Sa Mut A. Scott—the founder of Mama Yoga's Integrated Wellness Coaching for All—strives to help clients find "the compassionate way to wellness." To accomplish this goal, she spends her days not just exercising but educating. She helps people live healthier, whether it's through yoga classes and nutritional workshops at her studio or in-classroom work as a health teacher for grade-school students. Her classes, honed over 10 years of instruction, include classic hatha-yoga asanas, which are designed to build strength and flexibility over time. Over the course of their yoga practice, students also learn to listen to their bodies, helping restore a sense of balance and peace to their everyday lives.
At Kung Fu-US, Master Andrey Tikhonov teaches classic and modern styles of kung fu to ages 4 and older. His training programs incorporate disciplines such as shaolin boxing, long fist, southern fist, and the dominant fist from rock, paper, scissors. They also incorporate weapons such as the staff, something Tikhonov showed a mastery of during the USAWKF National Traditional Wushu Team's long-weapon competitions in 2010 and 2012.
At VIVA Ballroom Dance Studio beginners with no prior experience can learn the basics while more advanced dancers hone their skills in a variety of dance styles from ballroom to break dancing. A talented team of instructors teaches private and group lessons in ballet, Latin, hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballroom, and lyrical dance styles. In addition, the studio offers fitness classes such as Zumba and yoga as an alternative way to achieve cardio fitness.
Gold’s Gym’s staggeringly expansive 65,000-square-foot facility stands as a ziggurat built to fitness. A phalanx of personal trainers—muscles bulging from heaving around armloads of certifications—team up with exercisers, ripping pages from the Total Transformation Training system playbook to handcraft custom fitness routines and practical nutrition plans that help clients to lose weight, build lean muscle, and learn which barbells are for lifting and which are for eating. For a more communal experience, patrons can leap into all manner of group classes, pedaling through spin, limbering muscles in yoga, or tussling with water resistance in aqua classes held in the 25-lap pool. Inside the Cardio Cinema, projectors pipe movies such as Argo and Looper into engaged retinas to infuse bodies with the endurance needed to power through intense workouts.
The fitness emporium also trains athletes in sport-specific or general programs. During performance training, coaches work one-on-one with their charges, focusing on all-around speed and functional movements to forge sportspersons capable of traversing the field faster than an antelope riding piggy-back on a lion.