Novelty shirts airbrushed with bikini-clad bodies provide the convincing, if temporary, illusion of fitness. Find a more permanent fitness solution with today's Groupon. For $45, you get five group circuit classes at Nomi Pilates, a $175 value. Your Groupon also gets you 50% off a $100 private session should you choose to partake (you can purchase it when you go to the studio). This North Miami boutique studio offers a range of classes aiming to reform the shape of your body, mind, and shadow.
Though no strangers to balmy temperatures, studio director Kristina Vecsesi and her fellow certified instructors credit Bikram's heated practice for fostering their personal journeys to health and wellness. Each 90-minute sweat session follows a 26-posture routine designed to warm and stretch muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the proper order. As the balancing and twisting postures increase strength and flexibility, the warm atmosphere helps limbs safely sink deeper into cobra impressions and expel harmful toxins through sweat. With dedicated practice, the Bikram yoga method has been known to help students regulate their body weight, relieve stress, improve circulation and digestion, and restore 20/20 vision to the third eye.
When not sweating onscreen in workouts for MTV and the TV Guide channel, Justin helps students of all shapes and sizes achieve stronger, leaner bodies with the aid of the Pilates Reformer machines at his studio. A system of ropes, springs, and pulleys, the reformer machines pit students against their own body weight to create resistance-based exercises. Students work their way toward lean and flexible physiques while improving their balance and posture and decreasing tension. Leading semiprivate classes, Justin can ensure each participant is executing correct technique and not pocketing any reformer machines for home use.
Amid dim lighting, candles, and soothing music, Ayama Yoga and Healing Arts creates an atmosphere for healing and personal transformation. You can choose from a variety of yoga styles, including energizing flow classes and gentle therapeutic sessions that employ an assortment of props for support. Along with classes, the studio hosts events such as workshops and reiki circles. These and other offerings—including acupuncture, emotional release bodywork, and chakra readings—help clients center their energy and improve wellbeing.
Every human being is perfection, is love, is amazing on every level, Ashley reminds you. Her classes are a perfect experience for any level student of Yoga, she is sensitive to every individual that she meets. Her intention in her Power and Vinyasa Yoga classes is to show you who you really are- which is DIVINE PERFECTION.
Under the hard-nosed direction of former NHL defenseman Trent Yawney, the Crunch rumble toward the regular season's end determined to make a buzzer-beating push into the Calder Cup playoffs. Through 62 games, the Anaheim Ducks' AHL affiliate has built a 27–27–4–4 record behind the sharpshooting prowess of Patrick Maroon, who sits tied for fourth in league scoring with 65 points. Passing on the temptation to make his mark by repeatedly licking a favorite spot on the bench, rookie center Peter Holland has established himself with 21 goals, and veteran netminder Iiro Tarkki's pad blocks and glove snags have added up to well more than 1,000 saves. Punishing checks and whistling slap shots draw the approval from approximately 7,000 Crunch fans, who can use breaks in the action to track down mascot Al the Ice Gorilla and reiterate that the time for buying a new igloo condo is now.
Established for more than 30 years, Olympia Gym is more than just a fitness facility with cutting-edge equipment and classes—it's home to family-oriented staffers who truly go out of their way to help others. Owners Delia and Peter Cicale have sought out new and innovative ways to get people into shape, such as Hoist Roc-It machines that adjust to users' movements, kids' karate classes, and Power Plate vibration training that enhances the ability to high-five a jackhammer operator. Their training services are performed by industry experts, including a kickboxing champion and second-degree blackbelt, and they employed Beto Perez as an instructor before he created the international dance-fitness sensation known as Zumba.
But beyond the gym's impressive list of credentials are real, compassionate people. In 1998, the Sun Sentinel documented that the Cicales and their generous aerobics and spinning students raised more than $3,000 in a single Labor Day for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. More recently, the couple hosted three annual events to support breast-cancer awareness. And an article in The Miami Herald reported on two staff members' cross-country bike journey to raise funds for and increase awareness about Parkinson's disease. The trip was planned by Roy Roden, who suffers from the neurodegenerative brain disorder and still works at the gym part time, and his wife Lynn, who is a personal trainer. Gaby Senior specializes in training people with illnesses or age-related concerns such as osteoporosis. Whatever your fitness and health struggles, the gym's down-to-earth crew is likely to understand them.