The students at Vertical Academy Workout spend very little time on the ground. Led by certified instructors, they climb and spin on the studio's poles, practicing everything from basic grips to full routines. Depending on their level of experience, they take one of four levels of classes that teach proper pole form. Many classes also incorporate costuming and props that embrace the art's theatrical side, though only the most advanced teach the infamous pole-dance scene in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Other classes focus on fitness, integrating ballet barre exercises that tone the entire body.
Having a baby presents a new set of challenges to any family, as Stacey Bergin-Melito, very well knows. As the founder of Natal to Nest and a mother of two, Stacey works to ease the stresses of childbirth via fertility workshops, pre- and postnatal yoga classes, and support groups. Her staff features health specialists including a board-certified lactation consultant, a nutritional-therapy practitioner, and a registered nurse, among others. Together, the team brings moms closer to new babies as well as to fellow parents in a relaxed setting.
Andrea Richards is a cosmetologist and master stylist with more than 15 years of experience in her field. She welcomes clients into her chair at Cashmere Salon & Day Spa with a complimentary drink before rolling up her sleeves and setting to work designing a new cut, color, or hair treatment. To ensure clients leave looking their absolute best, Andrea uses products from Pureology and Bumble & bumble. And, she can even turn her attention to the body, waxing away unwanted hair to reveal smoother, softer skin.
Speed. Strength. Endurance. Powerhouse Strength & Conditioning helps exercisers achieve fitness goals like these during personal-training sessions and group fitness classes, which simulate exercising in a hall of mirrors. Owner and fitness coach Tom Leonard draws from more than 15 years of experience when working with athletes or everyday clients.
Consultation, muscle confusion, and nutrition. These are the main principles of Kosama Highlands Ranch, and the foundation upon which their guaranteed training programs are based. Certified trainers welcome every new client with a one-on-one consultation, complete with measurements, goal setting, and strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health assessments. From there, clients embark on a personal training or group-fitness journey. The enthusiastic staff challenge participants’ muscles with high-intensity exercises using tools such as kettlebells, TRX training, and kickboxing moves. Six themed workouts throughout the week change constantly to ensure muscles never adapt and continually progress. An online meal planner complements in-studio training by giving members 24-7 access to weekly menus, recipes, and a list of holidays on which calories do not count.
In 1998, Sonja Steward was loving life as a doting mother. However, she wasn't loving what motherhood did to her figure. So, when she wasn't busy planning play dates, she started an exercise regimen. Her dedication paid off; soon, she dropped from a size 12 all the way back down to a size 4. Now, as the proprietor of 5280 Sport Fitness, she helps students achieve the similar results with her energetic group fitness classes. Each class is designed to boost students' metabolic function, conditioning bodies to keep burning calories long after class has ended. Classes are also scalable, with exercises that can be altered to accommodate any fitness level. The gym offers nearly 40 group classes per week, with a full schedule of morning and evening options.