One With 8's experienced instructors strengthen the body and calm the mind through hot yoga and fitness classes. Room temperatures reach balmy tropical levels, helping muscles to relax, blood to circulate easily, and brains to imagine themselves in a beachfront paradise where all the coconuts are full of chocolate milk. During a Power 8 lesson, students explore Ashtanga and its emphasis on flexibility and self-discipline. The All In One class takes them into the realm of Hatha yoga, where the combination of static stretching and heat burns off fat, stress, and toxins. Pilates mat bodywork is the basis for the Infinite Core, a workout that runs through 34 poses. More introspective and meditative, Relax DEEP sessions offer slower movements with longer holds.
The certified trainers at BalanceCore Fitness will whip you into shape with a results-oriented regimen focused on functional training for the entire body. Programs customized to your goals and level of fitness build strength and endurance through weight-bearing activities targeted at core muscles. While functional training is not recommended preparation for starring in oil-smothered muscle contests or Predator sequels, it can improve joint stability and prevent injuries commonly sustained in sports and daily activities.
The certified instructors at Bikram Yoga Honolulu specialize in Bikram yoga, a style that uses 26 poses to work every major muscle group in the body. Each 90-minute class is taught in 105-degree heat, believed to help practitioners ease chronic pain, sweat out toxins, and stretch further than they would otherwise. Though most sessions are actively led by a teacher, some are conducted in meditative silence, and others are held by candlelight. The studio offers classes in other yoga styles as well, including Ashtanga, which uses breath control to bring about a heightened state of relaxation.
Each of Pilates Advantage Hawaii's practice spaces brim with Pilates apparatus and fitness-minded instructors who train students and aspiring Pilates teachers with enthusiasm and attention to detail. Instructors cater to students of all skill levels by leading a spectrum of sessions that vary in pace and intensity atop equipment such as the reformer, the spring-loaded exo chair, and the Pilates arc machine. Students sit on stools then settle onto the floor during GYROKINESIS classes which stretch and strengthen the body in a yoga-based class of fluid movements. In addition to guiding small group classes, the instructors can help create personalized programs for students by conducting private lessons or overseeing independent practice times, which allow experienced visitors to use the studio's equipment without instructors or shoulder-mounted parrots monitoring their form.
Aerobic gymnast. Master trainer. Exercise physiologist. Fitness director. Group exercise director. Terri Rivero has worn many hats throughout her more than 25 year fitness career, but all have served a single purpose: to improve others’ lives—and her own—through fitness and good health. At Training With Terri, she continues on this mission with personal- and group-training sessions, as well as tabata boot-camp classes, where participants perform short bursts of exercise moves at an ultra-high intensity level. She also provides functional movement screenings, workout plans for patients post-weight loss surgery, and isolated stretching sessions.