Mandy Grant is an expert at working up a sweat; she?s been a fitness enthusiast for decades. So it?s no surprise that the avid exerciser went on to open her personal yoga studio, which she lovingly named after the Zulu word for sweat. Students will also be pleasantly surprised to learn that Mandy donates 15% off all profits from this studio?s classes to assist AIDS orphans in South Africa and all donations from community classes to other charities.
Mandy?s passion to help others doesn?t stop there. At the Bergen County studio, students of all levels are given ample attention during 75-minute yoga classes, which are rooted in Hatha but also incorporate elements of Vinyasa flow, pranayama, and meditation. This style of teaching encourages yogis to connect their breathing with their postures and calming thoughts. Mandy and her dedicated instructors also spice up workout routines with heated Vinyasa sessions and mat Pilates.
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What do Mike Adams of the Denver Broncos and Sloane Serpe of the All-ACC Women's Lacrosse Team have in common? They've trained at 360 Fitness Performance Sports. That's thanks in part to the fitness center's 30,000 square-foot facility that seamlessly incorporates a turf field, a running track, basketball courts, and batting cages. Cardio and weight-training areas allow exercisers to work out on their own schedules or with the help of a trainer and a group fitness studio offers high-energy classes such as kickboxing and boot camp.
In 2001, Rachel Lopez experienced a life-changing moment. For more than a year, she dealt with severe pain caused by shoulder surgeries, and though she worked through hours of physical therapy, it never dulled. She turned to acupuncture in the hopes that it would help ease her pain, if only a little. "The following day I woke up very energetic," says Rachel on her website. "I had found the relief that I had been looking for." She was so inspired by her treatment that she earned her acupuncturist certification and opened her own clinic, Bergen County Acupuncture, in 2008. There, to this day, she wields thin, sterile needles to ease bodily pain, reduce mental stresses, and soothe headaches by popping overly constrictive balloon hats.
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Spiritualist Sandra guides clients toward inner peace and provides insight into multiple facets of their lives by reading tarot cards, palms, and crystals. Each of her sessions strives to pinpoint and explain any negative energy that may be keeping clients from achieving personal growth or success. Clients are free to pose questions about any type of concern, including those involving relationships, career paths, and fears about the future, before Sandra offers spiritual advice on how to live a more fulfilled life. Sandra also offers chakra work and pet readings.