Bathed in the gentle glow of subdued, relaxing light, Impressions Day Spa’s talented staff deploys upwards of 20 years of industry experience as they lavish bodies in serenity-inducing services. The spa’s dedication to individualized care is evidenced in the lush private treatment rooms wherein aestheticians tailor treatments such as microdermabrasion and organic airbrush tanning to fit each patron’s skin type and accommodate comfort levels. Bolstering existing beauty remains a spa specialty, but Impressions' team of RMTs also perfects the art of stress erasing through treatments such as Swedish massage, which can help relieve trauma resulting from having a quarter painfully extracted from an ear by a street magician.
The trainers at Effective Kickboxing want to welcome everyone to their fitness classes, so clients don't already need to be so in shape that they get mistaken for minor-league athletes. Instead, instructors will work with clients to get them to a level of fitness they're comfortable with, and students are encouraged to work at their own pace in classes that include kickboxing, sparring, and boot camp.
Equipment: Free weights, stability balls, Pilates rings
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, mat
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11?25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Partners in both life and business, Roy Gowans and Tina Aurelio gave up corporate jobs to pursue a life of fitness by founding Holistic Bodyworx.They went from boardrooms to classrooms, now curating a schedule of hot-yoga, Pilates, hot-Pilates, and body-sculpt classes. They teach classes in two rooms, one of which turns up the heat thanks to the the presence of infrared heaters. This provides the benefits of an infrared sauna to students as they practice their regular yoga or Pilates series.
Of course, special heaters aren't the only reason to attend the studio's classes. "We make a point of really getting to know our clients," says one of the co-owners. "We offer smaller class sizes so the studio has a more personal feel." In addition to smaller class sizes, the duo offers private training, teacher training in yoga and Pilates, and even massage to help clients relax after a hard workout or the discovery that the infrared heaters can see them even after they turn invisible.
In a hot room covered in Himalayan salt, yoga practitioners strike poses and breathe deep, feeling suddenly as if they have been transported to a waterfall or a mountain top after a rainstorm. Rebirth Yoga studio added Himalayan salt to their hot yoga room because numerous fans credit the coral-hued crystals with releasing negative ions, the same ions that make the air feel so crisp after a rainstorm. Himalayan salt?s negative ions help purify the air and bring it into optimal iconic balance, which is said to restore health and wellness to those who spend time in the salt?s presence. Infrared heat warms the salt room, allowing muscles to relax and become more flexible, as friendly, experienced instructors guide practitioners into each twist and pose. Other classes include room-temperature fitness sessions such as Pilates, dumbbell-assisted yoga, Zumba, and bootcamp.
The studio also offers specialty services focused on childbirth, such as prenatal and childbirth classes, doula services, and fertility yoga. And in addition to leading sessions, instructors train students to become yoga instructors, Yoga Birth Method practitioners, and even doulas themselves.
Holistic wellbeing requires a balanced approach that addresses spiritual and mental vitality as well as physical health. As an impassioned yogini, Mary Vivilecchia seeks to create a fully supportive centre at Yoga City, where she uses Hatha and Vinyasa yoga as one approach to help people live a more fulfilling life or act like they're living a more fulfilled life in a play. Mary and her fellow instructors lead yoga classes that emphasize physical engagement with energetic, flowing asana sequences and core-strengthening exercises, as well as lower intensity sessions intended to reinvigorate the spirit using deep, mindful stretches. Beyond yoga, the staff encourages clients to embrace a healthier lifestyle with nutritional counseling as well as wellness guidance sessions, which empower visitors by fostering a deeper sense of self-awareness.
At R3 Evolution Fitness Studio, owner Crystal Mallari and her team of fitness professionals are concerned with strengthening the mind and spirit as much as the body, and their classes reflect that. Exercisers can sign up for intense classes such as boxing boot camp, meditative classes such as Pilates or yoga, or fun classes such as Bellyfit, which is a dance fitness workout for women. Complementing matters, Mallari, who holds certifications for several fitness disciplines, is also a precision nutrition coach, meaning she can inform clients on what to eat and where to send thank you cards to the Green Giant.