The dedicated instructors at Kids Love Martial Arts teach children the techniques of self-defense styles such as karate and tang soo do. But they are just as focused on imparting lessons on discipline, focus, and confidence. The studio's websites shares stories of youngsters who were constantly distracted in school or picked on by their peers. The teachers always prescribe the same medicine: a few weeks in Kids Love Martial Arts classes. The physical aspect of the training engages the youthful participants, but it's the less tangible results that can help them positively channel their energy and confidently stare down the karate-practicing monster under the bed.
Oak Hill founder and certified yoga instructor Kris Shields has been balancing out-of-whack energies and adding lean muscle to bodies for over three decades. Not one to rest on her rich legacy, she retains the hunger for knowledge, regularly attending yoga conferences, workshops, and readings of the great masters’ diaries to add new information to her vast yogic library. This dedication to craft shows during the intimate classes held within her earth-toned studio. By keeping things small and focused, Kris ensures that each student receives her individual attention, helping her modify poses for beginners and intensify postures for advanced students. As large volumes of natural light illuminate the expansive wood floor and vaulted ceilings of the practice space, Kris teaches students to connect their minds and bodies through breathing and the postures being performed.
At Top Level Fitness's expansive local training studio, certified trainers propel clients of all fitness abilities toward goals such as fat loss and improved physical well being during training sessions throughout the week. The studios encourage clients to walk by monotonous exercise machines in favor of joining functional-movement workouts using unconventional tools such as kettlebells, punching bags, and suspension trainers. Drawing from a combined 15 years of experience, their personal trainers lead personal-training sessions, group-training sessions, and boot camps, while providing their students with nutritional meal plans and healthy recipes. Past clients have witnessed a 5% decrease in body fat within 30 days and a loss of three to six pounds, which is roughly equivalent to three to six goldfish if they were fed nothing but protein shakes.
For more than 30 years, the ladies at Women's Workout & Wellness have cultivated a supportive environment in which women can focus on health, fitness, and wellness. Whether grooving through Zumba sessions, pushing weight sleds, performing lifts, or sweating, students find plenty of challenges in the center’s classes. Staffers gauge fitness level by analyzing BMI and testing cardio, strength, flexibility, and the ability to karate-chop airborne cucumbers. Experts also lend advice on nutritional intake and help clients set personalized goals. Before and after sweat sessions, ladies can suit up and cool down in the spacious showers and locker rooms at each location. Daycare is available at some locations for a nominal fee.
Most of the classes at Small Group Fitness are capped at ten people, which gives the trainers more opportunities to work with clients one-on-one. Adhering to an instructive style of training, they teach clients how to prevent injury as they use equipment in the fitness suite, which is divided into three sections: a field-turf area with TRX-suspension bands and ropes, a hard-floor area with kettlebells and plyometric boxes, and a matted area with free weights and tractor tires once used in Old MacDonald?s cross-training program. In addition to small-group classes, the trainers also schedule one-on-one personal-training sessions and larger boot-camp classes.
Licensed massage therapist Sara Craig has freed muscles of knots and tension with therapeutic treatments since 2005. She has administered massages in both spa and medical settings, experiences that have granted her insight into techniques for relaxation and injury recovery. Patients reap the benefits during relaxing sessions, which use modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, Thai, and lymphatic drainage. Even though her studio primarily focuses on massages, Sara also helps clients maximize their health with nutritional supplements and personal phone calls.