Since she was a teenager, Sandy Davenport’s determination to stay physically fit has earned her a resumé full of accomplishments, which include authoring her own fitness and lifestyle manual, designing corporate-wellness programs, and winning the Ms. Alabama Bodybuilding Championship twice. After a car accident left her injured, she discovered Zumba's invigorating, low-impact fitness system to keep herself in shape while she recuperated. Her fascination with the fun, energetic workout inspired her to become a dance-fitness instructor, seeking out training from Zumba architect Beto Perez.
Today, Sandy calls upon her extensive training and experience in Latin and ballroom dance to lead exercisers of all abilities through Zumba's fun, easy-to-follow dance moves. In her studio's friendly, judgment-free environment, students feed off the contagious energy of pulsing music with Latin and international dance moves while cutting rugs to reach their fitness goals.
After more than 20 years spent in the fitness industry, Joshua Fleming founded Victory Fit Camp. His formula relies on physical and mental training that he learned in the US Marine Corps as well as nutritional advice from licensed experts. Today, each Victory Fit boot-camp session is led by an experienced coach, who walks clients of all fitness levels through indoor workouts or outdoor obstacle courses of ropes, foam pits, and trampolines.
Under the banner of the Greek word pneuma, which means "breath of God," the instructors at Pneuma Yoga/Movement Studio put a Christian spin on the ancient Hindu practice. Through muslin drapes, gauzy sunlight diffuses throughout the homey studio, alighting on beginners as they meditate through gentle flow yoga's relaxed poses and breath work or advanced practitioners as they scrimmage with their limitations in power yoga's muscle-building exercises. Guests can pop in during their lunch hour for Lunch Bunch sessions, and younger patrons aged 12–18 acquaint themselves with the benefits of the limb-limbering art during Prakasha yoga. Instructors keep class sizes intimate, giving each aspiring yogi enough room to move through mountain poses, sun salutations, and lindy-hop routines.
The savvy skin smoothers at Silhouettes Day Spa brandish an array of beautifying techniques to buff away blemishes within a serene, pampering atmosphere. Pore professionals customize the one-hour spa facial to each customer's specific epidermal needs, coddling fair or dry skin and taming feral facades. After a thorough cleansing and toning, aestheticians rid cranial frontispieces of dead skin with a gentle exfoliation. Then the pampering pros execute extractions designed to blast away blackheads and shellac stressed-out skin with a soothing mask, leaving exteriors as soft and brilliant as Einstein's mustache. Indulge in an eye treatment to revamp weary sight receptors, and then replenish parched surfaces with a moisture-therapy treatment.
For more than 15 years, David Miner Ballroom has tutored footloose pupils in the fundamentals of classic dancing. Floor stompers searching for a routine enjoy three beginners classes, building up to a masterful crescendo of cha-cha-chas that they may exhibit at the dance party, at future events, or on unsupervised airplane runways. A schedule swells with various available techniques, including choreographed classics such as beginners ballroom waltz or foxtrot, which set the endeavoring dancer on the path toward smooth, fluid glides and patterns of elegant movement. Romantic rug-cutters revel in beginners ballroom rumba, which spins students through the festive footwork of Latin rhythms, and beginners tango classes imbibe students with the skills needed to fit in at the hottest accordion-based nightclubs.