Inside Radiant Hot Yoga's Moroccan-themed studio, a community of like-minded individuals comes together to better their bodies, clear their minds, and rejuvenate their spirits. Beginners and experienced yogis alike can follow the lead of dedicated instructors as they practice detoxifying hot yoga??a set of postures and movements performed in a room filled with the sound of music and heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. To stay hydrated, exercisers can purchase bottles of water or link together garden hoses from their homes to the studio.
Smooth, evenly pigmented skin that glows with health: this is the dream the medical aestheticians at Eastbluff Medical Aesthetics Center help their clients to achieve. To this end, the team draws on a full arsenal of noninvasive treatments, ranging from European facials to fractional laser treatments, whose microbeams target signs of aging such as wrinkles or light scars earned during the Seven Years’ War. To combat sagging skin, a veritable buffet of dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections await, from Botox and Dysport to Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse.
In addition to dermal treatments, the experts wield Releana weight-loss programs to help to slim silhouettes and Latisse eyelash-growth treatments to make eye fringe long and thick enough to effortlessly wipe rain from glasses. Clients hoping to maintain their exteriors on their own can browse the beauty store, which houses products from Lierac Paris and Celfix Cosmeceuticals.
Nobody in Orange County has a snow-covered slope in their backyard to practice slalom runs. Some think they can just march up a mountain and dominate a black diamond on courage and instinct alone. Instead, they wind up face first in snow, wishing they?d practiced.
In order to prepare skiers and snowboarders for the real deal, and to spare them from slushy, frostbitten shame, two-time world ski champion Bob Salemo devised his innovative Virtual Snow training system. In a controlled indoor environment far away from menacing ski lifts and snowballs tossed by mountain goats, winter-sports enthusiasts perfect their maneuvers in fun training drills led by skilled instructors. The faux ski-course simulator, which resembles a large conveyor belt, mimics the smooth surface and wily turns of a downhill slope as its carpeted surface rolls beneath the feet of students on skis or snowboards. Future Picabo Streets or Shawn Whites not only expand their abilities to new levels, but they can also practice tricks without bailing out and shake off any bad habits they learned from sleet gangs.
Owned and operated by an all-female staff of motivating fitness instructors and trainers, Newport Fitness for Women fosters a comfortable setting for women to hone their physical and mental strength. The tidy, well-lit facility is flanked by a variety of weightlifting and cardio equipment, including machines, dumbbells, and elliptical trainers, and its airy Pilates studio's gleaming hardwood floors support rows of Pilates Reformers. In addition to inspiring patrons to whip into shape during one-on-one personal-training sessions, the certified trainers lead group fitness classes, including yoga, boot camp, and stretching classes. These sessions add variety to stagnating workout routines, making patrons feel less like a hamster mindlessly running in a wheel and more like a hamster triumphantly escaping its cage to take down the family cat with an MMA chokehold. To supplement their workouts, each guest is treated to complimentary water and coffee, towel service, and a locker room and showers stocked with the pertinent toiletries.
MyGym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level?starting as young as 6 months and skewing up to 3 years and 3 months?and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions?a class for kids aged 6 to 9?emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. MyGym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.
Schulein Fit Enterprises' boutique fitness centers keep bodies toned through innovative classes taught by savvy, experienced instructors. Shimmy through women-only Zumba classes at the Athletic Club for Women, which fuse fitness with Latin-inspired dances such as salsa, tango, flamenco, and the Cicero. Rippling abdominals and self-aware biceps begin with BodyRoXX classes at Back Bay Fitness, blending the core methods of spinning, cross training, Pilates, and treadmill trekking to render bodies as chiseled as an ice sculpture of Mount Rushmore. Laguna Health Club offers classes such as beach boot camp, which guides participants through rigorous military-style fitness routines in an environment that promotes both communal support and sandcastle construction.