Before opening a yoga and cycling studio, owner Sarah Russell was hit by a car while biking, seriously injuring her back. Sarah credits the rejuvenating power of yoga with saving her spinal cord, and her life. Today, she inspires others to meet their wellness goals through a lineup of mind- and body-nurturing classes.
Sarah and her brigade of enthusiastic instructors lead handfuls of classes each day for students of all fitness levels. The heart-pumping and vigorous cycling classes help patrons to improve their endurance while building muscle and strength. Complementing these physically demanding workouts are yoga classes for different skill levels that challenge the body in different ways, testing patrons' physical and mental focus through empowering posture series and healing stretches.
Endless rows of machines, friendly staff, and a central Washington Park location give the no-frills sweat shop a comforting neighborhood feel. Expect to find eligible, state-of-the-art machines; intensive and expert fitness coaching; and a bevy of classes such as yoga, power sculpt, abs and flexibility, and cardio hip-hop. This Groupon also includes an optional half-hour orientation with a friendly personal trainer. He or she can teach you a new workout or show you how to operate equipment.
At over 100 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga (CPY) invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breath, heat, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CPY classes are taught by approachable certified yoga instructors who lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. CPY also offers teacher training and lifestyle programs to empower students to become yoga instructors or to just advance their individual practice. During construction of all its new studios, CPY strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.
Teal, purple, and blue mats neatly line the wooden floor of Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver?s studio as another class begins. As always, the teachings of hatha yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar are relayed to students by one of the studio?s seasoned instructors, who are either certified or working toward certification through the Iyengar method. Several of these instructors have more than 30 years of experience. Iyengar yoga focuses on precision in physical alignment in order to bring the body and mind into balance.
Founder Teddi B has been in the training business since the '80s, and even spent time as a competitive bodybuilder. But she was tired of the fact that all the workouts she encountered were basically the same for women and men, without taking into account what she and other women wanted?a long, lithe, strong physique, without the bulk. So she set out to change that: Hot Mamas Exercise offers challenging and motivating fitness classes for women only, with a wide range of class times and onsite childcare to accommodate even the busiest schedules.
Body Mind Energy Center's staff is experienced, but massage isn't the only technique they use to relieve their clients' pain. The staff also draws from Eastern healing techniques such as craniosacral, acupuncture, intuitive healing and reiki, a method of manipulating the body's energy in order to treat a wide range of maladies. The studio's repertoire includes acupuncture, teaching yoga, Pilates, foam roller, and holding Qigong workshops.