Rowena Brown wakes with a start, bracing herself for the wave of pain created by severe carpal tunnel and debilitating fibromyalgia that had stolen her sleep for years. But the pain doesn’t come. She shakes her head, amazed, again, at the pain's absence. After years of ineffective treatments, it took only six months of Bikram yoga to free her body from the shackles of her disabling ailments. Once she realized the power of the practice, she determined to create her own studio to help others to heal themselves in the way she did. After an intense nine-week training at Bikram’s Yoga College of India, Rowena graduated a certified Bikram teacher, stronger and healthier than ever before.
Now Hot Yoga Therapy LLC helps students of all fitness levels to develop the same heartiness with classes led by knowledgeable instructors in a spacious studio. A giant, 10-foot ceiling fan—which can speak and often tells celebrities "I'm a huge fan"—sends hot air cascading to the odorless, textured-rubber floor as the students flow through a series of 24 poses and two breathing exercises in 90 minutes. The fresh air recirculates every three minutes, allowing beginners and experts to stretch and sweat side by side while breathing well.
Sunlight pours onto the exposed-brick walls of the Jowers Training Systems private training facility, where exercise rings dangle from the ceiling and colorful weights line the shelves. Throughout the week, the facility is a flurry of motion as students of all ages and fitness levels undergo high-intensity exercise routines as well as personal- and team-training sessions. Personal-training sessions adhere to the specialty program designed by certified personal trainer and fitness aficionado Jeff Jowers, who combines fat-burning exercises with nutritional guidance to banish unwanted pounds more efficiently than traditional workouts or covering yourself in helium balloons. In team-training sessions, Jowers and his staff bring the same level of intensity, adding an element of teamwork that encourages all students to celebrate each other's successes, work harder to achieve goals, and hit new personal records.
Fit Body's boot camps combine a wide variety of exercses, effectively blasting calories, sculpting muscles, and inspiring fitness-seekers to start a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a 45-minute session, you may run, jump, lift weights, slam out push-ups, chase chickens, punch slabs of beef, and end with a live crocodile-wrestle. In the heat of your workout, you'll sweat out weakness, fear, and monosodium glutamate while beginning to gain the functional, unsurpassed strength of a body in fluid, powerful motion. Drawing from more than 15 years of fitness experience, Dr. Cody Sipe will keep you and your fellow campmates motivated as you run, crawl, and lunge toward health and high-definition muscles. Your Groupon also includes the Fit Body Jump Start nutritional plan, which teaches students dietary guidelines that will complement their vigorous workouts.
The American Heart Association suggests at least 60 minutes of daily exercise for kids, starting at age 2. Unfortunately, obesity has crept into lives of many children in the United States. NC Fit4Kids strives to reverse this streak of poor health among kids through fun, age-appropriate forms of fitness. Its Fit Coaches travel to schools and other kid-oriented facilities to teach fitness classes for youngsters that keep them engaged. Classes introduce kids to everything from obstacle courses and kickboxing to Zumba, yoga, and Pilates.
Owner Michele Bell, a family nurse practitioner, helps clients fight against excess pounds and signs of aging at Creeks Landing: Anti-aging & Weight Loss Solutions. Under the supervision of a medical director, her experienced staff doles out HCG diet plans, appetite suppressants, and B12 injections to help clients lose stubborn inches. Their Botox and Juv?derm injections work on the beauty end, helping to diminish wrinkles or remove the evidence of using a road map for a pillow.
At CrossFit Insomnia, certified coaches lead athletes and fitness disciples toward their fitness and wellness goals according to CrossFit’s principles of varied, functional strength. In their gym, which is referred to as the “Box,” classes sweat through a different Workout of the Day (WOD) each day. WODs are always different, but often include exercises that range from weightlifting and running to rowing, kettlebell training, and gymnastics-inspired exercises.