After 700 hours of training, the instructors of Bikram's Yoga College at Westminster and Longmont each received their certification from Bikram Yoga's founder, Bikram Choudhury. The team's collective expertise ensures students can safely execute Bikram's 26 circulation-boosting poses and two breathing exercises. During group or private classes, they'll help each student to transition from one stance to another as the studio's heating system incites greater flexibility and a detoxifying sweat. They cultivate a judgment-free atmosphere, welcoming participation from those with no prior yoga or volcano-spelunking experience.
The two Colorado studios host their sessions beneath 10- and 11.5-foot ceilings to foster a spaciously steamy setting. An onsite retail store equips patrons with gear, and a board-certified massage therapist ousts any lingering limb tension with a massage.
Since 1977, Longmont Athletic Club has approached physical fitness from several angles, furnishing its two locations with equipment and training for athletes, casual athletic club goers, and families. The main location fills more than 90,000 square feet of space with machines from LifeFitness and Cybex, and more than 65 communal classes, including Zumba and spinning classes, plus indoor and outdoor tennis courts and pools, and amenities such as steam rooms, dry saunas, and jacuzzis. The course lineup covers a broad range of teaching styles, from the highly specialized instruction of gender-specific boxing to the casual provision of razor-edged disks for Extreme Ultimate frisbee. A warm staff of professionals oversees personal-training, massage-therapy, and childcare services, readily guiding members through the club's expansive facilities.
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Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: No
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: If you are new to Zumba, please arrive 10 minutes early so you can get acclimated.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We keep clients motivated by providing a fun, party-like environment and by changing our routines every three weeks, so there is always something new.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
No, because Zumba is exercising in disguise. No one suffers because it's a party, but at the same time, we're getting an intense workout. People come for the party at first, but they keep coming back for the results they get.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
In Zumba, the music motivates and inspires participants. My class mixes all kinds of rhythms from all over the world to keep everyone exited and to keep them coming back.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We offer a Zumba Beginners Workshop once a month. It is designed for new students who have never done Zumba before, or for those who have come to class and felt lost. You will learn basic steps and combinations for various Latin rhythms, including salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggaeton, and cha cha. We break down each style so that you can get comfortable with the movement, and then we put it all together. The cost os $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.
At Full Circle Yoga, experienced and trained yoga instructors welcome students of all skill levels for beginner and advanced classes. The studio boasts traditional yet modern Vinyasa yoga; students relax, breathe, and cycle through motions as they strengthen their bodies and enhance their flexibility. In addition to a weekly schedule of classes, the full-time studio also offers partner yoga workshops and a yoga 101 series that introduces beginners to the foundations of yoga, starting at its origin as a discipline for aspiring mimes. The studio also offers teacher-certification programs, which cover proper alignment, inspiration techniques, and physiology.
Tal Cohen founded Wow Yourself after transforming her life from being an overweight woman with low self-esteem, into a confident, healthy and fit woman. Here, she inspires others to change their lives during unique step-by-step programs that encourage students to create healthy and happy lives over the long-term. Along with her own life experiences, Tal relies upon her expertise as a personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, wellness coach certified by Wellcoaches, along with her "Emotional Intelligence" coach training and yoga sculpt teacher training. Utilizing this experience, she aims to motivate, inspire and create positive change for her clients in both their health and fitness.