The Pilates Room keeps bodies and minds engaged and elastic with a plethora of Pilates classes and massage services, among other body-benefiters. Stabilize your core and strengthen your muscles with a Pilates group apparatus class (up to a $40 value), using equipment such as the Reformer and the Tower, or experience the energy harnessing known only to spilled milk and bearskin rugs with a floor class ($20), available in cardio ball, Hatha yoga, and stretch-centric variations. The Pilates Room puts clients on the road to wellness with spinning classes ($22 for one class, $80 for four), and sore joints and knotty nexuses will benefit under a foot-focused, 60-minute Reflexology massage ($75) or a 45-minute sinus/headache-relief massage ($60). Gyrotonic classes are available, as are airbrush tanning services—ideal for those seeking to add some bronzy brashness after a winter spent working tollbooths in Antarctica.
Bounce Fitness is all about each client's personal fitness goals. The certified, experienced personal trainers not only travel to meet exercisers at the time and location of their choice, a specialty served throughout the D.C. metro area, but also take a comprehensive approach to fitness. That means a fitness program is more than just a one-on-one training session: it also incorporates establishing healthy habits and building a rapport between trainer and client. Whether meetings take place at offices, homes, or even outside, the trainers create fitness regimens that can help people lose pounds, gain muscle tone, or get back in shape.
"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee, "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere." To make this challenging, yet hopeful philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cool-down exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance. Dahn Yoga is also taught at independently owned and operated franchises called Body & Brain Yoga.
BalletNova's instructors jeté, pirouette, and shuffle into their teaching studios from backgrounds that include Le Ballet Classique de Montreal, the stages of the International Dance Festival, and the Israeli Ballet Company. Held six days a week, their friendly but challenging classes placed second in Washington City Paper's Best Dance Class 2010 Readers' Poll. Sessions span a wide range of terpsichorean territory, from classic ballet that follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus to hip-hop and tap to conditioning classes that grab techniques from Pilates, yoga, and aerobics. More than 650 casual and preprofessional movement enthusiasts build their skills in a 20,800-square-foot facility with two 864-square-foot studios, four larger studios, and a 20-cubic-foot studio for hiding out when the rhythm is going to get you. :m]]
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap for each company, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
US Tae Kwon Do classes are taught by martial-arts experts and help students achieve peace of mind, personal confidence, better understanding of physical capabilities, self-defense techniques applicable to the real world, and the ability to knock a jar of pickles off the top shelf with a roundhouse kick. With class schedules modeled on the ancient art of busy lifestyles, those with busy lifestyles will be able to easily squeeze in a kicking-and-punching jam session that can breathe new life into a stale exercise regimen. Class offerings and times vary at each location—call ahead to begin your membership and schedule your first foray into one of the world's most practiced martial arts.