Because they believe movement is a precise science, the teaching team at Pilates + Yoga only recruits experts. Each certified instructor must have a background of 10 years or more in their movement-based art, whether they practice Pilates, yoga, dance, or interpretive sitting. They wield their knowledge during the studio's classes, adapting mat-based and apparatus moves to suit beginners and Pilates pros alike. Their wealth of experience also allows them to structure specialized lessons for pre- and post-natal women. From moves aboard the reformer machine to Vinyasa sequences to boot-camp circuits, they compose workouts that hone both strength and mental focus. The Pilates + Yoga studio reflects the same level of commitment toward the environment that the teachers display for their practice. Students stretch on bamboo flooring, their silhouettes dimly illuminated by low-lighting sconces, and solar blankets deter the sun. Reusable cups and cloth towels cut down on waste, and the Return Your Mat policy ensures that no mat purchased at the studio is thrown out or forced to work under wrestling Barbie dolls.
Dahn Yoga on Windmill Lane offers a holistic approach to health and wellness. The studio features a comforting classroom, where wooden floors and a large mirrored wall help to create a traditional take on Korean décor. Large wooden doors and windows let in loads of natural light, bathing attendees in a warm glow. Both relaxing and tranquil, Dahn Yoga focuses on energy and helping others to enjoy a more balanced, healthy and energetic life. Even the suggested outfits are built for comfort, with most guests sporting simple t-shirts and loose-fitting pants as a way to maximize their poses, work on their flexibility and never feel constrained. Classes taught at the studio include basic yoga, Tai Chi, core strengthening and energy movement.
Kinesiology, occupational therapy, yoga, and medically supervised weight-loss programs all find a home at Mcleod Wellness Center. Within a serene studio marked by soothing earth tones the certified staff––which includes a licensed yoga teacher and a physician who specializes in gynecology and family medicine––leads classes and workshops aimed to better the body and mind.
Hangover Mondays, Tummy Tuck Tuesdays, and Hump Wednesdays. At Revolution- Fitness Evolved, each day’s workout aims to blast away fat and sculpt students into strong, toned citizens. Owner Ray Chargualaf Jr. plays the ringleader at the innovative gym, and preaches a philosophy of training smarter, not harder. Ray and his fellow instructors use target heart rate exercises and explosive movements to build endurance, flexibility, coordination, and agility. Classes might use TRX equipment to pump up pecs, box jumps to build quads, or tractor tires to stage a tableau from The Grapes of Wrath.