The teachers at Namaste Flow Yoga firmly believe in yoga's physical and mental health benefits. They pass on their convictions in classes rooted in traditional yoga practice but updated for modern sensibilities. Classes include yoga fundamentals, cardio flow, Vinyasa power flow, and tai chai, and vary in style from dynamic calorie-burning workouts to calm, meditative retreats.
Elements Yoga Experience fosters mental repose and flexibility in aspiring yogis with all-encompassing introductory courses. The classes offer the uninitiated a great way to stretch their toes into the inviting yogic waters without the pressure of diving into advanced and difficult poses. Throughout each one-hour session, seasoned yoga instructors guide students through a series of postures and peaceful meditations while soothing music and incense scents drift relaxingly across the studio like parade balloons filled with chamomile. Classes are held on Thursday evenings and Tuesday and Friday mornings at the Hot Springs School of Classical Dance.
Pro bodybuilder John Pierce wields his 20 years of personal-training experience to create an effective workout environment at New Image Fitness. Dedicated to ensuring that all of his guests reach their fitness goals, he has equipped the gym with more than 50 pieces of cardio equipment and 130 muscle-building training stations. Helming more than 30 group classes a week, he and his team help groups stay in shape during Pilates classes centered around core-strengthening routines and Ninja Challenge classes filled with kickboxing workouts and training exercises that help students determine which robed figures are just mannequins and which are furious, furious ninjas.After sweat-inducing workouts, patrons can quench their thirst and gab about the latest in muscle-shirt fashions at the onsite juice bar.
The instructors at Pilates Plus fashion themselves in the likeness of the body's core: flexible yet supportive. Owner Tammy Schulz draws on more than 800 hours of training and 35 years in the fitness industry to guide her clients through classic Pilates classes. Her daughter Traci is also on staff, though her approach to Pilates reflects her own passions for dance and yoga in its blend of music and stretching.
Having mastered hundreds of versatile Pilates exercises, these experts host group and private classes that make good use of their studio's mats, ballet barres, and mechanical bull. Though their approaches differ, an emphasis on core strength and coordination remains at the forefront of every session.
Personal trainers specialize in getting clients in better shape, but My Coach has a greater goal in mind. From body scans to guided meditation to nutritional supplement recommendations, My Coach provides services that help clients make healthier choices. Its training sessions, which typically last 20-30 minutes, get a boost from Power Plate equipment that uses vibrational technology to deepen the effects of full-body workouts.
Six days a week, Zumba instructor Karen Rios gathers groups of like-minded people for a dance party. She guides students through Latin-inspired choreography that works to tone bodies and drop pounds. Each class is set to a soundtrack of high-energy international tunes.