Jim Keegan, the founder of Yoga Nirvana, draws on his studies in kinesiology and biomechanics to help visitors obtain inner peace and healthy bodies. Before opening his own studio, he served a nine-year stint as the head yoga teacher at Arizona State University and continues his teaching career through international workshops. Jim and his fellow instructors guide students through classes such as Ashtanga for beginners, Kundalini yoga, power yoga, and mediation. Sore students can ease their tired muscles by scheduling an appointment with the studio's licensed massage therapist. In addition to group classes, Jim offers private lessons and whisks pupils away on all-inclusive yoga retreats.
Moving Breath Pilates' owner and master teacher, Virginia Nicholas, teams up with a posse of skilled Pilates virtuosos to sculpt svelte physiques and strengthen cores with private 55-minute Pilates sessions. In a breezy studio bedecked with ivory walls and fully stocked with Pilates machines, wellness gurus coach students one on one, acquainting them with fundamental Pilates techniques, tweaked according to each pupil's personal fitness goals and astrological chart. The experienced instructor acquaints Pilates protégés with such traditional Pilates equipment as the Universal Reformer, trapeze table, and Wunda chair, training them to master proper form and memorize each of the apparatuses' birthdays and anniversaries. Following the intensive private session, students emerge energized and flexible enough to race a rocket-fueled rubber-band ball home.
After studying under Bikram Choudhury, the father of Bikram yoga, Sumit Banerjee decided to bring the heat to his own class style—an amalgam of Bikram- and Ashtanga-inspired postures. The Sumits Yoga signature class steers students through deep stretches performed in a toasty studio. Aided by the heat, these movements help students hone both balance and strength.
Though Sumit champions the physical benefits of the practice—muscle toning, detoxification, and the ability to someday fry an egg on one's forehead—the true object of his style is “the simple pleasure and self-reward that comes from quieting our minds." To honor this, he emphasizes introspection and spiritual awareness over perfect technique, allowing guests of any experience level to participate.
We are a fully equipped Pilates studio. Specializing in equipment based personal group sessions and mat classes. Private training for individuals and duets. Athletic training and post rehabilitation is a large focus at WK Health Ctr. We not only change the way you look but the way you feel!
Question Silas McCracken about a typical workout at Body Artist FIT Club, and the fitness trainer would describe the gym's signature boot-camp class, listing its challenging exercises and tummy-toning effects. Throughout the week, Silas and the other instructors captain these beginner-friendly boot-camp sessions as well as an intensified version for more experienced fitness seekers. When they aren't overseeing boot camps, the versatile trainers lead lively small-group workouts—including no-impact classes for active seniors—and custom personal-training sessions. A nutritionist also provides dietary guidance to help clients assess their needs and develop personal meal plans.
Karve Studio's muscle-sculpting workout sessions combine elements of Pilates, yoga, free weights, and ballet-barre conditioning to provide quick and striking results. The classes are set to lively music, and over the course of the hour-long sweat session your instructors will guide you through a challenging series of non-impact strengthening, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to burn fat as you increase muscle and flexibility. Classes are upbeat and motivational and aim to leave students tightened, toned, and wandering the world in a lean yet muscular physique. Consult Karve's schedule for a workout that suits you, and call ahead to reserve your space.
At Studiomixx, owner and trainer Shandi Rooney applies the principle of muscle confusion—adding variety to a workout’s exercises—to help her students avoid plateaus as they evolve through her intense, calorie-burning Mixx fitness classes. Her main class, Mixx, keeps muscles guessing and stimulated under the influence of Pilates, yoga, and callisthenic exercises. Rooney, who has trained with Bravo channel personal trainer Jackie Warner and The Biggest Loser’s Jillian Michaels, also offers a handful of spinoff classes such as Mixx Lite for less advanced students, CardioMixx, and Circuit Mixx, as well as grueling, detoxifying Xtreme Barre classes that can burn hundreds of calories per session, or one pile of freshly raked leaves.