During her 15-year career in the health and fitness industry, Krave founder Leah Santello has created therapeutic diets at the Jewish Healthcare Center and has served as a nutrition consultant for Jenny Craig. She now leads more than 40 group fitness classes a week at her own personal wellness studio. Leah leads her sessions within a spacious practice space characterized by brick walls, hardwood flooring, and wood beams that brace a ceiling with sufficient clearance for Andre the Giant. In addition to teaching group sessions, Leah designs custom wellness programs that incorporate personal training and nutrition counseling.
Dance Soul Motion’s class roster may be succinct, but that doesn’t mean it lacks variety. For yogis, Vinyasa and deep-stretch yoga offer traditional practices, and Vinyasa Beats speeds up asanas for a more challenging routine. Pilates classes take the form of traditional bending atop a mat or Core Connection, which mixes parts of Pilates and yoga to target the core. And there’s also Zumba, a fun, fast-paced class rooted in dance.
Auburn Yoga & Pilates Center owner Jennifer Fleury-Lawson fulfills her passion for teaching while creating a community of yogis so dedicated to improving their physical and mental health they earned the studio the Auburn Chamber of Commerce's award for Best Fitness Facility four years in a row. Along with a skilled staff of instructors, Jennifer oversees a schedule of low-impact workout regimens that includes a mélange of dynamic and restorative yoga styles, Pilates mat sessions, and spinning classes capable of leaving students of all skill and fitness levels as breathless as an easily startled blowfish.
At 4UYoga, located inside a private sanctuary within Rotmans Furniture and Carpet, ACE-certified personal trainer Denleigh employs her education in YogaFit and Balanced Body Pilates, as well as her certification as a nutritional specialist, to help patrons find life-improving holistic health. Inside the serene studio that's away from the public view, the yogi, who moonlights as a marathon coach, leads her pupils through a series of yoga and Pilates poses. The positions are designed to lengthen limbs, boost flexibility, and sculpt muscles while clearing the mind of stressful thoughts about Peeps taking over the world. Her studio also purveys an array of gifts and household accessories, from scarves to ceramic pottery, and donates a portion of proceeds to local nonprofits. Though 4UYoga sometimes offers discounts online, this Groupon still presents the best available deal.