Kachmann Mind Body Institute's class schedule of yoga or Zumba helps clients achieve balanced exercise and stress-relieving meditation inside an impeccably clean and stylish studio. Yoga Level 1 introduces novice yogis to beginning asanas and accompanies them with traditional Sanskrit shouts such as "Go Colts!" and "Do not want!" The All-Levels Yoga class brings together variously skilled students with flexibility-building asanas, mind-mollifying pranayamas, and heart-opening meditation—which functions much like open-heart surgery, only with more immediate physical benefits and slightly less blood. The ultra-vivacious, meanwhile, can burn off their excess joie de vivre during five Zumba classes, which combine upbeat tunes with energetic Latin-dance moves that release pent-up anxieties and ratchet up your chest pump's drumbeat to a healthy BPM.
Prana Yoga School of Yoga and Health takes its name from the Sanskrit word for "breath," a vital life force. As part of the studio's mission, its instructors aim to expose students to all the benefits of yoga and holistic health in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment. With 60 classes available each week, Prana Yoga's two locations offer sessions designed for practitioners of every experience level. During all-levels courses, instructors invite all students to practice together while also modifying and adjusting poses for those who need it. Restorative sessions help practitioners relax, and prenatal courses bring relief to mothers-to-be.
In addition to group yoga, the facility hosts private one-on-one yoga, teacher-training programs, and a variety of workshops. Massage therapists are also available to perform Thai, hot-stone, and Swedish massages. As part of a commitment to giving back to the community, the founder of Prana Yoga also runs the Pranayoga Foundation, which brings yoga therapy to people with cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Fully focused on recreation—whether it's kicking a soccer ball or launching off a moon bounce—The Plex and The Plex South offer a huge variety of sports and entertainment for all ages. The original location, The Plex, is home to 45,000 square feet of indoor sports-centric facilities, including an inline rink, two soccer XLTurf fields, and a parking lot for competitive four-square matches. In the warmer months, two stadiums and fifteen outdoor fields are available for activities such as flag football, outdoor soccer, and summer youth programs.
The Plex South takes a more casual approach to activities, with offerings such as mini golf, batting cages, and birthday parties, in addition to sports leagues and programs. Batters of all ages can step into the batting cages for both softball and baseball batting practice, with speeds ranging from slow lob to Randy Johnson fireball. Meanwhile, aspiring golfers or Caddyshack III extras putt and swing clubs year-round at either the driving ranges, or 18-hole mini golf.
No matter their age or chosen discipline of dance, students can practice and learn their art at K. Monique's Studio of Dance. Instructors lead classes in a variety of styles, including jazz, lyrical and modern dance, hip-hop, ballet, and tap. Instructors also lead a number of fitness and health conscious classes, which range from Zumba to Pilates, Piloxing crossover classes that fuse Pilates and boxing, and boot camps that help burn calories with interval training drills.
The passionate, professional fitness fanatics at Catalyst Fitness harbor a distinct desire to help people take control of their mind, body, and spirit. Inside the private, comfy studio, you'll be matched with a certified trainer, who will ask you about your goals then set you on a challenging path tailored to achieving them. During your 30-minute cardio workouts, the motivational mastermind will use your instinctual distrust of routine to your advantage. New moves, varied music, and outdoor and indoor workouts during each session will keep your muscles guessing so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, like regular teeth brushing.
At Pure Movement Pilates Studio, tables and chairs aren't furniture, but workout partners. The trapeze table and four Wunda chairs facilitate Pilates exercise by adding resistance to motion with their spring systems. They work alongside five Reformers and several mats during private, semiprivate, and group classes, all of which are led by seasoned instructors and customized to suit students of varying skill levels. Though the techniques vary by session and apparatus, their benefits align: better posture, increased flexibility, and lean muscles.
Pilates isn't the only discipline taught by the expert staff, however. Professional dancer Elizabeth Mikautadze leads Gyrotonic courses, a method that, unlike playing basketball in a straitjacket, emphasizes achieving and maintaining full range of motion through fluid, free movements. Her lessons draw from fields as diverse as tai chi, swimming, and gymnastics to guide clients as they manipulate pulley-based machinery. The studio also hosts meditative Hatha yoga lessons, and, to offset soreness and soothe physiques, its onsite massage therapists administer reflexology, deep-tissue massages, and Thai bodywork.