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.
Trainers and professional athletes Peter and Lisa chaperone clients to fitness with a quintet of weekly classes taught atop PC Health & Energia studio’s brightly light parquet floor space. Chisel curves during a Beach Body session, which wields light weights and anvil-filled beach balls to firm the body as exercisers engage in mat work and lengthening movements. For a fiery endurance test, Hardcore Cardio Challenge tests the ticker while toning the core. Former dancer Peter adds extra spice with his personally designed Ballet Muscle class, during which students tone with the aid of a barre. PC Health also hosts an abdominals-only lesson and a total body-conditioning course to round out their firm, fit milieu.
Although yoga practice and the business world seem like two entirely separate spheres, Wendy Vigroux has been living at their intersection for years. While working in finance in Europe, she stumbled upon yoga upon returning to America and fell into the practice. Within a year she snatched up her instructors certification, levitated to New York, and started her own yoga studio.
The studio fosters unity with an all-inclusive environment that welcomes practitioners of all abilities to meditate along to gentle beginner classes, or push their boundaries during advanced Vinyasa sessions with aerobic elements. Workshops, such as Sanskrit and Uncovering the Power of Your Voice, take a closer look at particular points of yoga, blending the academic exploration of Sanskrit vowels and the Vedas with focused asanas.
After their own transformative journeys, Lindsay Malejko and Mayuri Gonzalez decided they wanted to help others strengthen the mind-body connection through yoga and meditation. At Prasanthi Studio, Mayuri teaches children's yoga, adult yoga, dance yoga, and meditation, while Lindsay leads adult yoga and dietary wellness programs. Working to help each client develop healthy habits, the women educate visitors on everything from sun salutations to vegan dinners to giving dying plants CPR. The full schedule offers a wide variety of classes, including soothing candlelight yoga, beginner's Vinyasa yoga, meditation, and core-toning Pilates.
The instructors at Premier Martial Arts are not only passionate about teaching martial arts and fitness, they're also graduates of a rigorous training process. Premier Martial Arts requires all of its teachers to not only complete their own basic training, but to receive 40 hours of continuing martial-arts and instructor-education classes yearly. This ensures that all classes are of the highest quality, whether they be krav maga, kickboxing, or jujitsu. They also extend their learning to students of all ages, starting with classes for kids aged 5–12 and continuing through adults.
Inside Westchester County Fitness Professionals, certified personal trainers get to work crafting exercise plans tailored to each client's fitness needs. The 2,200-square-foot gym is outfitted with everything exercisers need to get the job done, including a wide array of high-tech cardio and strength-training equipment. Twenty exercise machines fill the floor space, along with monkey bars, tug-of-war ropes, and gymnastics rings. Sport-specific training is also available for those looking to amp up their athletic game. Besides personal training, the staff also leads calorie-busting, fat-burning boot-camp classes with guaranteed results.