CClark Pilates Studio owner Cathy Clark has been an instructor of classical Pilates for a decade, and in 2011, she was voted Fitness Instructor of the Year at the University of Utah for her work at the school. Now the head of her own facility, Cathy continues to teach classical Pilates during small-group classes held throughout the week. Her studio is equipped for both mat and equipment classes, and three days per week she offers a Pilates Express session in the afternoon for busy professionals.
For $42, you get five consecutive days of 5:30 a.m. boot-camp classes for women (a $74.75 value), a 14-day meal guide (a $20 value), and a pre-camp health assessment (a $20 value; a $119.75 total value). For $42, you get four consecutive days of 5:15 p.m. coed boot-camp classes (a $59.80 value), a 14-day meal guide (a $20 value), and a pre-camp health assessment (a $20 value; a $104.80 total value).
Ryan Dart's passion for sports started when he was five years old and continued through his college rugby career and beyond. After trying his first CrossFit class, the positive experience had Ryan hooked. Now this dually-certified CrossFit and weightlifting coach shares his knowledge with clients at his own gym, CrossFit Appleton. Ryan adapts CrossFit's scalable approach—which is used to train military personnel—to people of all fitness levels, from cage fighters to the elderly. Both he and his fellow trainer, Marie McCarthy, often encourage their students to go on a Paleolithic nutritional plan to achieve maximum results. This no-nonsense approach to eating cuts out carbohydrates such as sweets, sodas, and delicious looking wax fruit.
The stone accent wall and cherry-wood counter in Agea Spa's lobby form a barrier against the stresses of the outside world. Upon entering, clients are encouraged to cast aside their cell phones and laptops before enjoying a relaxing shower in one of the private changing areas. This is only the first step, though—within the spa proper, a team of aestheticians and stylists stands ready to pamper visitors from crown to ankle.
The aestheticians' facial treatments incorporate organically sourced skincare ingredients—including anti-inflammatory plant extracts, natural fruit acids, and aromatic steam—formulated to hydrate the skin and imbue it with a healthy glow. The massage therapists target knotted muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone modalities, and they can also use reflexology or reiki techniques to promote holistic balance. The stylists pamper clients' tresses, designing flattering new looks with a combination of well-placed snips, coloring products, and texturizing treatments.
Led by certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga teacher, Thai-massage expert, and meditation enthusiast Yelena Storma, Lotus Yoga's experienced instructors guide students toward physical health and mental peace in a practice space warmed to 85–90 degrees. The schedule brims with more than a dozen weekly classes, during which students work to build flexible limbs and cores stronger than body armor made of a dozen duct-taped hula hoops. During one-hour basic classes, teachers demonstrate fundamental poses, offer verbal cues, and give students hands-on adjustments to ensure perfect form. Up to 15 students stretch in the sweltering heat of all-levels sessions, where they stretch and bend in the sultry heat to loosen muscles and help pores release sweat bearing pent-up toxins and romance-novel plots. Students perform deep-breathing exercises and athletic poses during Hour of Power classes, developing proficiency that can boost stamina, balance, and concentration.
Empower Yoga's team of dedicated teachers share their passion for the power vinyasa tradition with students of all fitness levels during 28 weekly classes. The studio's robust schedule accommodates inexperienced yogis with 80-degree, hour-long basics classes, where instructors provide detailed demonstrations, pose modifications, and hands-on guidance to help aspiring sticky mat warriors build strength, endurance, and bravery. The studio temperature bumps up to a balmy 90 degrees during all-levels power vinyasa classes that invite seasoned stretchers and beginners with three to five basic classes under their spiritual belt to partake in an intense mind-body workout. As students flow through a series of continuous postures linked together with mindful breath, the body's building internal heat helps expel harmful toxins through sweat while easing muscles into deep stretches, helping to strengthen balance and bullfrog hopping impressions.
One World Martial Arts has a lot of experience behind it. Owner and coach Steven Graves holds the rank of brown belt in judo and purple belt in Brazilian jujitsu, and he's also a state-licensed Juvenile Martial Arts Instructor. Additionally, the studio itself is an official Team Curran jujitsu academy, distinguishing the school as part of a group of elite martial-arts academies affiliated with the MMA program helmed by highly respected champion fighter and coach Jeff "Big Frog" Curran. Classes include jujitsu, muay thai, kickboxing, and yoga, and the school also offers kids' programs.