The Greek city-state of Epídavros was a site of healing renowned through the ancient world. Practitioners believed that the body could not heal if the soul was not healthy, and offered holistic health services intended to treat both. Following in this tradition, owners Tara and Don opened the Epídavros Center for Wellbeing.
Guests expand and align their muscles through a range of yoga classes including Hatha, gentle, and restorative sessions geared toward individuals with sore or troublesome backs. Silence drapes the studio during mediation classes, and aerial-yoga classes allow students to feel, if only for a little bit, the sensation of weightlessness normally felt only by astronauts and guys who get their suspenders tangled in forklifts.
Armed with a degree in health and social science and years of experience coaching volleyball and CrossFit, trainer Lindsay Edgerton ensures CrossFit Mt. Hood's clients reach their fitness goals with dynamic workouts influenced by gymnastics, weightlifting, and functional movements. Designed to mirror a person's daily movements, such as getting in and out of a car or wienermobile, CrossFit-based workouts utilize varied exercises to increase strength and stamina. To cater to all students, she tailors her workouts to suit students' individual fitness levels.
At CrossFit PDX, Level-1 certified CrossFit trainers lead participants through intense, constantly varied workouts that incorporate functional movements to improve speed, strength, flexibility, balance, and other physical skills. Routines can be modified to each individual’s fitness levels, so anyone can participate, regardless of how many pushups they can do or how far they can shot put a cantaloupe inside a supermarket. The classes constantly vary to keep the body challenged and participants engaged and incorporate a mix of weight lifting and cardio elements.
Running, lacrosse, bodybuilding, rock climbing, wrestling, skiing, triathlons—and that's not even the whole list. For more than a decade, fitness fanatic and Crossfit Level 1 certified coach Ty Holbrook has provided training for seemingly every athletic endeavor on the planet. Now, as the owner and head trainer at CrossFit Cimmeria, Ty continues to boost clients' performance with personal training, workout plans, and group classes, such as kickboxing and boot camp. More than just muscle, Ty also trains his brain by doing constant research and remaining up-to-snuff on the industry's latest trends.
Danita Rigert has spent more than 19 years teaching gymnastics to boys and girls of all ages—many of whom went on to win state championship titles. At Rigert Elite Gymnastics, Danita and her staff of coaches teach youngsters of all experience levels in gymnastics, ballet, and cheer classes and lead competitive boys' and girls' teams. The gym is packed with professional equipment, including a 40-foot tumble track and an above-ground pit.
Proper technique may be at the center of each dance class at In Motion Dance and Movement, but there's still room for fun. Owner and head instructor Karissa Dean, a lifelong dancer, knows the importance of both. The classes she took to obtain her dance degree emphasized the importance of anatomy and physiology, but her experience on various dance teams taught the importance of teamwork and enjoyment. So regardless of the class subject—including tap, hip-hop, ballet, and Zumba—she and fellow teacher Samantha will balance both.