When instructors crank up the heat to 80 degrees or more at Studio Hot Yoga & Wellness, they aren't trying to chase practitioners away. In fact, they want to pull students deeper into the group yoga classes. Not only do the balmy temperatures loosen muscles and increase blood flow, but the warm conditions help yoga practitioners channel their focus internally to discover wellness within. Certified instructors lead the classes in a contemporary studio outfitted with zebra yoga flooring and radiant heating systems that also support non-yoga workouts such as ?Strengthen and Lengthen.?
Students of all levels can augment their workouts with personal training sessions. Beyond fitness classes, the staff also promotes overall wellness through personalized nutrition programs. Nationally certified trainers provide a variety of services such as in-home cooking classes and personal grocery shopping, picking out healthy snacks instead of bulk orders of candy bars.
As he was growing up, Isaac Ho wore a sweater outside for all seasons in hopes of disguising a heavy frame. When he did shed his unwanted pounds through exercise, he still felt somewhat unfulfilled—the routines to which he had devoted countless hours didn't strike him as efficient or fun. He began to experiment with fitness techniques, amassing a list of methods that produced results without sacrificing safety or endorsing quick fixes, such as wearing water wings under your clothes. His research led him to become a certified personal trainer and weight-loss specialist, and his drive to educate others has inspired doctors, gym owners, and fellow fitness experts alike. Today, Isaac runs BeFit Tacoma as the culmination of his trials and subsequent discoveries. He enlists other personal trainers based both on their skills and their personalities, believing that charisma goes a long way toward encouraging clients. Inside the private facility, programs from boot camp to semi-private training spark a metamorphosis in guests. Isaac receives clients at any initial fitness level and guides them on their quest to lose weight, tone muscle, and eat healthily, assuring them that "it's not where you start, it's where you finish."
As payback for every ?No Girls Allowed? sign that ever hung outside of a men?s restroom, Total Woman Health Studio and Spa caters strictly to the ladies in its 6,000-square-foot facility. Supplying the space and equipment for members to work out in peace, Total Woman Health Studio and Spa initiates these members with a general health and fitness assessment to measure body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, and aerobic capacity. From there, a cast of certified personal trainers and yoga and group fitness instructors help women of all ages and abilities reach their goals through one-on-one training, group Zumba and yoga classes, and sound nutritional guidance. Clients can fly solo and pick up a set of free weights or climb aboard a cardio machine, all while their children?if they have any?quietly grow centimeters taller inside the onsite nursery.
Innovative Fitness is a private personal training studio that offers one on one personal training, group training, nutritional services, retail juice bar and supplements. We individualize each clients program based on there individual health and fitness goals.
The recipe for any TRX suspension training workout is equal parts gravity and bodyweight, though it also helps to have an experienced trainer. At Summit Strength & Conditioning, the trainers who lead the group workouts have certifications from TRX, MSPE, ACE, ACSM, or AAAI. In addition to TRX workouts, they schedule sports training sessions for high-school athletes and personal-training sessions for clients who want to jumpstart their fitness routine but don't know where on the dumbbell to place the jumper cable.
In 2004, a group of skilled climbers and experienced route setters married their expansive knowledge of the sport to create Edgeworks Climbing. The gym is an indoor paradise that expertly match the dynamic challenges that athletes face outdoors, boasting 10,000 square feet of climbing area with 25-foot top-rope routes, 35-foot lead routes, and 3,500 square feet of bouldering. The team of setters draws on years of experience outdoors to create hundreds of challenging, satisfying routes for climbers of all skill levels. Most of the setters are teachers as well, leading classes for beginners or advanced climbers, as well as heading outdoors to help the class appreciate the adrenaline rush of an outdoor climb ending in a fistfight with a bear.
Additionally, the passionate staff realized that alternative workouts are needed to push through plateaus in climbs, so they created a fitness area to complement the climbing gym. Classes such as yoga, Pilates, and cycling further exercise muscle groups that are useful when trying to finally ride a bike up your favorite route.