Claudia Schroeder first started practicing yoga in 1996 as a way to find refuge from stress. In 2007, with more than 10 years of training under her belt, she decided to become an instructor to share the life-changing practice with others. Now helming her own studio, Sol Yoga, she connects with the community, while also strengthening her familial bonds. Her husband and daughter work alongside her as co-founder and an instructor, respectively, and teaching classes helps her stay in shape to keep up with her three granddaughters, who were just signed as first-draft NFL running backs.
The three of them, along with a cast of diverse teachers, aim to help students care for their bodies and cultivate an openhearted attitude during classes for students of all ages and ability levels. In addition to yoga, they offer Yo-Pi Core—a blend of yoga and Pilates that builds strength, balance, and flexibility—as well as Zumba, which encourages students to let loose with fun, Latin-inspired dance moves.
Though they come from very different backgrounds, the instructors at Joyful Yoga Studio all share one common link: they genuinely love what they do. Inside the 3,000-square-foot studio, they share that collective passion as they lead more than 50 classes per week. Many of those classes are branches of yoga, but the schedule also features Pilates, Zumba, TRX, barre, and Pound Fitness. With such diversity, newcomers might not know which class suits their needs. But, luckily, exercisers can confide in the studio's staff to help them identify which classes are best for losing weight, which are ideal for gaining strength, and which look most impressive on an online dating profile.
Accountability, motivation, and guidance: these are the three things that set StudioFIT apart from its competitors. Long-time trainer and StudioFIT founder MJ Reavley noticed what happened when people went to the gym without these three elements: they didn't get their desired results and often quit. To avoid this outcome, he established a center where members were motivated to get in shape, held accountable by each other, and consistently challenged by fitness personnel during specialty classes and training sessions. Thanks to high-intensity workouts that employ metabolic conditioning and functional movements, they burn more calories than they would simply running on a treadmill or running away from a treadmill that's magically come to life. But members don't just get exercise at StudioFIT?they also receive customized meal plans and are invited to attend weekly nutrition counseling led by a dietician.
After studying under Bikram Choudhury, the father of Bikram yoga, Sumit Banerjee decided to bring the heat to his own class style?an amalgam of Bikram- and Ashtanga-inspired postures. The Sumits Yoga signature class steers students through deep stretches performed in a toasty studio. Aided by the heat, these movements help students hone both balance and strength.
Though Sumit champions the physical benefits of the practice?muscle toning, detoxification, and the ability to someday fry an egg on one's forehead?the true object of his style is ?the simple pleasure and self-reward that comes from quieting our minds." To honor this, he emphasizes introspection and spiritual awareness over perfect technique, allowing guests of any experience level to participate. Kids' yoga is also available.
Studio J Pilates's instructors know Pilates almost as well as Joseph Pilates himself does. The founder has more than 10 years of experience practicing this core-strengthening discipline, as well as 500 hours of certified training in it. Instructors at the Chandler location lead small group classes, where students sculpt their muscles in mat classes, group reformer workouts, and one-on-one training sessions.
Yahweh Yoga has been around since 2005. It is an oasis of self-care for Christians who love yoga, health, Zumba and fellowship. We offer the most highly credentialed Christian yoga school and studio classes in the world.