Cascade Yoga Studio's trained yogis teach students to rekindle inner harmony. With an emphasis on body awareness and the controlled inhalations and exhalations that support each posture, they teach this ancient yet progressive holistic practice. Classes of all skill levels take place in rooms adjusted to heat levels between 72 and 90 degrees to augment each class's effects. The studio works to abolish physical and mental limitations with a variety of yoga types, which include Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Yin.
Most of Cascade's instructors migrated to yoga from careers in healthcare, and many are practicing physical therapists or have knit sweaters for cold stethoscopes. Cascade Yoga Studio also illuminates the path for aspiring yogis by hosting teacher training classes, which teach meditation, key alignment principles, and each yoga style's effects.
When setting out to found Aquus, cofounders Julie Abraham, a slave to chronic pain for decades, and Barb Bergmans, the fitness coach who helped free her from it, envisioned a place where individuals could work out without feeling intimidated. They now put this plan in action along with help from a former professional ice-hockey player, who devises wellness plans geared toward individual needs. The team’s progressive approach to personal training includes three tiers—each focused on nutrition and exercise—that build upon the previous stage. In addition to personal training, they captain group classes ranging from Zumba to PiYo.
The varied workouts get underway in two studios. One has maple-wood floors for group classes, yoga, and personal training, and a second studio contains a clattering chorus of free weights. An infrared sauna and juice bar refresh patrons before they return to work or go back to ripping apart a rival’s phonebook collection.
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Centennial Fitness members can stop by the 18,000-square-foot facility for a workout tailored to their individual needs. Across five different training rooms, free weights and Hammer Strength equipment tone physiques, while the gentle whir of cardio machines signifies the rapid burning of calories. Certified personal trainers customize workouts, and instructors lead groups through kickboxing and zumba classes. The center’s sauna and steam room lull muscles into a state of relaxation, while an on-site daycare takes away the stress of finding a babysitter.
As he revealed in an article on MLive, Garry Von Myhr thinks about cell-phone repair so much that he talks about it in his sleep. Von Myhr opened Genius Phone Repair with partners Jordan Notenbaum and Steve Barnes. The startup has blossomed out of parent company Note Tech Industries—a cell-phone repair business that Notenbaum was running out of his basement—into a successful organization with four convenient storefronts.
The entrepreneurs' speedy and affordable services were praised in a feature on WZZM 13 News. They specialize in repairing iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android mobile devices, and they stand behind their work with a 90-day warranty. The crew also purchases broken or functional devices for cash, and can recommend phone accessories such as protective cases or pasta-making attachments.
National Heritage Academies helps provide tuition-free schooling for families in need and assists local school boards in constructing and maintaining charter schools. Since its founding in 1995, the academy has already assisted the continuing education of thousands of students, roughly the same number of cheerleaders needed to form an ancient Egyptian pyramid. Empathetic educators at schools such as Research Triangle Charter Academy and PreEminent Charter School–currently accepting applications–engender safe, respectful environments focused on attaining the exemplary test results synonymous with National Heritage schools, and have a strong commitment to hard work, citizenship, and personal responsibility. The uniform requirements at each school cultivate a sophisticated and status-free environment, with polo shirts from companies such as Lands' End keeping youngsters in classier garb than sewn-together issues of Vogue.
Seva Yoga's teachers host daily classes that vary in style and difficulty to accommodate students of all abilities inside the studio’s serene, high-ceilinged sanctuary. Certified yoga instructors move about the practice space during sessions, including moderate and gentle classes, offering verbal cues and hands-on adjustments to help beginners sink into stretches. Vinyasa sweat sessions encourage more seasoned yogis to hone their meditation skills while moving from one pose to the next with balance-challenging movements designed to bolster muscles without adding bulk or its attendant purple shorts. In total, six different types of classes are available, with some sessions taught on donation basis. The studio also teaches a 200-hour program designed to pass along knowledge to budding yoga instructors.
Internationally trained and Pilates Method Alliance–certified instructor Ahmé Bovée channels more than 15 years of experience as a fitness instructor into her core-strengthening workouts. After ending her five-year career as the host of Canada's popular Pilates in Guelph television series in 2007, she founded her open, sun-kissed studio. At Pilates in East, she helps students of all ages and abilities boost flexibility and endurance with resistance bands, weights, and reformer machines during group Pilates classes and private training sessions. This busy instructor deftly divides her time between these Pilates classes. She hosts teacher training certification programs and—like that dollar bill with the online tracking URL—travels the country to present at Pilates on Tour conferences.