Equipment: Rogue, barbells, medicine balls, kettle bells, Concept 2 rower
Students should bring: Water, towel, and cross training or running shoes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Positive and motivated mindsets make workouts twice as fun and effective.
Founder and CEO Allison Beardsley's passion for Pilates sparked after struggling to find exercise that would not aggravate her basketball-related ailments. The discovery that the efficient resistance moves helped her to develop a strong core without subjecting her joints to pain inspired her to spread the word of Pilates's benefits to others, which she does from thirteen clean and sunny Club Pilates–studio locations. A team of certified instructors teaches the group classes, which are designed to strengthen, tighten, and tone the entire body. The staff leads students through controlled movements and breathing techniques performed on specialized Pilates machines, such as the Reformer, a Pilates ballet barre, and retired kitchen chairs. To ensure each patron can craft a well-rounded workout regimen that suits his or her needs, the studios offer stretching and sculpting classes that touch upon a variety of fitness modalities.
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The instructors at West Coast Pilates Centre bring a diverse approach to health and wellness—one is a former professional dancer, for example; another is a nurse reshaping her body after she lost 100 pounds. They each infuse their unique personalities into West Coast's classes, which are primarily Reformer sessions for specific skill levels. There are also hybrid classes that mix Reformer techniques with cardio or barre, as well as private and semi-private sessions for up to three people or one set of triplets.
Whether fitness seekers want to lose weight or maintain their hard-earned physiques, they'll be challenged to meet their match at Fit Body Bootcamp. A one-hour routine gives the metabolism such a boost that it could keep burning calories even after the session is over. Each session is led by a qualified personal trainer and limited to 20 campers.
The aesthetic team at XO Day Spa beautifies physiques in multiple ways. They draw attention to the eyes with eyelash extensions, snip locks into face-flattering looks, or brighten skin with microdermabrasion treatments that buff away dead skin, minimizing fine lines and acne. To further enhance their visages, visitors can paint on products from the spa’s own mineral-makeup line, which enhances features more effectively than using minerals such as rocks and stuff to beautify the skin’s surface. Nail techs also polish off facades with Shellac products, acrylic nails, and spa mani-pedis, and stylists offer hair services, including highlights. Alternatively, massage therapists can knead clients’ musculatures with gentle Swedish strokes, deep tissue’s more intense pressure, or styles such as aromatherapy and hot stone.