Oxygen Yoga & Fitness guides guests toward mental and physical wellness with hot-yoga sessions, meditation classes, and fitness boot camps. In addition to its adult programs, the studio also offers kids' yoga classes that pair basic yogic poses with singing and creative activities.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of women workouteers in results-getting hour-long workouts several times weekly. The fun classes utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. MetaBody's motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. They’ll keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine like regular teeth brushing. Begin a long day of litigating with a refreshing 6:00 a.m. squat session, or end an evening by burning evidence and pounds with a 7:15 p.m. class. In addition to the fitness classes, you will receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound-loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching.
Inside a room heated to a balmy 105 degrees Fahrenheit, a certified Bikram yoga instructor leads students through eagle, locust, and rabbit poses. These poses, part of a 26-asana sequence designed by yogi Bikram Choudhury, are intended to increase oxygen and blood flow through every inch of the body. Though the physical benefits of a stronger, more flexible body are undeniable, the good done to the mental and spiritual selves can only be described—a greater sense of peace, increased mental clarity, and the ability to tolerate people who talk about their night dreams. Eager to share its passion for the practice, the staff at Bikram Yoga equips new students with everything they need to succeed. Friendly receptionists hand students towels and mats before pointing them in the direction of clean, sleek changing and shower areas. The studio itself is constantly filled with purifying practitioners, as a deep bench of certified instructors teach both morning and evening classes seven days a week.
Hari Om Yoga?s instructors work to help clients reduce stress levels and improve their strength, flexibility, and balance through yoga classes that challenge every fitness ability. Intense sessions of hot flow, core yoga, fusion, and fluid flow classes test fitness limits while more relaxing disciplines of restorative, hatha, and luna yoga allow participants to center themselves and obtain inner balance. Some sessions feature a mix of movement and lengthening poses, including Flow into Yin, Heart & Soul, and yin yoga classes. The also studio offers a number of specialty classes, including yoga done in a room illuminated by candlelight. In addition to its multi-styled menu of classes, Hari Om Yoga houses a 2,000 sq. ft. retail store that supplies fresh, inspired activewear.
Fitness Challenge is a self-described “work in progress gym” aimed at catering the gym-going experience to the needs of its clientele. That goal fits in well with its sub-moniker as the Real People Gym, playing up a philosophy that exercise is for everyone, not just those with Arnold physiques. The welcoming atmosphere makes it common to overhear friendly chitchat among other members between reps or to spot synchronized runs on the treadmill. Despite all the socialization, members mainly spend their time working up a sweat aboard Life Fitness cardio machines—either in the main studio or in the ladies-only room—and get a good pump going with Apex and Hammer Strength equipment.
A full schedule of group fitness classes, including Zumba, kickboxing, and boot camp, elevates heart rates five days a week, while Pilates instructor Joan Klucha targets core strength and flexibility with graceful muscle-toning exercises. The studio also staffs certified personal trainers who customize fitness regimes to individual goals, beginning with one complimentary session for each new member. Post workout, members can head to the juice bar for a protein shake or slink into the tanning salon and pretend they’re the first to successfully land on the sun.
Natural Balance Yoga enriches bodies and souls with an eclectic batch of Hatha yoga classes geared toward students of all skill levels. The class schedule's varied offerings include Yoga Gently, a slower-paced beginners' tutorial that shepherds novices through a series of calming stretches in order to soothe joints, relieve tension, and remove hard-to-reach Kick Me signs taped to their backs. Level 1 lessons lead pupils through basic poses, and Vinyasa yoga challenges physiques with intricate breathing patterns and fast-paced sequences designed to improve posture, strength, and dexterity. The studio's experienced instructors begin each 60- to 90-minute session with a relaxation period in order to impart a sense of contemplation and a communal spirit. Natural Balance Yoga limits class sizes to facilitate close, personalized instruction and outfits visitors with complimentary lobster bibs and all other necessary equipment.