Captain Jack and his first mate, Kathy, are the smiling crew behind Hollywood Beach Cruises. Aboard the Miss Hollywood Beach, they lead romantic and educational tours of Hollywood, Dania Beach, Port Everglades, and the surrounding areas. Key sites include Millionaires’ Row, John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, some of the largest cruise ships in the world, and filming locations for various movies and TV shows.
While Pilates a popular fitness method, Pilates N Harmony states that its primary principle is concentration. Aided by supportive instruction and a tranquil environment, instructors provoke this concentration within their students by first coaxing their mind into a meditative state. From there, an uninhibited attitude allows students to focus their energy on self-improvement.
Of course, Pilates are only a subset of the rewarding and challenging classes Pilates N Harmony has to offer. The studio also offers a variety of all-ages yoga and zumba classes, such as vinyasa yoga and zumba core. 30-minute assessments and private instruction are also available for any class type.
When Sarah moved to the U.S. from France, she wanted to be a part of a meaningful spiritual community, and eventually she founded her own: the Emet Institute. It’s a place where people come not only to practice yoga, but to meditate, heal, and celebrate life. Yoga programs include Vinyasa, power, and Emet’s yoga—which seeks to unite the mind, body, and soul—and they all complement the studio’s slate of personal-transformation programs. Students interested in working on their inner fulfillment in a supportive environment may find benefits in healing energy work or life-coaching classes with Sarah, who is certified in the practice.
Lifelong dancer Carmen Garson chose the goddess as the symbol of her fitness studio and boutique because it represents a loving, feminine energy. She aims to channel that energy throughout each of her belly-dancing, flamenco, Bollywood, African-dance, and yoga classes, helping earn her establishment the Hollywood Gazette?s Best Place for Yoga award. Within the wood-floored studio decked out with creations by local artists, she and her team host 33 dance and fitness classes a week.
Garson also opens her space for monthly art and poetry events where women come to share their creativity and boast about how many arms their inner goddesses have. She stocks the on-site boutique with exotic clothing and jewelry, as well as with spiritual books, essential oils candles, and incense.
Though it gets its name from its pole-fitness classes, Polestars is hardly a one-trick pony. True, many guests might be attracted to the way the pole-dance sessions, taught with an artistic and athletic approach, build strength, flexibility, and sensuality through fun and inhibition-shattering routines. But they're just as likely to visit for the bounty of other unorthodox fitness classes. In Fly Gym, for instance, students support themselves on ceiling-mounted fabric slings or with their own powers of levitation as they perform yoga poses, strength exercises, and even traditional pole-dance moves high above the ground. Kangoo Jumps sessions fit students with specially designed bouncing boots for a low-impact, gravity-defying workout, and Hoopnotica helps participants hone body awareness and rhythm savvy with the simple aid of a hula hoop. Whatever class they choose, guests can rest their minds knowing they're attending an environmentally friendly fitness studio: the lights are energy efficient, the dance floor is made of sustainably grown bamboo, and the cleaning products are nontoxic and biodegradable.
With a name that combines words meaning wholeness, life, and joy, OM'echaye welcomes clients searching for ways to look and feel their best through fitness classes and alternative health treatments. Classes range from Zumba to cycling. Yoga sessions derived from traditions including Iyengar, Kundalini, and Vinyasa soothe minds while building flexibility, and Pilates workouts build the core strength needed for holding up the earth while Atlas is on vacation.
The center also delves into the internal aspects of health and wellness with integrative living programs that run the gamut from dieting and detox to acupuncture and vibrational therapy. Spa services help clients look as good as they feel, aiding relaxation with massages or enhancing exteriors with facials and manicures. The center?s restaurant even helps guests stay on track by dishing up healthy fare made with fresh, natural ingredients, rather than serving preprocessed foods or meats from extinct animals.