When Lesley Powell founded Movements Afoot, she knew the fitness world was changing—in line with her own evolving views on the necessity for a grounded, whole-body philosophy of movement. After working in a physical therapy office for the better part of a decade, she discovered Pilates as a means of rehabilitation. Movements Afoot was founded on that discovery, and everything that goes on at the studio focuses on integrating breath with movement and spinal alignment.
Classes rely mainly on reformer Pilates and tower to strengthen bodies. In every variety of class, experienced teachers customize the core-strengthening lessons to each student's needs, whether they're exercising for osteoporosis rehabilitation or athletic training. They also encourage students to follow in their footsteps with a Balanced Body teacher-certification course for people hoping to launch a fitness career or fill in one last space on their wall of certificates.
Groups of tourists walk past the current dwelling places of some of the area’s notable residents, such as Addison Cairns Mizner, Paul Ilyinsky, and Henry Morrison Flagler. Unlike the case with traditional celebrity-sighting tours, however, all of these men died decades ago. Their spooky hauntings frame the path of Ghosts of Palm Beach’s walking tours, during which knowledgeable guides share local folklore and paranormal encounters. Stops can include everything from Palm Beach Town Hall to high-fashion shops such as Gucci, Chanel, and Saks Fifth Avenue, where the ghosts still try to buy handbags for a dollar and two bits.
EmbroidMe personalizes apparel with custom embroidery and screen-printing services. The expert team of garment graffiti artists unifies sports teams, bar crawlers, bridal parties, and workforces with professional, matching T-shirts, hats, and uniforms. Teams can add their logo to a dozen organic-cotton Port & Company T-shirts ($110.88+) or a dozen reversible basketball jerseys ($95.40+) that provide hues for both home and away color-coordination contests.
For Jen Morais, photography preserves moments that might otherwise be forgotten. Inside a client's home or at their favorite park, Jen's on-location portraits capture expectant moms, kids, families, and couples at ease, in moments of happiness and reflection that could easily be lost to time. Her wedding photography is closer to a documentary shoot than a simple portrait session. She covers every step of the day, from the nerves of getting dressed and ready to the joy and high-flying emotions of the ceremony to the spontaneous synchronized kabuki displays of the reception. Regardless of the subject matter, one to two weeks after Jen's shoots (four to six after weddings), she produces digital proofs that give clients the opportunity to choose which images to keep as prints, gallery-wrapped canvases, albums, or custom iPhone cases.