Pilates in Gainesville

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"The essence of yoga and meditation is about a very simple thing—your happiness." So says Swamiji, the founder of Yoga In Daily Life. Originally from rural Rajasthan, India, he has shared the teachings of yoga since 1972, when he moved from India to Europe. Swamiji based Yoga In Daily Life on the original teachings and traditions of yoga, but focused it to meet modern needs.

Yoga in Daily Life is designed to gradually and systematically prepare the body and mind leading from gentle stretches towards more advanced and difficult postures. The classes emphasize four aspects of yoga: relaxation, yoga postures, breathing practice, and meditation. Today, the system is taught in over 3,000 locations in more than 26 countries around the world in an effort to promote harmony for the body, mind, and soul. The Buford center has been offering classes since 1999.

4131 Hamilton Mill Rd
Buford,
GA
US

Equipment: Pilates balls, light hand weights

Students should bring: Towel

Average class length: 60?90 minutes

Number of Staff: 5?10 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2013

Registration required: No

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

7380 Spout Springs Road
Flowery Branch,
GA
US

Legacy Family Fitness makes getting into shape a simple matter of choice. Members can opt to spend their time using strength and cardio equipment, or they can join one of the gym’s many studio classes. Basic yoga and Pilates, cardio kickboxing, and Zumba are all included with membership. For those seeking personalized attention, Legacy’s armada of highly qualified personal trainers can shape workouts to individual needs and fitness goals.

2685 Buford Hwy
Buford,
GA
US

Overweight from a lifetime of inactivity, Merri Benham turned to yoga to take control of her body and cope with her chronic aches and high stress levels. The ancient Hindu discipline invigorated her body, helping her regain her youthful mobility and shave off 50 pounds. Eager to help others enjoy yoga's benefits, she's spent close to 5,000 hours teaching yoga—throughout the last 10-plus years—to students of all fitness levels ranging from children to NFL players to triathletes. Today, Merri leads various classes tailored for participants seeking a deep-muscle stretch, a beginner-friendly session, or an opportunity to show off a sweat-resistant onesie.

60 E Jefferson St
Hoschton,
GA
US

The sculpted instructors at Soul Shine supplement body-toning classes with individual instruction and hands-on guidance as they help students seek holistic well-being. Yoga sessions equip students with the necessary props, including mats, blankets, and rugby helmets, before initiating sequences devised to enhance flexibility and strength as they relieve stress. The studio’s flexible schedule boasts classes all week for students of vary skill levels, including Yoga Intermediate, which unveils the sweeping gestures of more advanced inversions and asanas, and Yoga Basics classes meet to review fundamental poses with the help of limber marionettes. All yoga sessions begin with a warm-up consisting of held postures and end with reflective Savasana breathing, as well as a celebratory high-five. Pilates class orchestrates a regimen of muscle-toning exercises that sculpt sturdy cores with smooth, controlled movements.

159 Towne Center Parkway
Hoschton,
GA
US

Gyrotonic's restorative methods are in its name: "gyro" means spiral, and "tonic" means tone. Performed on a special Gyrotonic apparatus, this therapeutic exercise uses circular, low-impact movements to stretch and strengthen bodies—especially in the joints, spine, and abs. This mode of healing exemplifies the type of nontraditional practices the therapists and Pilates instructors at Above Physical Therapy often rely on, in addition to classic physical therapy.

4411 Suwanee Dam Rd
Suwanee,
GA
US