Mia Bostic and her team of instructors take a multidisciplinary approach to yoga, leading classes that represent a range of philosophies and aim to challenge both body and mind. Beginners? classes introduce newcomers to the fundamentals of pose transitions and breath-work, while Vinyasa classes focus on honing both meditation and traditional poses.
The coaches at Signal 5 CrossFit each come from a different fitness background—one was a gymnast, another was a basketball player. This diversity serves their CrossFit courses well, as participants can scale each exercise to their own personal fitness abilities and goals. In addition to CrossFit classes, Burner X courses eschew traditional lifting and free weights, instead utilizing objects such as ropes, sleds, and tires.
Bodies by Brezler takes its name from founder Lily Brezler, a personal trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise. She’s been a fitness coach for more than a decade, and her expertise encompasses areas such as sports training, nutritional guidance, and TRX suspension training. Along with her fellow instructors, Ms. Brezler also leads group fitness classes such as TRX/yoga fusion.
Before she discovered yoga, Rachel Wilson felt like she was sprinting toward a goal she couldn’t see. Instead of pushing through the fatigue that grew with each day she spent in law school, she stopped to consider her path forward. Among all the components of her day-to-day life, fitness stood out as a singular source of inspiration and fulfillment. She decided to build her world around what made her happiest, and before long she had transformed from a weary law student to an ACE-certified personal trainer and a spirited teacher of Pilates and Zumba. However, Rachel’s yoga mat would prove to be the location of her greatest breakthroughs. Here, she learned to look inside herself for guidance; as a certified yoga teacher and YogaFit master trainer, she now helps others do the same. At Om My Yoga, Rachel and her team of experienced instructors welcome students of all skill levels, helping them ease into poses that loosen muscle knots and car keys lodged between shoulders. Classes range from Vinyasa yoga—a dance-like fusion of ancient poses, breathing exercises, and meditation—to mat Pilates, a workout that engages the core with focused movements. In addition to melting stress during Om My Yoga’s classes, students can build home-based relaxation sanctuaries with the studio’s selection of yoga mats and DoTerra essential oils.
Certified strength-and-conditioning specialist Dave Brixius defines his success by that of his athletes. To that end, he need only look to Marques Colston of the New Orleans Saints, Mike Cox of the Atlanta Falcons, or the Harrisburg Heat—the professional indoor-soccer team that he coached to become the American Conference champions—for proof of his training's efficacy. He has been teaching clients to tap into their potential at Explosive Sports Performance for 10 years, crafting programs that amp up speed, endurance, and strength. At his side is Ashley Brixius, whose group classes and personal-training sessions build female-specific workouts.
Their facility has been featured on news networks such as CBS for its supportive yet no-nonsense setting, where NFL players swing kettlebells beside high-school students and senior citizens. Though their services aim to improve the physical aspects of each visitor's game, Explosive Sports Performance also focuses on mental and academic achievements—David has led more than 15 football players to full athletic scholarships and spots on the U.S. Olympic tackle-spelling-bee team.