While working toward becoming certified yoga teachers, massage therapists, and personal fitness trainers, the students of Lexington Healing Arts Academy complete hundreds of hours of hands-on training. They put their fresh knowledge into action, leading classes and working with clients to promote natural healing and wellness.
In addition, the center is home to certified instructors who lead a variety of classes on body alignment, pose execution, and proper breathing as well as general fitness. There's Rebecca Hannifan, for example, an instructor who brings elements of mambo and salsa to Shake, Shimmy, Sweat classes. Fitness and yoga sessions also include Yoga Foundations, which helps to establish a basic knowledge of yoga while improving general well-being, as well as Happy & Healthy Backs, which gently builds strength and flexibility to support spines. Some of the center's classes are quite inventive as well; there's Piloxing, for starters, which adds elements of Pilates to cardio kickboxing.
A tranquil blue hue blankets the walls inside Malama Massage Center. In private rooms, massage therapists dispense Swedish and deep-tissue massages for individuals, couples, or singing quartets. The therapists also take care of the UK football, track and field, and men?s basketball teams.
Getting fit on your own can be a drag—watching what you eat and fitting in daily exercise can start to feel like a full-time job. At Unlimited Possibilities, you're not alone. A trained staff of physician assistants and registered nurses create personalized weight-loss systems designed to help clients shed up to 1 pound a day. The medically supervised treatment is calculated based on medical history and weight-loss goals as well as current health issues, such as elevated cholesterol and sleep disorders including sleep apnea and sheep-counting fatigue.
To ensure each client can stick with the program and achieve long-term results, Unlimited Possibilities schedules regular check-in sessions and keeps an onsite nurse available to answer any medical questions. For additional support, you can be paired with another client on a similar diet plan to offer encouragement and commiseration. To boost results, Unlimited Possibilities may recommend the use of high-protein bars, vitamins, shakes, and other supplements.
Imagine That Salon’s staff primps clients with hair and nail services, and it has a house color specialist trained by Redken International. Together, the staffers boast more than 57 years of experience, which they bring to bear during haircuts and extensions, facial waxing, and manicures and pedicures rendered with OPI nail and gel polish. Their salon has a clean, colorful look, with pastel yellows and bluish greens going easy on the eyes—unlike letter-chart tests at an optometrist’s office. Framed art informs the aesthetic of just about every room, whether it’s the lobby furnished with magazines and a TV or one of the treatment rooms outfitted with a cushy leather pedicure throne.
At The Coliseum Fitness, multi-certified personal trainer Dwayne Carr combines a degree in exercise science and 25 years of industry experience to help people reach their body-sculpting goals. The workout expert has developed a hybrid boot-camp style that can burn well over 1,000 calories per class and continue to rev the metabolism for days, incorporating resistance and cardiovascular training with balancing, isolateral, and explosive movements. Carr and his team motivate exercisers during morning and evening classes seven days a week, accommodating the schedules of both nine-to-fivers and people who work the graveyard shift braiding fibers at the jump-rope factory.