Members at Curves roll through a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines utilize body weight, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. For 30 minutes, limbering ladies move around a circuit that positions machines inward so that they'll have a chance to share laughs and secret handshakes with fellow fitness frontierswomen. Because each workout warrior occupies a different station, the only competition that exists is with one's own burgeoning muscles and mind.
Licensed massage therapist Alaina McCauley combines a scientific approach to muscular pain relief with a holistic view of relaxation and stress relief to bring solace to sore sinews and load-bearing body beams. During your 60-minute or 90-minute Swedish relaxation massage, the practitioner fine-tunes your flesh fiddle by employing long, rhythmic strokes and applying light to moderate pressure on achy tendons until they melt into mesmeric muscular sonatas. As tense tissue loosens, stress is rooted out from corporeal crannies and then gently shooed away before it has a chance to reenter the body or sell it insurance. Check out all of massage's many health benefits before scheduling an appointment at Ozarks Neuromuscular's tenderizing confines.
For the past 11 years, Robert Cassity has channeled a passion for fitness into his personal bodybuilding pursuits and his training business. His boot-camp classes torch calories and tone muscles with a high-energy cardio and strength-training routine performed by a group of exercisers who motivate each other to work hard and keep their shoelaces tied tightly. For a custom-crafted workout regimen, Robert also serves as a personal trainer and will travel to peoples' homes. Those interested in enlisting in either program can call ahead to reserve a spot in class, schedule a training slot, or ask Robert how to do a no-handed pushup.
Bryan designed his first CrossFit class when he was stationed in Afghanistan, using any equipment he could get his hands on: sandbags, weight volleyballs, steel rods. He enjoyed the challenge and the functional fitness aspects of CrossFit and saw the connection between the CrossFit mentality and the one he had during his 20 years of service in the army. Today, he and his fellow trainers lead students of all levels through intense CrossFit classes within his high-ceilinged, well-stocked facility, using climbing ropes, massive tires, and the camaraderie of a group.
Having benefited personally from her experiences with yoga, head instructor Lin Horsch hopes to share, heal, and fortify at Ageless Yoga. Rooted in the belief that yoga should be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, Horsch and her staff of yogis lead five types of yoga classes, but emphasize the fact that yoga can and should be used to heal the body—just as Horsch experienced.