in 1984, Marsha Wenig began teaching yoga to children, and founded YogaKids International in 1991. Recognized internationally for spurring a cutting-edge yoga education movement and deemed a "yoga luminary" by the Washington Post, her body-based learning program helps children around the world.
Fingers reach to the ceiling as toes plant themselves into the bamboo flooring and instructors lead students of all ages and abilities through mind-soothing and body-invigorating Hatha- and Vinyasa-style poses set to tranquil music. East Wind Studios aims to lead patrons down a path toward mental and physical wellness through yoga classes and workshops. Their yoga classes immerse beginners in the mind-and-body-uniting art. Students gain a deeper understanding of the poses, which range from gentle and relaxing to vigorous and sweat-inducing, while achieving clarity and relaxation through focused breaths.
In addition to the body-bolstering classes and workshops, East Wind Studios hosts meditation and spirituality sessions. Staff members and special guest speakers lead talks on meditation, chakras, essential oils, and healing, which is designed to teach students to channel positive energy into their bodies or a time capsule for their great great great great great grandchildren's future use.
The trainers at Absolute Fitness Chesterton want their students to build strength and endurance they can actually use. To do so, instructors lead students through TRX suspension-training classes that use body weight as resistance. Far removed from gym equipment that only works muscles one-dimensionally, TRX training forces you to stabilize primary and secondary muscles and balance in certain positions. This added effort engages tangential muscle groups that are often overlooked when hefting loads in one direction. As a result, bodies become fitter, leaner, and better able to apply strength to situations beyond weight machines. Fitness denizens can also opt for other fitness classes, including interval circuit training and indoor cycling.
A few years back, Trudy Marchetti watched a loved one struggle with a serious heart condition and the difficult recovery that followed. The experience changed Trudy's views on fitness, and led her to reexamine her own exercise habits. In 2008, Trudy became a certified Zumba instructor. Today, she owns e'Studio Z Fitness, where she leads groups through Zumba's exotic dance moves set to Latin and international beats. But Trudy makes sure e'Studio Z Fitness isn't limited to just Zumba. Exercisers can also keep their workout routines fresh by using the facility's TRX suspension training or by teaming up with a personal trainer.
While working out isn't all fun and games, the certified trainers at Get Fit Now strive to create an upbeat, inclusive, and supportive atmosphere that encourages women to stick to their fitness goals. The well-rounded group exercise class schedule tones muscles and smiles in equal measure with exhilarating cardio dance classes as well as Pilates classes designed to sculpt pliable limbs and strong cores. Zumba sessions carve paths to fitness lined with enticing dance steps set to Latin music, and Flirty Fight kickboxing routines encourage ladies to punch out frustrations from a long workday rather than seeking vengeance by knitting their coworkers sweaters without armholes.
Inspiration Fitness's owner and published author, Angela Ramos, hurtles clients toward their fitness goals in camps, classes, and workshops throughout the week. The fitness guru, one of the only trainers in the area certified in Russian kettlebell, transforms viscous cores into torsos of molded steel, always employing an eye for safety that she plucked from certifications by the International Sports Sciences Association and Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology Institute. Whether working one on one with clients or leading group sessions, she leans on a rotating roster of high-intensity exercises to promote weight loss, tone muscle, and give patrons the body they want without having to raid a wax museum.