Pilates on 17th’s instructors help patrons to sculpt long and lean muscles adhering to the spine-stretching and body-toning methods originally developed by Joseph Pilates. Conceived as rehabilitation exercises for those suffering from back injuries and Celtic knots seeking untangled physiques, the gentle yet challenging exercises stretch one muscle group at a time while strengthening another and improving abdominal strength. In addition to East Coast–style Pilates, the studio offers a variety of private and small-group classes, including cardio-trampoline classes as well as RedCord suspension strength-training classes. The instructors are trained on all Pilates apparatuses and attend yearly continuing-education classes to ensure they are providing students with proper technique.
Watching some of the lithe women coming out of Pure Barre classes, it's easy to believe that they've been ballet dancers their whole lives. But that's not necessarily the case. Pure Barre's instructors stress that the workout requires zero dance experience, and they say that as long as you can hold onto the bar and quote Center Stage verbatim, you can participate in the classes.
Because small isometric movements are performed in the classes, women of all shapes, sizes, and ages can take a Pure Barre class. These small movements work each muscle to fatigue, and then stretch it back out, which creates the lean lines dancers are known for. The movements also work areas of the body many women struggle with, including the abs, butts, thighs, and arms, and they burn fat?all without putting excessive stress on the joints.
Equipment: Stott Pilates Reformers, CrossCore 180, BOSU Balls, free weights
Students Should Bring: Yoga mat if you have one. Otherwise, we can provide you with one.
Average Class Length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We provide you with towels, water, and showers.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We offer a wide variety of classes so you can workout with us six days a week and never take the same class twice. Our class sizes are small so we can pay special attention to your form and alignment. We can tell when you need a push or a little break. Your body will not reach a plateau as we can tailor the class to each student's needs. You will not get bored here at Dantian Studio.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
Our classes are fun and challenging. We start with a warmup and then get the class going with full-body workouts. We then cool down and stretch. The classes are always changing so your body is always changing.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We not only offer a wide variety of fitness and Pilates Reformer classes, we also offer total-body wellness. Our services include massage, skincare, acupuncture, functional-medicine chiropractics, NLP therapy, alphabiotics, Endermologie, and infrared treatments
Kelly and John King's athletic history is extensive and diverse—they've climbed up rocky cliffs, paddleboarded oceans, and cartwheeled across balance beams. Out of all their fitness-related experiences, however, they praise CrossFit as being one of the most elite and effective they've encountered. The CrossFit-certified Level 1 trainers conduct classes within their 5,300-square-foot studio, leading students through high-intensity routines of functional exercises. The trainers design their workouts to foster the 10 skills of CrossFit, which include cardiovascular endurance, stamina, and strength. They scale movements to accommodate students of all experience levels, ages, and abilities, from former athletes recovering from injuries to elderly sailors who’ve forgotten where they stashed their spinach. The coaches encourage their students to follow the paleo diet, which favors grass-fed meats, seafood, and fresh produce in lieu of processed foods.
At Laguna Hills Dental Care, Dr. Saghatchi and his staff help safeguard smiles with the latest dental technology. To keep mouths free of disease, the team employs digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, which can provide an in-depth look at tooth health without exposing patients to unnecessarily-high doses of radiation. Meanwhile, soft tissue lasers take the place of traditional drills during procedures like gum surgery or wisdom tooth removal, helping to keep clients comfortable and relaxed and resulting in less swelling and pain. For patients who are particularly anxious, the office can also offer sedation therapy, which can include nitrous oxide, general anesthetic, oral sedatives, or telling boring, long-winded stories until the patient falls asleep. In addition to providing general dentistry services, Laguna Hills Dental Center is also a certified Invisalign provider, and can provide periodontal treatment as well as cosmetic services such as implants and teeth whitening.