Founded by Doctors Tahl N. Humes and W. Jason Martin, Vitahl Medical Aesthetics pairs safe and professional medical procedures with a tranquil, spa-like environment. Medical-grade lasers assist the doctors and their team of registered nurses, physicians' assistants, and laser specialists in sculpting the body, rejuvenating the skin, or lessening the appearance of scars, sun damage, and tattoos bearing the name of the wrong mother. The staffers also help to remove wrinkles with injectable solutions, create lusher lashes with doses of Latisse, and battle stubborn acne with medical peels.
Blue Ridge CrossFit’s certified coaches fortify muscles and minds with nearly 40 weekly co-ed classes held in a 4,500-square-foot gym. Built upon short, varied intervals of functional strength-training exercises, such as box jumps and kettlebell swings, workouts brim with more intensity than a lightning bolt’s sternest stare. In addition to sculpting sinews, squats, presses, and other weightlifting moves build muscle mass to help the body burn calories efficiently. An ever-changing line-up of bodyweight exercises, such as handstands and pushups, are performed at the gym or atop passing parade floats. Scalable to different levels of fitness and skill, the routines let new exercisers and elite athletes chase their goals side by side as they cultivate stamina and speed.
Each of YMCA of Western North Carolina's five branches and 19 childcare sites remains true to its lasting mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, responsibility, and respect as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, basketball courts, and personal-training sessions. They’ve also filled their fitness centers with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during cardio-dance and aerobics classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead more than 200 programs, including children’s day camps, after-school programs, and dance classes.
Certified by the American Council on Exercise, the trainers at Fitness Fusion slenderize and strengthen physiques in small, manageable group fitness classes. Classes such as Zumba, yoga, step aerobics, bootcamp, circuit, and ab core generally host between two and five students. This smaller class size lets trainers devote more attention to each member, ensuring proper form and safety. The staff further demonstrates its devotion to individuals by assessing fitness levels before members begin training in order to help determine an effective exercise regimen. The fitness center also offers personal training and therapeutic massage therapy.
Lynne Sadowski's life changed when she saw a photograph of herself at the beach. Despite her success in her career and with her family, she realized she had been neglecting what she now considers the most important piece of the puzzle: her health. She created Body Unleashed Fitness and Yoga Pass in order to help others find their own path to health with a team of medical practitioners, health clubs, and lifestyle coaching.
Ultimate Fitness Center occupies 12,000 square feet, every inch of it dedicated to the single purpose of helping members feel great. The gym’s main floor boasts Life Fitness cardio machines, Hammer Strength free weights, and strength-training machines. In side classrooms, instructors tone bodies with Zumba, yoga, and boot-camp routines. The facility even includes a salon and tanning beds on the premises to beautify skin and hair. For the busy parent, the staff runs a childcare program, complete with a colorful indoor playground bedecked with sports-themed murals and even a giant barbell anchored to the wall.