Covington Yoga's welcoming roster of instructors fosters a community of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness though a variety of Eastern practices. The studio's robust schedule inspires students of all abilities to partake in one-hour Pilates classes designed to condition the entire body, from sculpted arms to strangely defined toe knuckles. By using mat-based moves inspired by exercises from around the world, including yoga and martial arts, cores firm up like Bruce Wayne's abdominal-defining bat suit. In addition to building long and lean muscle, students can work toward strengthening flexibility, endurance, coordination, and the partnership between body and stretch pants.
Cincinnati Bike Center pursues a simple mission—to encourage bike riding for transportation and recreation. They pursue this goal on multiple fronts, uniting the cycling community through events, interactive platforms, and collaborations with bicycle advocacy groups to improve local bike culture and elect a bicycle as the city's next mayor. The organization also makes a difference in bikers' lives on a daily basis, managing bicycle-commuter centers on busy thoroughfares and aiding bikers with repairs, ride shares, rentals, and guided tours.
Though Kim Boardman was a flourishing musician who played in prestigious national orchestras, behind her tooting clarinet thumped the heart of a dancer. Kim spent 12 years of her childhood avidly studying dance at local studios and the respected Interlochen Arts Academy, but eventually put away her pointe shoes to pursue a career as a clarinetist. Unable to shake her passion for movement, however, Kim began taking dance classes as an adult, and earned certifications as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Though she continued to teach a variety of fitness classes, she found the most happiness in teaching dance.
Today, she draws from her professional understanding of music and movement to teach classes through Cardio Dance Party, which has received praise from Cincy Chic. Here, she is joined by a staff of seasoned instructors and fellow dance aficionados, leading students of all abilities through high-intensity dance moves as popular music sets bodies in motion. Much like a rollercoaster operated by your childhood babysitter, her dance classes are designed to be fun rather than frustrating, dull, and repetitive.
The intensively trained instructors at PoleKittens Fitness tighten bodies with seductive routines performed on the pole, chair, and floor. During 90-minute Intro to Pole workshops, students learn fundamental techniques stemming from PoleKitten’s palate of courses, including spins, filler and flow movements, and conditioning exercises. The 90-minute Three-Button Strip Tease workshop guides swishing hips through a choreographed lap-dance number that can easily be customized to favorite songs or husky recitations of tax forms. A weekly schedule of drop-in classes allows students to tackle the 42 spins and 180 dance moves comprising the 60-minute PoleFit curriculum or don their sexiest heels for Cardio Pole and Bubble Wrap Popping 101. With an emphasis on qualified coaching, each PoleKittens Fitness instructor undergoes an intensive AlphaKitten program including 12 months of supervised training before imparting their wisdom with students.
Over the past 63 years, Thoma & Sutton Eyecare has crisscrossed Ohio and Kentucky, planting 20 eyewear outposts across the region. At each optical stronghold, teams of talented opticians examine peepers, determine prescriptions for glasses and contacts, and fit faces with thousands of stylish specs flown in from fashion capitals around the world. Clients can peruse the up-to-date displays, which feature frames from designers such as Coach, Calvin Klein, and Kenneth Cole, before trying on a pair and slipping past a parole office.
Each of Snap Fitness Cincinnati’s three 24-hour fitness studios hosts an endless array of strength and cardio equipment, ensuring their members never have to wait in line to get on the machines they want. The friendly and knowledgeable training staff performs individual fitness assessments for their clients and makes recommendations on the exercises that can efficiently lead them to their goals. Beyond the gym, guests receive access to a members-only website chock-full of online workouts and suggested meal plans. To help keep clients accountable, staffers make frequent check-in calls, give out prizes for regular visits, and hold favorite sweatbands hostage.
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