg classes—which use comically complicated contraptions to help tone, stretch, and flex muscles—Articulations' mat classes teach the fundamentals of Pilates using only an exercise mat, Pilates positions, and the freedom of the open road. Pilates's focus on constant motion and smooth, graceful transitions between exercises produces a lot of benefits—increasing overall strength and endurance (especially in the core muscles), improving posture, and keeping the body aligned.
Challenging yet fun and accessible dance classes offer participants engaging options that nurture whole-body fitness and stress-shedding rug cutting. Classes offered are tummy-trimming belly dancing, attention-grabbing burlesque, and Latin-dance-infused Zumba. Students will toughen up their windpipes and strengthen their cores while preparing themselves for impromptu dance-offs with neighborhood gangs of ballet dancers. During the month of unlimited classes, patrons can get their groove on while shedding pounds like feuding circus strongmen in a barbell fight. Nestled in the scenic Riverside area, Spiritus provides a welcoming fitness abode that provides an excellent spot for acquiring shapely silhouettes and alluring dance moves that put the mating rituals of pink flamingos to shame.