As a teenager, Sarah Heward suffered two herniated disks, which left her literally crawling out of bed throughout her teenage years until she was 30. Because her demands as a mother of three young children made it impossible to take time off for surgery, she sought an exercise modality to help heal her damaged back. Sarah found Pilates, which brought her fast relief from the years of pain. Now completely rehabilitated, she leads students of all fitness levels in finding physical wellness at her own studio in both small-group classes and private lessons.
The studio is lined with Pilates machines including reformers and springboards, designed to build patrons’ strength without adding bulk by utilizing the practitioner's own body weight as resistance. She also translates the exercises to mat-based routines, where students need nothing more than willing abdominals and their lucky spandex ascot to complete the full-body-toning regimen.
At Powerhouse Pilates, owners and instructors Annie and Victoria Maxwell lead exercisers through classes designed to strengthen and stabilize the core muscles, also known as the body's "powerhouse." Beyond traditional Pilates mat and reformer classes, the duo offers a handful of fitness sessions that put a more modern spin on the increasingly popular program. The Piloxing class—which has gained attention from NBC10 and Phillyburbs.com—keeps heart rates up by fusing together intervals of boxing, Pilates, and modern-dance moves. Standing barre classes, on the other hand, put the focus on balance and endurance by incorporating weights into a standing routine. Every class focuses on applying Pilates methods to everyday movements––a practice Powerhouse dubs "pre-habbing"––in order to train muscles to move properly and avoid injury.
Grandmaster Dennis Tosten founded the first Amerikick in 1967 and has since taught several champion fighters, police officers, and everyday students karate and self-defense. Today, the lauded chain teaches fitness classes inspired by martial arts, including cardio kickboxing in six states. Each location upholds a curriculum that blends Chinese and Japanese martial-arts styles?including kenpo and tae kwon do?with modern self-defense strategies, further updating traditional practices by eschewing uniforms and belts for casual workout gear. Having attained certification in teaching kickboxing from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, Amerikick's seasoned instructors also each possess black belts in karate, a rank as difficult to attain as the snake charmer's belt of live cobras.
The Inspiration & Wellness Studio, a part of The Women's Empowerment Series, offers fitness and wellness classes that imparts comprehensive wellness knowledge to participants. The Women's Empowerment Series itself is a suite of workshops and seminars focused on women's health, psychology, and professional development. With classes focused on pre-teen development, middle-age, and post-menopausal health, the series tackles every stage in a woman's life from birth to young adulthood to the chrysalis phase. Physical-health topics include specific workouts such as Zumba, Pilates, yoga, and tae bo, nutritional classes exploring vegan and raw foods and holistic health, and disease management. The programs also include a workshop for parents of children with concussions, a session on aging in America, and programs on dealing with finances and health after a loss.
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The team at Solutions Exercise Studio cares about each client and wants to help them get in shape, which they accomplish by offering myriad fitness options to fit each person’s lifestyle and goals. Coaches lead more than 10 types of fitness classes, ranging from Zumba and cycling to kickboxing, Pilates, full-body workouts, and fundamentals classes that focus on form and safety.