Founder and CEO Allison Beardsley's passion for Pilates sparked after struggling to find exercise that would not aggravate her basketball-related ailments. The discovery that the efficient resistance moves helped her to develop a strong core without subjecting her joints to pain inspired her to spread the word of Pilates's benefits to others, which she does from 18 clean and sunny Club Pilates?studio locations. A team of certified instructors teaches the group classes, which are designed to strengthen, tighten, and tone the entire body. The staff leads students through controlled movements and breathing techniques performed on specialized Pilates machines, such as the Reformer, a Pilates ballet barre, and retired kitchen chairs. To ensure each patron can craft a well-rounded workout regimen that suits his or her needs, the studios offer stretching and sculpting classes that touch upon a variety of fitness modalities.
Strive Yoga's team of certified instructors lead a seven-day schedule of heated power-Vinyasa classes. Unlike other styles of yoga that follow a set series of poses and require students know the secret handshake to practice, the power-Vinyasa routine varies from class to class depending on each instructor's expertise and teaching style. The studio's balmy heat further enhances the empowering postures, helping students of all experience and fitness levels hone strength, balance, and flexibility.
NSCA-certified personal trainer Sandi Blok believes the best exercise routines are the ones that you can actually commit to. That's why, through her training company Live and Be Fit Personal Training, she schedules one-on-one workouts at either Fit Nation, LLC, or the most convenient location: your home. If you're looking for a workout that's more social than personal training and less social than an Arnold Schwarzenegger birthday party, you can sign up for one of Blok's boot-camp, kickboxing, or Insanity classes.
Most Popular Service: Dance Instruction
Established: Before 1950
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Supadance Shoes and International Dance Shoes
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes; no tennis shoes or flip-flops, please.
Solful Fitness builds trim bodies with energetic classes ranging from Zumba to cardio kickboxing. For a more comprehensive fitness regime, add a mind-calming yoga session to sweat-inducing classes or gain lean physiques with the Nutrilite weight-management products.
First a teacher, and then a stay-at-home mom, Melissa Spredemann turned to indoor cycling to help her get into shape. With 12 years of experience under her belt, she decided to become certified to teach others the exercise form she loved so much. Just one year into teaching, she knew she wanted to pursue her passion full-time, so she opened Velocity Cycling Studio to share stationary cycling's benefits with others. She handpicked a team of instructors, each chosen for their commitment, enthusiasm, and innate ability to bike while not covering any distance. Melissa made the conscious decision to open a niche gym, focusing on indoor cycling and only indoor cycling. In the studio, an army of Spinner NXT bikes with SPD clips seats students as they bike through poses, drills, and movements designed to mimic outdoor riding. Thumping tunes pump up pupils as they ride, keeping them motivated to pedal to the upbeat tempos. Unlike big-box gyms and arranged friendships, Velocity Cycling Studio never requires a contract—guests simply pay per ride.