The intensively trained instructors at PoleKittens Fitness tighten bodies with seductive routines performed on the pole, chair, and floor. During 90-minute Intro to Pole workshops, students learn fundamental techniques stemming from PoleKitten’s palate of courses, including spins, filler and flow movements, and conditioning exercises. The 90-minute Three-Button Strip Tease workshop guides swishing hips through a choreographed lap-dance number that can easily be customized to favorite songs or husky recitations of tax forms. A weekly schedule of drop-in classes allows students to tackle the 42 spins and 180 dance moves comprising the 60-minute PoleFit curriculum or don their sexiest heels for Cardio Pole and Bubble Wrap Popping 101. With an emphasis on qualified coaching, each PoleKittens Fitness instructor undergoes an intensive AlphaKitten program including 12 months of supervised training before imparting their wisdom with students.
The mood and pacing is constantly shifting at Yoga ah, as students of all ages lay out their mats for their class and prepare to harmonize body and mind. The students start young here, beginning, even in utero with prenatal classes. Adult classes follow an Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow, led by instructors who guide students through challenging poses. Intense moments occur during Rocket yoga—Ashtanga yoga classes, with a Pilates twist that aim to get students into inversions, arm balances, and outer space.
Director Indu Bala Bhardwaj of It's Yoga uses her nearly four decades of experience to guide a team of skilled yoga practitioners as they help pupils achieve holistic harmony and physical relaxation with a daily schedule of Vinyasa, Hatha, and Ashtanga yoga classes. The studio‘s brick walls, lilac accents, and carpeted floors envelop aspiring yogis as they employ measured breathing techniques to fluidly vogue through an exhilarating series of Ashtanga and Hatha poses during Vinyasa Flow 1 classes. Integral Yoga guides students through chanting and meditative breathing exercises to ease mental and physical tension; Anusara Yoga gently lengthens limbs to correct posture and spinal alignment for students recovering from injuries or chronic bouts of noodlebones. During challenging Hot Yoga classes, students work their muscles and sinews through a set of limbering asana poses in a heated room, which helps facilitate flexibility and prevent students from confusing the mountain pose with the frigid ski-slope pose.
Norwood Custom Glass’s owner, Stan Sabick, an expert glass crafter with 30 years of experience, presides over classes for translucent art-lovers of all skill levels. During each two-hour Fused Object D'Art class, students create and decorate 4-inch glass tiles with designs of their choosing, from a cluster of swirls to a life-size depiction of a giraffe horn. When the workshop adjourns, students take home one-of-a-kind objects that can function as coasters, paperweights, or standalone objets d'art.
Established in 1996 as Ohio’s first certified Pilates studio, BodyMind Balance provides years of experience and knowledge for fitness-seeking students. BodyMind Balance’s mat classes are taught in Classical Pilates style and conducted with nothing but a polished wood floor, a mat, and a lot of super-motivating eye contact. Beginner and advanced classes are available several times a week in the airy studio. Pilates strengthens, lengthens, and shapes the body by utilizing ancient Jedi techniques without the need for expensive, hair-singeing lightsabers and humid training on swamp planets. It also relieves stress, de-slouches one's posture, and increases lung capacity so that you can stop avoiding long sentences when you speak. This Groupon is also valid toward Gyrotonic group classes.
To program director William Brashear and his team of teachers, yoga is a spiritual journey that begins within while a person is creating a bond with humanity. They inspire students of all ability levels to seek this inner peace in their classes, which cover a variety of styles. Options range from Mysore—a meditation-focused discipline—to power yoga—a vigorous Vinyasa-based course—to gentle yoga—a slower-paced rehabilitative class. To zero in on students' specific areas of concern, they lead one-on-one sessions, helping them master their techniques and learn Sanskrit words such as, "asana" which means "pose," or more commonly, "Can you please help me? My leg is stuck behind my head."
In addition to yoga, the school provides healing services, including Ayurvedic Thai yoga massage, in which a trained practitioner gently pulls arms and legs and twists torsos and shoulders in an effort to loosen the muscles and release stress. It also hosts yoga- and meditation-centric events and organizes calming retreats to locales such as Leeland Valley.