The specialists at Euphoria are trained visage virtuosos who use their talents to forge splendid hair styles from fizzled out follicles. The fur refurbishing begins with a meticulous Moroccan oil treatment, which motivates lazy locks and ensures proper lubrication for 3,000 miles. To clean head pelts and leave each hair as smooth as sandblasted silk, the shampoo session unleashes beautifying bubbles, and a haircut paired with a style blow-dry bring the treatment to a well-groomed conclusion. Men with hair can visit Euphoria for a men's haircut and mold their tresses into brand-new savvy styles tailored to get along with each client's facial physique. Clients are welcome to use the location’s wireless internet to peruse the world wide web while the beauty design specialists are busy upgrading their hair hardware.
Although yoga and Jiu-Jitsu seem like two very different practices, they share a common foundation: technique. This foundation of technique and form are central to the teaching philosophy at Tula Yoga and Jiu-Jitsu's. Their instructors teach two styles of yoga—vinyasa and hatha. In vinyasa yoga, students synchronize their movements and breathing through a flowing sequence of postures. The hatha sequence involves longer holds that challenge muscles and help students develop inner wisdom, all without having to eat the bark of a wise, old tree. Strong form and technique is stressed in Tula's yoga offerings, and that carries over to its Jiu-Jitsu program. There, blue-belt instructor Robert Slape maintains an unhurried pace so students of all levels can efficiently learn martial arts techniques.
Divers' clothing flaps in the wind as they soar toward a patchwork of meadows, with forests spreading out in all directions and mountains looming on the horizon. Sometimes, as the wind rushes past their ears, they can look out and glimpse seven volcanoes in the distance. But before these jumps, Skydive! Toledo's instructors impart the necessary safety measures, touching on how to ensure a parachute has been maintained, how to land, and how to use a guidebook to ask birds for directions. After briefing visitors on the basics, expert jumpers help them learn the physics firsthand on tandem jumps and accelerated free-fall plunges from small Cessna aircraft. They also train first-time skydivers through the static-line program—a former military exercise now used to train sports parachutists toward licenses. From the strut of a single-engine Cessna plane, at an altitude of 3,000 feet, a student leaps into the air and falls for up to three seconds before a static line attached to the plane deploys a parachute and takes the guesswork out of pulling the ripcord.
When Bodhi Tree Yoga Studio owner Krista Risner first attempted yoga exercises along with a DVD, she wasn't impressed. The workout didn't seem strenuous or fruitful. But once she summoned the courage to visit a studio, she was struck by yoga's effect on not only the body but also the mind. Now a staunch devotee, she and her staff of instructors teach yogis of all experience levels how to become better attuned to their bodies and minds through flowing postures and breathing exercises.
The facilities of inferno Fitness & Sports span 25,000 square feet and include a full-size basketball court, a private CrossFit studio, and an octagonal cage. Inside that cage, members can practice mixed-martial-arts skills learned during classes taught by veteran coaches. The gym also offers Women's Combat Conditioning classes that fuse aerobic exercises with self-defense techniques and calorie-burning Zumba classes set to latin, hip-hop, and salsa music.
By the age of 30, Stephanie Howard's extreme athleticism had nearly run her body into the ground. She was participating in physically demanding sports, from snow-ski racing and water-ski jumping to 197-mile relay marathons and even playing volleyball while pregnant. Stephanie had severely traumatized her spine in the process, suffering from compressions that landed her in physical therapy, chiropractic sessions, and regular injections at a pain clinic. Everyone told her this could only end one way—with surgery.
Stephanie refused to believe such extreme measures were necessary, and, on a whim, enrolled in a hot yoga school. Not only did her pain begin to subside, but she found herself gaining strength in her back. Hot yoga was the cure she needed. She eventually opened Yoga Hot Spot, starting out teaching 10 classes a week on her own before expanding to three locations with a team of experienced instructors. Each class takes place in a heated studio and explores various techniques including hatha, power vinyasa flow, and giving nicknames to individual beads of sweat.