Mother-daughter duo Lee Wilson and Jenn Stevens founded Lhotse Yoga because they believed the benefits of yoga were too great to keep to themselves. Both Lee––who works a full-time job as a massage therapist––and Jenn––a mother of three––saw a boost in their energy levels thanks to the practice, while their waistlines shrunk 25 and 60 pounds, respectively. At Lhotse, they've created a yoga curriculum that includes the heated and nonheated styles that helped them reach their current state of well-being. Beginning yoga takes place in a nonheated or low-temperature studio so that students can focus on alignment and breathing, and hot yoga sends studio temps soaring up to 100 degrees in order to loosen the muscles for easier posing. Unlike traditional Bikram yoga classes that follow the same series of 26 postures, Yoga Alliance-certified instructors keep a quicker pace with more dynamic moves, keeping participants on their toes and preventing tree poses from putting down permanent roots.
Koko FitClub?s digital keys unlock personalized cardio- and strength-training regimens tailored to each guest?s abilities and goals. Each user receives a small, USB-like device that stores personal fitness data, which is extracted during an initial fitness consultation. During each workout, guests plug their keys into the host of strength-training and cardio equipment. Based on the key?s data, the machines display the user?s ideal cardio intensity and resistance level or number of reps for each session?and even rate how they?re performing. The system adapts routines as members work toward their goals or gain +5 strength from an enchanted amulet, offering them the intelligence of a personal trainer without the costly fees or hassle of matching schedules. Online tracking further digitizes training, allowing users to see their progress on their home computers, in the very same browser where they?ll soon order smaller clown suits.
Breakaway Cycling Studio brings the nuance and challenge of road riding indoors with the RealRyder ABF8 spinning bike. Departing from typical spinning bikes, the RealRyder boasts an articulating frame that allows for side-to-side motion and requires the rider’s constant attention in order to balance the bike’s frame. Bikers steer, turn, and recorrect their body the same way they would on the road when encountering a wind shift, banking a turn, or leaning down to read a Dead End warning etched in sidewalk chalk. Passionate instructors lead indoor sessions, which are fueled by upbeat music, and a simple reservation system makes sure bikes are available when you need them.
NASM-certified fitness coach Chris Barnett trains his clients to look beyond their weight-loss woes. His boot-camp programs aim for total transformation of both body and mind, equipping students with a healthier lifestyle and the knowledge to sustain it. With a welcoming demeanor and plenty of motivational mantras, Chris leads calisthenics, plyometrics, and dumbbell drills during his workout sessions. His exercise lineups can push clients to varying goals, including a slimmer physique, enhanced sports performance, or a mix of the two, eventually enabling players to plan ambushes from behind goal posts.
Justin Weis honed his athleticism during a decade of soccer played throughout the United States, Mexico, and Italy. He also coached other athletes in many of those locations, even coaching collegiate level soccer for four years. Now, he brings his knowledge of how to build and maintain an athletic body to the public through Fit For Life Training Company.
The “move” in Move Fitness’s name might be a shimmy, a salsa step, or a spin—instructors at this studio only teach Zumba. This latin-dance-inspired cardio workout is set to a high-energy mix of international tunes, so it often feels more like a party at the club than a workout. The calorie-torching classes convene five days a week in Eagle and Meridian.