Yoga Masala's family of supportive instructors engenders relaxation and fosters holistic wellness with a weekly schedule of creative hot Vinyasa yoga classes. During 75–90 minute hot Vinyasa sessions, aspiring yogis swiftly shift through asanas and uplifting sun salutations, using conscious breathing to smoothly link postures. Like a dinner date with David Hasselhoff, the balmy 95-degree studio ramps up heart rates and stimulates profuse sweating. Pupils shed pent-up toxins in conveniently perspirable form while muscles melt to a supple butter, allowing students to emerge more lithe and rejuvenated than a freshly showered ball of silly putty.
701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA) is a nonprofit visual art center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms.
Owner Elise Matthews started K.O.R.E. Wellness when she was 25, hoping to use her background as a semipro goalie to help people to live fitter, pain-free lives. With the belief that impersonal machines can never match the overall core-strengthening benefits of resistance exercises, she trains clients to become aware of how their bodies move. She draws on a litany of certifications, a master's degree in exercise physiology from USC, and recognition from Dragon Door as a level 2 Russian-kettlebell instructor, or the second in a series of nesting Russian-kettlebell instructors.
Each week, the sporty scientist leads many of the more than 30 classes held at her facility. She takes a break from wringing sweat from her clients to provide postural assessments and nutritional counseling, enlisting the help of massage therapist Micheal Burkett and yoga instructor Jenny Prather to ply their relaxing and healing trades at the gym.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse.
Shop the Women in Business collection.
Youth, amateur, and professional boxing. MMA fighting and jujitsu. Fitness bootcamps centered on throwing a good punch, and classes that help you find your fighting stance. Fight Club University's team of professional boxers, MMA fighters, and personal trainers teach all these skills and more, as well as helping develop self-confidence, strength, and common sense in young people through the S.T.R.O.N.G. program. Newly toned and slim patrons strut out of the gym past a forest of equipment that includes heavy bags, medicine balls, and jump ropes. Instructors suggest that the courses can help bolster overall health, a sense of timing, and hand-eye coordination.
Sensei Lance Adams leads his classes not with an eye for training for belts and awards, but with an intensity and mindset for surviving a real-life attack. To that end, he and his fleet of instructors lead classes in a variety of styles, including muay thai kickboxing, combat jujitsu, and boxing—as well as self-defense classes for men, women, and children.
Father and son Ralph and Brooks Herring combine skilled southern-style cooking and flavorful sauce and seasonings into their addictive barbeque meals at Cock Pit Barbeque. Try the slow-smoked pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and hearty chicken bog, all with a side of Gamecocks Pride.