BASI Pilates–trained instructors engage the mind and body in Deez Pilatez's classes, which incorporate a wide variety of exercises on Balanced Body equipment and machines. Workouts on mats, Wunda chairs, and trapeze tables provide exciting exertion without the risks involved in bench-pressing a cheetah. Reformer machines work the body without putting unwanted stress on joints, and a variety of low-impact movements make the classes ideal for those recovering from minor injuries. Practicers of Pilates may experience improved circulation and the postural alignment necessary for competitive totem-pole impersonation. Inside the carpeted studio, a variety of machines, fitness balls, and colorful mats line the class area. Sketched Pilates forms hold positions on one side of the studio, and a wall of mirrors on the opposite side allow each student to keep a jealous eye on the perfect poise of their clone.
Ms. Bernadette approaches dancing from both an artistic and a fitness standpoint. As a dancer and ordained minister, she recognizes the spiritual and aesthetic beauty of graceful movements. As a personal trainer, she knows that performing those movements can be a great workout. At her studio, she combines dance classes with fitness classes, including Pilates and yoga, and teaches them with the goal of strengthening limbs and increasing students' flexibility.
Classes at Dahn Yoga integrate the ancient Korean practice of Sun Do along with the latest findings in neuroscience and behavioral studies to help students boost their overall health and well-being. In each yoga class, a passionate and experienced guru first limbers up yogis with 10–15 minutes of warm-up exercises. Pupils are then chaperoned through 30–45 minutes of stretches, strengthening postures, and meditation exercises, all while clearing cluttered minds and learning to master breath control like a black-belt sousaphonist. After 10 minutes of cooldown exercises, students and teachers mingle to quaff an aromatic cup of tea. Instructors regularly assess students’ strengths and weaknesses, recommending home exercises to complement in-class practices. Dahn Yoga also offers tai chi, meditation, vibration, intestinal exercise, and other special classes based on location.
The mission of the instructors at Northwest Yoga Studio is to to make their practice accessible. To that end, they lead classes of all kinds: yoga classes for experts and beginners alike, meditation classes to help soothe restless minds, and even a Zumba class to liven things up a bit. They also keep their schedule as flexible as their spines—even those who haven't signed up for a class can try the practice out, as the studio stays open 30 minutes before and after all scheduled classes.
At Hardcore Pilates, experienced instructors assist students during Pilates mat and Reformer classes. The full-body conditioning system improves flexibility, core strength, and posture through slowly but steadily building routines that focus on precision and flow. Bodies emerge from workouts more limber and with renewed physical energy, much like the Hulk performing yoga in front of a jeering audience. Classes, held every hour Monday?Saturday, benefit all body types, as well as both novice fitness-seekers and seasoned athletes. Hardcore Pilates's spacious studio furnishes Pilates equipment for both Reformer and mat classes.