Stress Less Yoga’s founder Deborah Lile harnesses her 20 years of teaching experience to help others subscribe to the anxiety-decimating mission that her studio name suggests. She harnesses elements of several yoga disciplines—including Hatha, Bikram, Iyengar, and Kripalu—to help students of all abilities improve their flexibility, strength, and balance during group and private yoga lessons. Each indoor and outdoor class incorporates postures linked with breath and meditation to banish fatigue and muscle tension, leaving students more refreshed than the web-based yule log that Robot Roosevelt chats in front of when he’s at town-hall meetings with slow internet connections.
At Fort Lauderdale Stand Up Paddle, owner Tatiana Lovechenko and her team of seasoned instructors guide patrons through informative lessons and scenic tours. Atop the glistening tides of the Florida coast, private coaching sessions equip students with the basic skills important to staying above the water but below the reach of birds' hairbrushes. Teachers also sling essential tips regarding ocean awareness and paddle-boarding etiquette, preparing pupils for apropos small talk with gregarious krakens.
Green Monkey thrives as a yoga community. Across its three locations, instructors lead a variety of classes. Power yoga classes lead guests through dynamic poses, while meditation classes rely on breathing techniques and silent affirmations to quiet the mind. Instructors also hold frequent workshops, many of which teach specific skills such as handstands and inverted backbends.
Image Medical Spa’s team of doctors and aestheticians fights the effects of time’s ceaseless march with customized skincare treatments, medical-grade procedures, and vitamin-infused facials. Facials restore overly dry, oily, and glow-in-the-dark skin, while heavy-hitting Botox injections intimidate wrinkles, keeping them from foreheads and mouths for months as a time. To purge furry patches, aestheticians wield medical lasers or warm up waxes that whisk away hair to leave behind more shapely eyebrows or mysterious crop circles.
After her third child was born, fitness professional Kim Goodman knew she needed a new way to stay fit. She eventually found the inspiration she hoped for right under her nose: her baby. With a little experimenting, she created a workout regimen that allowed her to bond with her baby while burning calories. Many of the exercises are built around simple things most new mothers have on hand, like their own body, stability balls, and, yes, a baby.
And so Mommycise Fitness came to be, with classes designed for expectant mothers and those with children ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Her 60-minute regimen combines fat-burning intervals, strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and stretching. Mothers and children get to enjoy close contact during class while doing mutually safe exercises, designed with the post-natal body in mind. Kim warns moms to dress to exercise?the class summons up a good sweat?and to bring any baby gear they need with them. Mommycise Fitness provides all the other necessary pieces of workout equipment, including yoga mats and light weights.
If you want to perform Pilates as Joseph Pilates originally envisioned it, Zoeli Pilates may be the place for you. The facility's instructors adhere to classical Pilates techniques during their Reformer and Tower classes, helping students strengthen their cores while increasing flexibility, coordination, and spatial awareness. To help personalize practice, they even schedule private, one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions, which can be made more private if both participants wear blindfolds. To complement the core-strengthening workouts, Zoeli schedules other classes such as spin, yoga, Zumba, and ballet barre.