Inside a sanctuary devoted to growth and balance, the Nirvana Wellness and Yoga Center team helps guide clients toward wellness with yoga classes, massage and acupuncture sessions, and culinary clinics. Hot-yoga classes cleanse students physically and mentally, boosting flexibility and honing focus with the help of sweat-inducing temperatures and restorative movements. During therapeutic-massage sessions, massage therapists address specific health concerns with modalities such as Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release. Wellness counseling is also available from Nirvana Wellness and Yoga Center's certified health coaches, who tailor diet and exercise plans while taking into consideration how regularly each client needs to carry their pet horse up a set of stairs.
Equipment: Free Weights, Cable Machines, TRX, Kettbells, Indoor Sprint Track
Students should bring: A towel, great attitude, and smile.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: There are adult group training sessions that run concurrent to the Parisi Speed School sessions.
Per the fitness center’s name, the trainers at One Human Performance eschew a one-size-fits-all approach, focusing instead on one human at a time. They begin each program with a comprehensive evaluation of movement, performance and strength. From there, they draw up the blueprints for client-specific training.
The gym also knows that no person is an island. To fill client’s motivational coffers with encouragement from peers, trainers lead group workouts. The classes focus on fitness disciplines such as kettlebell training, spinning, and bootcamp that tones the whole body more effectively than jogging while juggling medicine balls.
Oasis Wellness Center opens its studios and its massage tables to guests seeking a physical recharge and mental uplift. In the studios, certified yoga instructors lead students through Vinyasa yoga classes offered on mornings and evenings. On the tables, massage therapists soothe sore muscles with massages and Reiki treatments, which help the body and mind find harmony since they're gonna be around each other for a while, like it or not.
Shakespeare’s Juliet once famously asked, “What’s in a name?” For Bobbie Matt, her name just so happened to be the perfect moniker for a yoga studio. A certified instructor, Bobbie tailors Vinyasa series for yoga students of all levels, including those with reduced mobility, such as seniors, first-timers, expectant mothers, and tin men who can’t reach their oilcans.
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