On the last Saturday of each month, Robin Soll hosts a free yoga session, open to all. The gesture is typical of Robin, a certified instructor who has been blending her passion for yoga and her community since the 1970s. To encourage her neighbors to practice yoga, she also conducts custom sessions at homes and offices around the area, as well as demonstrations for businesses where employees can learn stress-management techniques that don’t involve ripping the photocopier in half with their bare hands.
Robin leads more in-depth classes at her Marlton studio, where she practices eight yoga styles, one of which relies on a combination of moves from yoga and Pilates. She introduces students to 26 fundamental poses during slow-paced Gentle Yoga sessions, while her faster Power Yoga courses plow through various movements and stretches. She also integrates blankets, blocks, and straps to meditative sessions where poses are held for long periods of time.
At Pilates Plus Restoration Studio, instructors Laurie, Michele, Archana, Dee, Linda, and Sue lead
workouts that put every client in the pilot seat of his or her own fitness journey. The instructors and space work in unison to cultivate a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. During six different types of classes, machines like the Cadillac, the Reformer, and the Ladder Barrel challenge the body in dynamic ways.
Group fitness is the focus here, but the team also offers Reiki therapy, private lessons, and small group workouts. Small group Reformer classes include Reformer, Spine Corrector, and Rings & Rollers.
Starting in 1998 in the Philadelphia suburbs, the women behind Art of Exotic Dancing have strutted and hip-rolled their way to the forefront of a surge of interest in fun, sensual movement. Dedicated to fostering a comfortable space where all participants feel safe, the certified instructors proffer encouragement and reassurance as they teach dances that emphasize self-expression, personal power, and natural movement. Women learn to dance to a full song during the 90-minute CoreMoves class, while the Signature Workshop fortifies confidence via flirtatious techniques such as sensual walking and slow-motion winking.
At Natural Choice Health Center, hydrotherapists liberate intestines from toxins and waste during safe, drug-free colon hydrotherapy treatments. Inside one of the center's private rooms, a seasoned specialist will cleanse colonic roadways using advanced equipment and filtered water, which boasts a regulated temperature and a squeaky-clean criminal record. As tempered currents flow gently through intestinal nooks, waste is softened, loosened, and evacuated through the body's natural elimination process. In addition to encouraging swifter toxin extraction, colonic irrigation may also relieve allergy symptoms, decrease fatigue, and provide bashful small intestines with enough confidence to ask the appendix to prom.
Filindo Colace strives to be a golf coach, not just a golf instructor. He arrived at this goal not only after leading over 1,500 golf lessons, but also from his own athletic experience. As a youngster, he was an avid hockey player and enjoyed
frequent practices and near-constant supervision from coaches. Thanks to this gradual, habit-forming development, he eventually became a professional roller-hockey player. Unfortunately, that same approach isn't often seen in golf, except for at the pro level. Despite wanting to get better at their beloved game, amateurs too often expect to make huge strides by visiting the range once a week, taking the occasional one-off lesson from whichever pro is available, and sprinkling fairy dust on their drivers. In fact, all they're doing is revisiting old problems or, worse, reinforcing bad habits.
Colace wants to combat this casual approach by developing a lasting coaching relationship with clients. Following swing and short-game evaluations, he sets up his instruction as a series of weekly lessons, practice sessions, and nine-hole playing lessons. By frequently observing students' play in all manner of environments, he can teach them how to shave strokes in every facet of the game and then carry their improvement out onto the course.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jesse Liebman is primarily concerned with pain relief and restoring overall health. He is certified in the use of the Kennedy Decompression Technique, a comprehensive form of spinal-decompression therapy that addresses bulging vertebrae. Dr. Liebman also studied with peripheral-neuropathy expert Dr. John P. Hayes Jr. and specializes in treating hands and feet that are experiencing numbness, tingling, or an inability to do the robot.
But Dr. Liebman believes that health and wellness is about more than just pain relief. He is certified in the Brimhall Wellness technique, a six-step holistic program that addresses the body's structural integrity as well as issues such as nutrition and heavy-metal toxicity. To enhance patients' confidence and well-being, Dr. Liebman and his team offer noninvasive LipoLaser body-contouring services and microcurrent facelifts. And the cozy, homelike office puts guests at ease during treatments—full-length murals cover the walls with depictions of beach scenes, golfing greens, and a colorful hot-air balloon.