Before becoming one of Indiana's regional yoga champions and the third-ranked woman at the national yoga competition in New York, yogi and studio owner Ayanna Brown was out of shape and suffered from chronic asthma. One would never guess this after watching her elegantly execute Bikram Choudhury's 26 postures, but she didn't begin practicing yoga until a broken leg left her looking for a rehabilitation regimen that involved no pogo sticks. Though the extreme heat took its toll on her body and lungs during the first class, she kept at it, and has practiced six days a week ever since. Today, asthma free and leg in tact, she shares her passion for the heated yoga style with students of all experience and fitness levels in her own Southern Indiana studio.
Sportsdrome Speedway provides a four-act theatrical event of motorized drama. Transmission junkies will be able to revel in the spectacular sights and octane-based smells of multiple races, as each night features the Dromer Oval, the Dromer Figure 8, the Oval Xtreme, and the Xtreme Winged Figure 8 series. Suspend all cognitive thought as cars inevitably plow into each other during the speedway's figure-8 racing on its X-shaped track. Afterward, fans can try to get their favorite driver to autograph a racing hat or original copy of the Magna Carta.
My Gym nurtures physical, cognitive, and emotional development in children while focusing on the specific needs of each age group. By making fitness fun, My Gym fights childhood obesity while simultaneously helping munchkins develop independence and social skills. The facility's professional, well-trained staff will keep up with your kids’ boundless energy using heaps of enthusiasm and an internal perpetual-motion engine. My Gym offers parent participation classes for very young kids, broken down into little bundles (6 weeks to 6 months), tiny tikes (7 to 13 months), waddlers (14 to 22 months), gymsters (23 months to 2.5 years), and terrific tots (2.5 years to 3.25 years), as well as independent sessions for older groups up to 13 years of age.
Infinite Bliss offers classes for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students, all based upon the kula, or chosen community of the heart, with Anusura—inspired techniques that connect body and spirit. Its Hatha-based yoga flow combines yoga asanas (postures) with breathing techniques to form introspective, individual-centered 75-minute exercise sessions, with special prenatal and Baby Bliss classes for expecting and accurately predictive mothers. Yoga beginners and students new to Infinite Bliss can arrive early or call to speak with an instructor for guidance on which classes to attend.
Discovering the mission of The Artist In You is as simple as reading its name—to help every guest unleash their creative side. A knowledgeable staff guides participants through pottery-painting and glass-fusing experiences. Hundreds of pieces of pottery, ranging from dishes to tiles to figurines, await personalization from paint, fingerprints, stamps, stencils, and image transfers before taking a toasty trip into one of the studio's three kilns. Bits of colorful glass gain new life during fusing sessions in which visitors can assemble gleaming jewelry or prismatic plates. The studio hosts private birthday parties, bachelorette gatherings, fundraising events, and children's camps, and individual walk-ins are allowed during all of these events.
As a former Level 10 gymnast and University of Louisville cheerleader, Ashley Stratton has become a spokesperson for the physical and mental benefits of gymnastics. She hopes to pass the sport's character values—confidence, discipline, and a tenacious work ethic—on to children at Competitive Edge Gymnastics. With a coaching staff that includes nationally qualified judges and competitors, she leads classes, team programs, and clinics that challenge youngsters to build bodily awareness.
Ashley has outfitted the air-conditioned, 2,000 and 16,000-square-foot gyms with a wonderland of fun environments for kids, including circus silks suspended above sprung flooring and a foam pit that, unlike ball pits, does not invite bites from Pac-Man. Events such as Parents' Night Out allow guardians to drop their children off for a night of play, and classes for toddlers explore the parent-child bond to enhance motor skills.