Strength. Grace. Flexibility. These are words most often associated with ballet, but they can also be seamlessly applied to the art of pole dancing. At the Best Shape of Your Life private studio, instructors whip ladies of all sizes into shape through body-toning and confidence-enhancing pole-dancing techniques. As students shimmy up poles and perform aerial tricks, they work toward slimmer physiques, toned muscles, and increased flexibility. When not conducting classes, the staff opens their studio for private parties, bridal parties, and tightly knit juries, allowing friends to gather over drinks and pole-dancing instruction.
The bright, modern ABSolutely Fit Center facility is staffed by a team of certified fitness professionals who keep themselves busy throughout the day by leading personal-training sessions and aerobics classes. The staff’s expert coaches oversee boxing and kickboxing-infused workouts, whereas its seasoned dance instructors guide students through forms and techniques in Latin, ballroom, and swing dancing classes. When they aren’t conducting classes, staffers stand by to offer clients assistance with the gym’s extensive selection of advanced exercise equipment, including free weights, rowing machines, and ellipticals.
Much like finding the best-fitting jeans, shoes, and hat-sized hatchbacks, the right tanning solution requires trying out different sunning equipment. This package offers you the ability to try out all five options with five separate visits, including the sunless VersaSpa. Each bed has different features, so start your tour with a baste in the fast tanning bed, a 20-minute process with high-quality lamps for base-tan building, and spend the next session sampling the faster tanning bed, which allows pallid patrons to quickly achieve a base tan and evens out stubborn tan lines. The fastest tanning bed mixes UVA and UVB to build a solid base tan in as few as four sessions, and the instant tanning bed offers the highest-intensity lamps; because of its lower levels of reddening UVB rays, the instant bed is a good choice for fair dermises that burn easily or have difficulties darkening under the Sun Meister's steely glare. For your last session, harness the power of plant-based VersaSpa solutions to provide a natural, even-tonal transformation. Standing upright in the VersaSpa Sunless Tanning Booth, your body will be gently misted with either a clear or bronze solution of anti-aging formula or UV skin-defining maximizer. After a few minutes, your body is dry to the touch.
A flying, fiery heart emblem above the front door of Hart Yoga recalls a stylized tattoo, conveying the studio's sense of sizzling cool. Inside, the instructors who oversee 90-minute Bikram yoga classes aren't afraid to act casual—they embrace laughter and a comfortable atmosphere over an intimidating stress on perfection. As students segue through poses in high temperatures, they are encouraged to hone their fundamentals before attempting advanced techniques, such as doing the splits while building a double-decker s'more.
The Academy's coaches are serious about self-defense. They lead a variety of classes that teach the technical side of martial arts, such as Brazilian jujitsu classes, as well as those that combat the realities of an unexpected attack, such as women's self-defense classes. They also offer lessons for kids.