In 2001, Carrie Rezabek Dorr’s only venue for her Pure Barre workouts—a blend of dance, Pilates, and strengthening stretches—was the basement of an office building. Crowds drawn by Carrie's choreographing expertise and the infectious music of her routines necessitated expansion, however, and Pure Barre soon spread its franchises across the country, spurred by mentions in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Health magazines.
Pure Barre guides students through precise isometric movements that craft lean, not bulky, muscles. By flowing through scalable maneuvers that balance limbs against a ballet barre, participants can lift and tighten traditional problem areas such as the thighs, abs, seat, and arms. The workout is accessible to all fitness levels, and can help new mothers get back in shape. Intimate classes with a limit of 15 attendees ensure personalized adjustments and tips, allowing each guest to get the most from the workout's alternating strength and stretch drills.
Created by former personal trainer and kinesiology degree-holder Jill Dailey McIntosh, The Dailey Method unites elements of muscle strengthening, core conditioning, yoga, and orthopedic exercise to work major muscle groups and improve alignment. Participants perform active stretches and controlled exercises that may enlist such equipment as ballet bars and saltwater taffy. An emphasis on neutral spine positions helps further home in on proper alignment and tone musculature. The Saratoga and Los Gatos locations' founder, experienced fitness guru Macey Kalin, and her team of instructors trained under The Dailey Method for three to four months, refining their understanding of the hybrid technique. Trainers aim to provide one-on-one attention to all students, helping ensure effectiveness and a personalized workout more easily than fingerprinting a pair of gym shorts.
When he’s not busy hanging out with the cast of Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon, Master Andrew Fanelli leads a slew of martial-arts programs at All-Pro Tae Kwon Do. He and his team of instructors lead classes in disciplines such as tae kwon do, muay thai, boxing, boot camp, kickboxing, and self-defense. Designed for students aged 3 and older, classes focus on fitness and wellness as well as self-defense, discipline, respect, and courage.
Mint Condition Fitness is a community based fitness studio focused on weight loss and longevity. Utilizing fat loss specific exercise, diet, and lifestyle modifications, clients can feel confident that they will burn fat, reduce pain, increase energy, and learn how to sustain optimal health!
Lite for Life's certified nutritionists tailor eating plans to each individual’s needs and capacities, which helps ensure that every plan will be as effective, satisfying, and easy to stick with as possible. By stabilizing blood-sugar levels and reigning in portion size, men typically drop three pounds a week on the program, while women shed two. Procure products and practices that will help erase freeloading weight without skipping meals or turning to weight-loss drugs. Lite for Life also offers a full range of healthy whole foods for an additional cost to help you stay on track and slay pizza-craving dragons.
Los Gatos Pilates is a fully equipped pilates studio offering quality instruction in both apparatus training and mat classes. Done on spring-resistive equipment, pilates will strengthen your frame while improving your posture and alignment. Our certified instructors are professional and design a challenging workout for you.