The staff at Elemental Om strives to help students of all skill levels and body types find physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. Housed in an old flower shop, the Montgomery studio was completely renovated and now boasts soul-nourishing natural light and levitation-friendly bamboo flooring. Both fledgling yogis and limber-limbed masters alike benefit from the bending and breathing of the gentle yoga class, and seasoned sun salutationers get grounded in the Hatha class. The Yin yoga class, suitable for all levels, focuses on dark, quiet movements designed to open hips and equip practitioners with the flexibility essential for hiding comfortably in violin cases.
Wellness professional Elyse Jarard envisions Venus - A Fitness Studio For Her as a place for women and girls to feel comfortable with their bodies while learning about health and fitness. Her programs take two main forms. First, fitness regimens include small group personal training, one-on-one training and semi-private training, as well as seasonal triathlon training for women. Nutrition is just as important, so Elyse also leads educational programs on healthy eating, including raw diets, vegan diets, and vital supplements. She even helps her clients explore healthier alternative to some of their favorite beauty products.
Brian Quaife's relentless training has landed him an NSCA certification for personal training, an NASM certification for fitness nutrition, and specialized certifications for teaching kettlebell and TRX suspension training. He draws from that expertise at his fitness studio, QFit Training, where he leads personal training and boot-camp classes, as well as TRX suspension training classes.
Helping a friend move. Spryly climbing stairs. Jogging with the dog. To the trainers at CrossFit Anax, physical fitness is all about increasing your day-to-day functionality. To that end, they lead a daily-changing regimen of classes that focus on strengthening everyday movements, such as running, lifting, pushing, and waving away pollsters on the street. Instead of overseeing armadas of elliptical machines or treadmills, they engage patrons in games of toss with medicine balls and send them sprinting, heaving kettlebells, and dropping for push-ups. They mix up activities each session to stave off the boredom of repetition, keeping everyone involved and meeting their fitness goals. These trainers know, though, that total body fitness is only possible with a nutritious diet, so they also guide their monthly members to better eating habits with monthly check-ins.