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.
No men, no makeup, no mirrors. It's a philosophy that?s helped members of the Curves community since 1992. Part fitness center, part community center, Curves is a women?s only club that takes a streamlined approach to health, fitness, and weight loss. Curves has teamed up with health and fitness coach Jillian Michaels to develop full-body, 30-minute workouts that kick-start weight loss, combining strength training, cardio, and stretching into sessions that torch fat, build strength, boost intensity, and prevent plateaus. These workouts are enhanced further by the Curves Complete Program, available for an extra fee, which is rooted in Curves' method for effective weight loss in that it supplements efforts at the gym with personalized meal plans and weekly one-on-one meetings with a certified Curves coach.
At Northwest Athletic Club, patrons can train for almost any type of physical challenge. Those who want to become a tennis champion can reserve one of five indoor tennis courts for practice rain or shine. Those who want to dunk a basketball or just shoot a layup while yelling "dunk" can head to the facility's full-size basketball court. Those who dream of making Tiger Woods look like an amateur can work on their drive at the gym's driving range.
Of course, the club has a vast fitness floor for those who just want to work out, as well as a studio that hosts Zumba dance parties, spinning sessions, yoga classes, and more.
Before Dr. Gibson became a devout dentist and was on the advisory board for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), she was crowned Mrs. USA for 2005–2006, named a Miss Hawaiian Tropic world finalist (1997), and awarded a slew of other impressive accolades. Dr. Arnold is on the Advisory Board for the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE). Let Dr. Gibson or Dr. Arnold and their skilled staff of tooth-buffers, who always put patients' needs first, brighten your smile an average of eight shades with a quick, safe Zoom! whitening procedure. Your chompers will be glazed with Zoom!'s proprietary whitening gel before the low-heat Zoom! light activates the gel's stain-busting powers, breaking apart age-old coffee, cigarette, or coffee and cigarette stains. When the treatment is finished (up to four sessions for a total of 60–75 minutes), your teeth will look youthful and naturally clean.
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.
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.