Core et' Barre pioneered the Formé technique, a combination of yoga, ballet, Pilates, barre, and core work aimed at bettering bodies. The workout draws from each of these disciplines over the course of 60 minutes, with practitioners gradually moving from broad flexibility exercises to specific motions focused on thighs, abs, and pantseat-filling posteriors. Follow the lead of Core et' Barre's instructors as you monitor the flow of your breathing and bring stability to your core during the Pilates-influenced elements, or unleash the black swan within during the ballet-inspired portions of Formé. Core et' Barre funnels the Formé formula through several different class types, including a calorie-burning cardio version. Check the schedule for options.
Guided by a mission of embracing every student's quest for personal growth, the team at YogaWorks offers programs for all ages and walks of life. Harnessing a minimum of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance training, expert instructors build lean muscles with traditional Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa flow classes enhanced by inspiring music, ambient candlelight, meditation, and props. Their fitness classes further the body-shaping results of yoga, strengthening core muscles with Pilates, increasing endurance and lean muscles with TRX classes, and building stamina with resistance-based SculptWorks.
Instructors also host exotic yoga retreats, which marry the excitement of travel to far-away locales with the benefits of yoga to bestow students with the confident grace required to approach a foreign yoga mat without startling it. Those in search of further training can access online videos by subscribing to myyogaworks.com, which offers a free, 14-day trial for new users. Students can search for videos by workout duration, skill level, and the targeted area of the body.
Within Fokus Pilates Studio & Boutique, Blush by Fokus’s specialized technician delivers natural-looking tans using a 98% organic solution. The studio is owned by Sheri Myers, who turned to Pilates after years of chronic pain caused by playing competitive sports. She and the other certified Pilates instructors on staff lead private and group Pilates classes on mats and reformers, and have been doing so for more than six years. One of these teachers, Patricia Sitton, is also a physical therapist and performs her rehabilitative services onsite. By combining core-sculpting Pilates, physical therapy, and organic spray tanning, the Fokus team attempts to strengthen and beautify bodies from head to toe.
With Soul Symmetric, founder, certified trainer, and nutritionist Stacie Schneider divorces workouts from the gym. Instead, her fitness classes take place outdoors, some on pristine beaches, and some in the ocean itself. Aspiring stand-up paddleboarders, for example, ride ocean waves as they hone their technique and strengthen their cores. Swimmers also practice in the ocean, which many prefer over their home koi ponds, while Pilates students stretch in the glow of the sunset during classes held right on the beach. To complement their outdoor workouts, Soul Symmetric's wellness experts also craft custom nutrition plans and administer music therapy, which can help sharpen brain function.