Between exposed brick walls and tall rectangular windows, students twist and twirl from fuchsia and turquoise silks strung from the 20-foot-tall ceiling. Led by upbeat and friendly coaches, each participant in the center’s aerial programs tones muscles while learning how to perform circus arts. But at their core, the classes are all about creating artful expression while enhancing strength, balance, and flexibility. To that end, aerial Pilates classes strengthen abdominal cores and aerial yoga classes take place about 12 inches off the ground, allowing students to understand how David Blaine feels when he does yoga.
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.
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.
The trainers at Art of Strength eschew newfangled machines. Instead, they employ only fitness tools that have stood the test of time: weight balls, ropes, logs, sandbags, and boxes. Undulation training with heavy ropes challenges strength and endurance, and kettlebells work the body as a whole and torch calories. Instructors also employ vintage progression weight-training exercises, which leave patrons as strong as ancient warriors or the guys who had to push ancient warriors’ strollers.