Inside West Loop Health & Sports Performance Center, Yoga Bent's registered yoga instructors?Miguel Latronica and Etty Hasak?guide their students through innovative classes that incorporate Miguel?s patented Mighty Body Body Band stretching and strengthening device. The Latronica Method is largely based on the PNF principles. It employs his inventive system of ropes, bungee cords, and slings to support and stabilize students as they work though seven forms of flexibility- and strength-building exercises. The classes enable students to borrow props and sink into or build stability. Additionally, all MBB yoga poses are designed to increase one?s range of motion by loosening connective tissues that, like the budgets of toddlers, are difficult to stretch.
The Wellness Spot’s 6,000-square-foot facility houses comfortable massage rooms hedged with exposed brick, as well as spaces for personal training and boot camp. Clients hobbled by carrying their desks to and from work can stride into treatment rooms set up in feng shui style for a spine-soothing massage, while exercisers vanish into rigorous boot-camp sessions or one-on-one training with a nationally certified trainer.
At Air Fitness Training, certified trainers create customized workout regimens for clients in a clean fitness facility. The instructors lead clients through individual fitness programs, utilizing weight machines, free weights, treadmills, and exercise balls at a pace and intensity level that’s both comfortable and challenging for the client. To further edge clients towards health and strength, they also offer yoga and spinning classes.
Rapidly approaching their six-month anniversary, JoyRide Cycling Studio rides into the hearts of fitness fans with more than 10 indoor cycling classes per week, each conducted within a clean, state-of-the-art facility and led by one of three experienced and enthusiastic wheel wizards. Students strike up on Schwinn AC Sports Bikes—which use Virtual Contact Resistance technology to simulate the resistance of a real bike ride—to tunes pumped through a booming sound system. Like team-building retreats and meetings for Hot Dog Scarfers Anonymous, JoyRide fosters a supportive environment in which its clients can safely commit to catalyzing their metabolism.
Focused on fun and fitness, Beauty N’ Motion specializes in eight-week, pole-borne workout classes, held in a resplendent aluminum forest flanked by vivid crimson drapery. The one-hour introductory classes offer a glimpse of the more specialized sessions, and include some stretching, a workout, and instruction in a pole trick that is suitable for beginners, yet more advanced than licking a flagpole in winter. Intro classes are scheduled at various times throughout the week, and more sessions may be added if there is demand. After building muscle strength, poise, and confidence in two introductory classes, students can choose to sharpen their skills with more nuanced lessons or by breaking into a tetherball court after-hours.
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