While Power Edge Yoga focuses on focuses on All-Levels Yoga, the moves in each of its classes still draw from the ancient time-tested techniques. The certified instructors lead students through calorie-burning and lean-muscle-building asanas and poses, helping them to gain strength and flexibility, while also finding mind-body balance. But they offer more than just yoga: Clients can also take muscle-lengthening Pilates classes and Balletone, a fusion of ballet and aerobic moves designed to tighten and tone the body. Power Edge Fitness has certified personal trainers on staff as well, offering one-on-one fitness sessions to clients looking to amp up their workout routines or to blame someone else for their sore muscles.
Daryl Anne Barr, owner of Movement for Life, understands the feeling of defeat. A few years ago, she was struck with the passing of a friend and her mother in quick succession, as well as debilitating eye surgery. She briefly succumbed to the painful period in her life, eating poorly and indulging in a sedentary lifestyle. But then she had an epiphany: the only way to overcome the pain was to dust herself off and keep moving. She found solace in living well, and now helps clients do the same at Movement for Life. She meets with individuals, couples, and small groups for fitness training sessions that exercise both the mind and body.
Equipment: Title Punching Bags, Century Punching Bags, Nike Fit Bands
Students should bring: Water Bottle, Towels, Shorts, Tennis Shoes, T-shirt
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Any of these programs will make you work and sweat. Be ready to be tired.
Former San Francisco 49er Anthony Parker knows exactly what it takes to compete and train at the highest level. That’s the experience he brings to his results-driven boot-camp classes. Participants reach new fitness goals during classes that blend NFL-style conditioning drills with activities such as kickboxing, circuit training, dance, and fitness games.
Fusion 4 Women is part fitness studio, part spa, and part wellness center. Exercisers sweat in Zumba and Pilates classes, whereas spa visitors relax during full-body massages and mani-pedis. The staff also leads lifestyle-modification classes and offers personalized weight-loss support.
After spending years combating her unhealthy habits, Sky Yoga Studio founder Emily Canibano discovered yoga as a way to carve out a balanced body and wholesome lifestyle. Diverse training in kids’ yoga, prenatal yoga, and Hatha yoga led to a studio suitable for body benders of all skill levels. Emphasis on personalized instruction can be seen in the studio’s roster of nearly 40 class types, which include everything from a low-impact brand of interval training that's accessible to seniors to a playful parent-tot class designed for adults with their children aged 3 to 6. Though Emily primarily champions the spiritual and therapeutic applications of yoga, she also draws upon her experience as a personal trainer and Zumba instructor to orchestrate cardio-heavy fitness classes that tone bodies that have recently had to chew their way out of gingerbread houses.