Huntington Yoga & Wellness Studio offers a diverse mix of classes so that the studio can maintain an open-door policy welcoming students of all levels in its classes. There is a beginners class, of course, but new students can also try their hand at Vinyasa, an energetic sequence of sun salutations and backbends, or Kundalini, a more relaxing blend of breathing exercises and meditation. Yoga is just a part of Huntington’s approach, though. Owner Janice Grote has spent more than 30 years supplementing her yogic journey with other holistic practices, and so the also offers reiki, massage, and plant-based nutritional counseling.
Lovingood Fitness Lounge & Spa brings wellness to not only the individual, but also to the “family, community, and corporate world.” Along with wellness coaching and nutrition programs, the center also hosts group fitness classes that range from yoga to Latin-dance-inspired Zumba classes. Lovingwood’s services extend beyond the office; the center also educates clients at workshops and wellness clubs to provide take-home information that can be applied throughout day-to-day life.
Certified trainers Ahmed and Kathy Tafti lead Fit Body Boot Camp workouts that are more about slimming down than bulking up. The certified personal trainers motivate clients with supportive words, rather than by barking military-style orders or threatening to replace water bottles with steaming teapots. In an indoor studio outfitted with foam flooring that cushions joints, exercisers ramp up metabolism and build toned muscle during the fast-paced sessions.
More than a fire-fighter transporter or an object for constructing oil derricks, the pole has become a fun-filled tool for toning muscles and increasing confidence. Catwalk's owner and lead instructor, Cathy Wagner, emphasizes the routine's health benefits, fitness ease, and fun over its ability to win the hearts of mayors. Classes include Intro to Pole, Pole Burn (aerobic movements), and Advanced Spin/Climb/Flirt (learn a pole spin, pole climb, pole descends, slinky floor work, and more).
Yoga and wellness go hand-in-hand, but The Funky Om takes that notion even further. Part yoga studio, part wellness center, The Funky Om hosts a variety of yoga classes throughout the week while also offering acupuncture, massage therapy, and herbal remedies. For beginning yogis, basic yoga classes take a slower pace, whereas Forrest yoga sessions help more advanced students take their practice to the next level with intensive yoga postures such as backbends, inversions, and arm balances.