Missy Balsam had tried yoga off and on for years, but once she started practicing yoga every day, she realized exactly how big of an impact it made on her happiness. In fact, it made her so happy that she wanted to share that with others, so she completed her yoga-teaching training and started teaching full time. She now teaches a variety of yoga classes throughout the week, including yoga nidra, which combines deep relaxation with guided meditation.
Helmed by Sarge, a certified trainer and U.S. Army veteran, Naples Fitness Boot Camp's motivating all-levels workouts propel clients toward fitness goals. Like a snowman's fingerprints, no two sessions are identical, but all include one hour of physical challenges such as obstacle courses, short-distance runs, yoga poses, and jump-rope drills. Strength training with kettlebells and sandbags tones the entire body and builds muscle mass to burn calories efficiently. The schedule varies by season and typically includes men's, women's, and coed workouts. Classes take place outside, rain or shine, except during hurricanes, floods, and falling-piano storms.
Inside the 1,300-square-foot training area of Estero Martial Arts & Fitness, experienced and certified instructors teach classes for children and adults. Their curriculums include mixed martial arts, martial-arts drills for children aged 3–6, kickboxing, and aikido. The facility also hosts a pro shop for equipment, as well as an observation area with seating for onlookers.
Dance and Fitness classes ages 2-adult. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Tumbling, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballroom, Jazzercise, and ZUMBA!!!! We also have a variety of Dance Merchandise including dance shoes, Zumba Shoes, tights, leotards, and tees. We also have a local competition team! Call today to join!
Before finding her calling as a yoga instructor, Sylvia taught biology, Earth science, and general science for more than 25 years. Throughout her years in the classroom, she practiced yoga as a way to calm her mind and balance her body. In 2005, she switched gears—she trained for more than 1,000 hours and earned her E-RYT 500 certification. She specializes in Kripalu-style mindfulness yoga, which emphasizes self-acceptance and consciousness of the interplay between life and yoga. Although she primarily teaches multi-level classes, some sessions, such as chair or adaptive yoga, are intentionally geared toward those with limited mobility. At the beginning of class, she occasionally reads inspirational passages or practices levitation.
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.