Embarking on a mission to enhance the quality of life for each student, the instructors at Premier Pilates & Yoga lead a full schedule of fitness classes that launch participants toward their fitness goals. Instructors with more than ten years of experience, lead groups of up to six students stretch their limbs and synchronize their breathing while practicing either Ashtanga, Restorative, Gentle, Kripalu, Hatha or Vinyasa yoga techniques, which improve strength, balance, flexibility, and the ability to limbo under a closing garage door. 55-minute Pilates mat and circuit classes focus on toning muscles and strengthening the core through a series of controlled elongated movements that work on stretching various joints. For more intense muscle building and a healthy dose of variety, the studio also hosts Get F.I.T. boot-camp classes, kettle-bell, and TRX training. Workout sessions run seven days a week during the day and the evening.
With summer programs that focus on museum trips, mentor relationships, and reading, Growing Minds of New York Inc. aims to close the learning gap that commonly occurs over idle summer breaks. The expert camp leaders also firmly believe in kids being kids, so in addition to healthy eating and science activities, campers revel in leisurely self-guided reading time, music lessons, and sports. In addition to summer programs, Growing Minds also offers after-school clubs such as chess, creative writing, and leadership, as well as daycare for younger learners.
Tucked into downtown Tuckahoe is a little 'haven' where you can rejuvenate and rebalance your body, mind and spirit. We offer 50 classes a week, many levels and many different styles of yoga. Everything for the very beginner to the more advanced, pre and post pregnancy, restorative, teens, meditation and workshops.
It looks simple enough. Outside of the storefront, blue lettering covers a bright orange awning, spelling out the words "Krunch Time." But the sign isn't a piece of street art or the latest ad campaign for a new breakfast cereal; in fact, the people inside will likely tell visitors to stay away from sugary breakfast foods. That's because they're the trainers of Krunch Time Fitness, who spark weight loss with a blend of nutrition education and motivating group workouts. Trainers lead students through workouts design to challenge them no matter their fitness level, from scalable boot camps to classes in kickboxing, Pilates, and yoga. Post-workout, students can decamp to the onsite juice bar, where staffers mix and pour revitalizing (and healthy) refreshments.
Makeup artist Dionne Bell takes her brushes and blushes on the road. Traveling to homes, offices, photo shoots, weddings, and DMVs, she arrives well stocked for face transformations.
Dionne prides herself on being able to match skin type to the correct beauty products, and she never makes clients look overly made-up—just naturally beautiful. She also offers makeup tutorials for individuals or groups to help clients master techniques themselves.
Soothing music and soft lights reveal The Yoga Sanctuary as just that—a safe and peaceful place where guests can cast stress aside. The studio's nationally registered instructors weave their global teaching experience into each asana as they strive for—and teach the importance of—inner peace and tranquility. They work individually with guests of all ages and fitness levels, unlike the NFL and most quilting circles. With this inclusive approach, the instructors help clients unite mind, body, and spirit in a wide selection of classes, strengthen cores with Pilates exercises, and also teach postures for beginner, intermediate, and experienced students. To further the restorative effects of yoga, the studio also hosts yoga therapy sessions to help alleviate such health issues as back pain and insomnia.
The Yoga Sanctuary's onsite massage therapist intuitively customizes her kneads and strokes to reduce stress and fatigue. This can also improve joint flexibility so that guests may easily slip into complex postures or cast-iron wetsuits.
At Healthy Fit for Women, an all-female studio, patrons team up with coaches to establish fitness- and nutrition-based programs. Supported by one-on-one feedback, group classes, and fitness equipment specifically tailored to the feminine physique, guests learn to effectively build muscle and lose fat. Their personal coaches draft meal and fitness plans based upon their food preferences and lifestyle habits to help them reach their fitness goals. The gym stocks equipment sized for the female frame, and classes such as Zumba and Spinning tone bodies with Latin-dance moves and cycling-based aerobics. For an extra boost of encouragement and a chance to gossip about the treadmills behind their backs, patrons can attend complimentary group support meetings.