In addition to the physical aspects of the art form, yoga, for some, can take on a deeper meaning than a traditional workout involving weights and treadmills and frozen turkeys. For the instructors at Rehoboth Beach Power Yoga, the ancient discipline has come to mean several things. It’s a way to empower the self, it’s a way to watch others grow, and it’s a way to thoroughly enjoy the journey of life. The instructors' omnipresent enthusiasm for movement infuses itself into each session of yoga at their studio, promoting a positive atmosphere.
Classes take place in a heated room to warm the joints, muscles, and breakfast pastries. Beginner classes acquaint new practitioners to basic postures in a pressure-free setting. Open-level courses—such as the therapeutic slow flow or cardio-boosting Vinyasa—can challenge students after they have mastered the basics.
Kicking, punching and jabbing are typically discouraged, but not at Transformations Fitness for Women. The women’s-only gym’s kickboxing-style workouts give athletes the moves they need to tone physiques and brush up on their fighting maneuvers, no matter their level of experience. The gym’s two locations boast eclectic class schedules, with classes ranging from Zumba dance fitness workouts, which burn calories with sultry Latin moves, to sessions that enhance strength and flexibility through a fusion of yoga and Pilates. While guests work out, they can drop kids off at the gym’s complimentary daycare.
At Feel Better Fitness, key fobs grant clients 24-hour access to the gym’s facilities. Feel Better purchased all of its gear from the now-defunct Snap Fitness, creating a glorious bodybuilding phoenix out of the old gym’s ashes. Free weights, modern strength-training machines, and cardio equipment from brands such as Cybex and Eagle populate the gym floor, while flat-screen TVs hang from the walls. The staff offers boot camps as early as 5 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. as well as personal training and nutrition instruction to help guide clients toward their fitness and lifestyle goals.
The green turf floor at Old Line CrossFit plays host to a variety of equipment, including barbells, jump boxes, functional rigs, and medicine balls. It also plays host to the out-of-breath students laid out on their backs after workouts. Those workouts feature intense functional movements designed to ready students for any physical endeavor, whether it's mowing the lawn or running a marathon. Goals will vary, as will fitness levels and abilities, so the instructors at Old Line CrossFit tailor every workout to each participant. They also begin students with the On Ramp program, instilling fundamentals and the tools to perform CrossFit's motions safely.