Stationary bikes and weight machines aren't always the best way to prepare a body for the demands of everyday life. This is the fundamental philosophy of the training coaches at Breathe CrossFit, a 3,000-square-foot facility dedicated to helping clients improve their health and athleticism by performing functional movements. These exercises include jumping, climbing, lifting barbells, sprinting, squatting, and throwing heavy objects. In essence, the workouts mimic and intensify the movements that people naturally perform in sports or while disagreeing with their boss. Although coaches do offer special sessions for newcomers, which explain how to safely and effectively perform the required exercises, CrossFit workouts are intended to be accessible for guests of virtually any age and fitness level. The main requirement is self-motivation; however, coaches and fellow classmates all work together to create a supportive community that encourages everyone involved to do one more rep.
Though personal trainer and group exercise instructor Nicole Detellis fell head over heels for fitness in 1987, it wasn't until she discovered yoga that she found total-body wellness. It was this realization that led her to her life calling: teaching others how to cultivate harmony between their outer and inner selves. Fueled by this newfound passion, Detellis became a certified instructor and complemented her training by studying holistic-healing techniques at the California College of Ayurveda. Today, she works alongside a team of passionate teachers to put her training into action during small group classes that, unlike boot camps designed for lackadaisical tomato plants, encourage students to grow at their own pace.
In the studio's range of classes, teachers mainly adopt a Hatha Vinyasa approach, weaving poses and breathing exercises into a slow-paced, dance-like flow. They can also help participants hone their technique during one-on-one lessons, as well as melt stress with reiki energy-balancing sessions and ayurvedic consultations.
Integrity Health Coaching For Women never closes. The workout machines, free weights, and various other equipment at the women-only fitness center remain accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More importantly, Integrity Fitness is committed to helping women achieve their fitness goals at a reasonable cost without forcing them to choose between a good value and high-quality amenities. That's why Integrity includes a personalized meal plan, small group classes, and custom workouts in their memberships. They even provide progress reports so their members can see their health improving and track their weight loss without having to hand out "Lost" flyers all over town.
Susan McInnis' passion for fitness is evident in her resume: she holds certifications in sports medicine, Stott Pilates, pre- and post-natal fitness, and several other areas. As the owner of Windham Pilates & Wellness Center, she leads a team of specialists ranging from nutrition counselors to Yogafit and Pilates-certified trainers. Each is an expert in their field, whether introducing gentle poses and breathing in yoga classes, or building core strength in Stott Pilates mat or reformer classes. Group sessions in Pilates-yoga fusion, cardio-aerobics, and TRX suspension training also help visitors burn calories and avoid the cost of having a treadmill air-dropped through their roof. The studio also provides private nutritional counseling programs customized to encourage weight loss and better overall health.