In the year 2000, after hundreds of hours of yoga practice, workshops, and conferences, Tanya Edwards's hard work culminated in the opening of her very own studio, Art of Yoga. And today, alongside her team of certified yoga teachers, Tanya helps practitioners of all experience levels build strong bodies and sound minds with an eclectic teaching style grounded in the Hatha yoga tradition. The serene, sage-colored studio heats up to a balmy 95 degrees during hot yoga, a 90-minute routine of stretching and sweating that encourages the body to expel harmful toxins, such as liquefied body parts of T-1000. Other class styles include a gentler restorative class, an intense core-centric yoga class, and a Bollywood fusion class that infuses low-impact Eastern dances with Western fitness techniques.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Upon first meeting Melinda Johnson Gamble, it might be hard to believe that she has six grandchildren. Lithe and energetic, she has been in the fitness game for 16 years and takes pride in creating unintimidating environments for students of all fitness levels. Melinda and her team of expert instructors offer personal training, women-only boot camps, and three-week boot camps.
The fitness experts at Body Evolution snap muscles into shape during hour-long boot camp sessions and workouts held as early as 5 a.m. In boot camp and CrossFit sessions, trainers work to fight fat and sculpt muscles by leading cardio and weight intervals beneficial to both men's and women's physiques.
DiVerge Fitness helps transform soft, stationary bodies into mobile, granite effigies with an arsenal of frequently sanitized fitness equipment. A three-month membership grants guests 24-hour access to the gym, enabling early-morning sprints on the treadmill or a late-night climb into a ventilation duct. The full-service gym is stocked with free bottled water and fresh towels for sweat-manufacturing swan-folding competitions.
Students should bring: Students should bring a towel and wear appropriate workout shoes.
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
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