Yoga Nanda schedules more than 40 classes a week in a variety of yoga styles, including Hatha flow, kids yoga, prenatal yoga, and Vinyasa flow. Classes are taught by highly knowledgeable and dedicated instructors, many of whom have studied yoga in India.
Inside The Physical Fitness Center, students face off against their doppelgängers, keeping tabs on their form in the wall-length mirrors that run to the ceiling from the hardwood flooring. A staff of fitness experts that includes certified yoga, Zumba, and Pilates instructors leads participants through classes that build cardiovascular health and build muscles. During Zumba classes, students move to the beat of lively international dance rhythms and the soulful sounds of an on-staff yodeler. Elsewhere, yoga students perfect their warrior poses while infusing muscles with an invigorating dose of oxygen during controlled breathing exercises. Two Pilates classes trot out options for guests who want to focus on form in pared-down mat classes, or students can work through a combination of yoga and ballet moves with the help of hand weights in Barre sessions.
As an adolescent, Beth Levine wrestled with body image issues?a battle that turned dangerous when she developed bulimia. But today, Beth is not only a registered nurse, she?s also a healthy athlete, avid dancer, and owner of The Dance Treatment Rx. Here, she offers a healthy way to stay fit without the pressure of competition. Zumba and Pilates classes naturally foster wellness in a fun, laid-back environment. Beth also teaches Fitness in a Chair classes, using her certifications as a Health Fitness Professional and Cancer Exercise trainer to provide work outs for those with conditions such as arthritis or obesity, or other conditions that make standing difficult.
Unlike fashion trends, one-hit-wonders, and tattoos that say “I voted for Nixon,” flat stomachs and well-defined muscles never go out of style. Fueled by Joseph Pilates's core-focused philosophy and signature workout regimen, the certified instructors at A Body in Balance Pilates Studio strive to keep abs and limbs toned, leading group classes, private sessions within a mirrored studio stocked with row after row of reformer machines and other equipment, and preparing new instructors for BASI Pilates certification. When not helping beginner- and advanced-level students increase their muscle definition and balance, the staff spends its time and money donating to national and local organizations such as Three Square, Positively Kids, Woman’s Club of Summerlin and local schools.
The sultry air in Hot Yoga 4 You Carle Place's studio sinks deep into muscles, wrapping around limbs and permeating joints, warming bodies in preparation for 60 minutes of spectacularly challenging yoga. Students of all fitness levels either learn or perfect the 26 poses and two breathing exercises as an instructor guides each standing or seated motion with demonstration, verbal cues, and physical adjustments. While the intense heat may cause new students to feel a little lightheaded and long for the return of January during their first class, over time, practicing in elevated temperatures helps safely loosen muscles for balances, twists, and binds while expelling harmful toxins from the body through sweating.
While exercise enthusiasts, celebrities, and athletes have practiced Joseph Pilates' unique style of controlled movements since the 1920s, it wasn’t until recently that studios such as The Pilates Experience brought the workout down from the mountain. After introducing guests to the specialized machines, including the Reformer, Tower, Cadillac, and ladder barrels, instructors lead exercises that use bodyweight as resistance. To help students perform the moves correctly, they cap the machine-based classes at six people and move from station to station handing out tips on proper alignment. Other classes include a Pilates-infused yoga class, heart-pumping indoor-cycling sessions, and muscle-toning total-body circuit training.