As co-owners of The Yoga Room, Elizabeth and Tammy draw on their extensive medical backgrounds to design classes that are fun and effective. Elizabeth's master's degree in public health helps her envision yoga practices that relieve students suffering from diabetes and cancer. Similarly, Tammy's 18 years of chiropractic experience help her tailor yoga practices to improve posture and strengthen seniors' muscles.
Together, they've designed a full schedule of classes that blend traditional yoga poses with Pilates techniques. These classes range in difficulty and intensity; power yoga strengthens muscles through intense, sweat-inducing poses, while restorative yoga relaxes the body more effectively than a shot of government-issued calming serum.
Dance-fitness instructor Kim started with two clients. Today, with the help of instructors Hiromi, MIchele, Jacqui, Jennifer, and Brittany, she boasts about 1,000 students. Their lime green studio, replete with mirrors and poles, might have something to do with it, but it's more likely that instructors' technique, versatility, and friendliness can take the credit. Kim alone teaches 20 varieties of dance fitness classes. Also on the roster are pole-dance classes, Flirty Girl Fitness sessions, and sexy chicken dance genres. Classes are capped at about 22, so students are lavished in thorough, personalized instruction that's as toning and heart-revving as it is fun and creative.
At Ballistic Fighting Methods, parents and teachers train alongside law-enforcement agents as they learn Bruce Lee’s personal martial-arts system, jeet kune do. Adults learn practical, real-world self-defense skills, and antibullying seminars teach conflict resolution and martial arts to children. Instructors build cardio-kickboxing classes around real boxing and kickboxing techniques, so students learn how to harness a fierce right cross while simultaneously sculpting and shaping a stronger body.
FitMe Wellness delivers well-rounded fitness plans to members, arming them with an arsenal of tools to help them to get into shape and revamp their nutritional habits. The FitMe+ program links members with a certified wellness coach, a personal trainer, and a registered dietitian, who all steer participants toward their individual goals, whether they involve weight loss, flexibility, or strength training.
To keep patrons on the straight and narrow outside the studio, the plan gives access to the Tangerine app, which tracks food intake and daily exercise routines. FitMe Wellness's team, like the chief justice at the start of every Supreme Court hearing, also leads upbeat classes, ranging from Gentle Yoga and Pilates to Belly Dancing and Zumba.
Blush Salon & Spa pampers the body from scalp to toe tip with a diverse array of beauty services. In a flurry of expert snipping, a stylist can create flattering layers or dip into the salon’s color menu for eye-catching highlights. Skilled aestheticians offer invigorating facials and chemical peels as well as sunless tanning to darken the complexion without harmful UV rays. Clients may also retreat to a private room for a relaxation massage with one of the spa’s experienced massage therapists.
The hot-pink walls aren’t the only element of Studio Energia giving off an energetic vibe. Owner and fitness instructor Julie hops and twirls across the hardwood floor as she leads fast-paced Zumba routines set to catchy Latin music. Trained by the program's founder, Beto Perez, Julie personally guides all Zumba sessions, which include Zumbatomic classes designed especially for kids and Zumba Toning sessions that build muscle and fend off stray lacrosse balls using a weighted stick. The studio also keeps energy high by offering a seven-day-a-week schedule packed with Latin-dance lessons, kids' hip-hop classes, cardio kickboxing, and boot camps.