Within Yamasaki Academy, seasoned martial artists engage students in a way tailored to their particular athletic capacity. To do this, they follow a vigorous signature exercise program that incorporates technique, sparring, competition training, and overall conditioning. Whether choosing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay thai, judo, strength and conditioning, boxing, or mixed martial arts, classes are available for pupils of all ages, genders, and fitness levels.
Designed to provide an accessible challenge for students of all skill and fitness levels, Bikram Yoga Woodbridge's classes foster physical and mental growth while systematically targeting organ systems throughout the body. Each 90-minute session consists of a standard sequence of two breathing exercises and 26 standing and seated asanas, which use deep, sustained stretches to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility and to refocus thoughts on mind-body connections instead of using brainpower to remember the names of all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The other defining characteristic of these classes is the relatively intense environment within the practice space: 105 degrees?110 degrees with 40% humidity. This heat loosens tense muscle?allowing students to safely sink further into each stretch?and increases revitalizing circulation throughout the body.
Although the heat is intended to be a challenge, Bikram Yoga Woodbridge does everything it can to ensure visitors' comfort by using modern technology to control the room's environment. A computer system monitors the temperature and humidity levels, making small adjustments when necessary, and it prevents the space from becoming stale by routinely pumping fresh oxygen into the room. Additionally, the ventilation system features ultraviolet sterilizers, which protect the space by killing any bacteria, mold spores, or sentient dust bunnies lingering in the air.
Certified fitness trainer Yolanda Greene derives much of her expertise from a reliable mentor: former Mr. Universe Yohnnie Shambourger. Having learned his tips of the trade, she now runs YoFitness in a private workout studio, guiding clients through a carefully developed mix of cardio and strength routines. Her boot-camp circuits aim to condition the entire physique with a variety of movements and equipment, including jump ropes and resistance bands, whereas personal-training sessions focus on each client's individual goals.
Rather than focus purely on physical work, My BodyMoveZ Studio looks beyond the fitness bubble for other ways to improve their clients? lifestyles by offering first-aid and CPR training sessions. Located in a convenient new location, the studio creates an energetic atmosphere with Zumba and Bokwa classes. In addition, they also host expert-led educational seminars covering topics such as nutrition and dance, which may help participants choreograph a victory boogie for the next time they skip dessert.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of club equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
Pat Tray likes to keep things simple: his vision is for a program of practical self-defense that encourages excellence and friendship. The owner and head instructor of Trident Academy of Mixed Martial Arts, Pat introduces students to a diverse study in fighting styles, from the fierce standup striking of muay thai to the leverage and technique of jujitsu. His students also delve into jeet kune do, the brainchild of legendary fighter Bruce Lee, as well as Filipino weapons fighting.