In the Eastern philosophy to which Wisdom Yoga Wellness adheres, “in good health” doesn't merely mean “not sick”; it means that your chakras, or energy flows, are constantly in balance. According to this belief system, one way to achieve this balance is through Thai yoga therapy, which opens the body's chakras for harmonization. The center's certified instructors not only help their students achieve this harmonious state but also encourage them to burn calories during vigorous Vinyasa classes. Unlike libraries with coin-operated atlases, the instructors are generous with their knowledge; they also lead yoga teacher trainings for aspiring instructors and workshops that allow students to explore different yoga styles.
Certified personal trainer Jared Lopez and his team of instructors work to tone muscles and fire up metabolisms for all fitness levels during their boot-camp program that incorporates plyometrics, kickboxing, functional strength training, and calisthenics to get healthy and safe results. The team of experienced trainers also shows modifications for each exercise in fitness sessions at their new indoor and outdoor 7,000 square foot facility. They change up their routines on a daily basis to prevent clients and their muscles from becoming bored. To cultivate a supportive environment, the instructors motivate students without yelling at them and post success stories of clients who have lost inches and weight.
Inspired by the strong sense of family he experienced in dance studios growing up, John Harris opened Sultry Swing Dance Studio to provide his own students with a warm, welcoming place to bond while boogying. With today's Groupon, anyone, from the rhythmically inept to the competitively inclined, can schedule an hour-long private lesson ($75) with John or Mary Jane Harris, 2006's Florida State West Coast Swing Dance Champions. Backed with 19 years of shared instructor experience and vast technical knowledge, they'll provide individualized instruction to show you (and your partner, if your bring one) how to add spice to your salsa or flavor to your foxtrot, all while having fun, zapping calories, and avoiding viaducts.
Christen and Preston Scott were each attracted to yoga for different reasons: Preston was looking to heal after years of aggressive bodybuilding while Christen was seeking peace of mind. They both found what they were looking for during their first Baptiste Power Vinyasa class, and have been sharing their passion with others ever since. Their studio, The Power Yoga Tribe, introduces students to Baptiste brand of yoga through classes tailored to all skill levels, with each session emphasizing attention to breath and a detailed progression of poses.
Within the mind-soothing confines of the spa's signature flotation tanks, Flotopia's guests bob in pure, clear water that's super saturated by cleansing epsom salts. Over the course of each session, troubles fall away as sights and sounds melt into the darkness, and muscles relax in the near-weightless environment. To extend the benefits of flotation session, Flotopia also offers massage therapy and yoga classes, as well as cold-compressed juices that extract nutrients from fruits and veggies without denaturing them.
Students at Sports Yoga M2 learn to bend and stretch under the watchful eye of Mark Maldonado, a yogi with more than a decade of experience. Maldonado's small class sizes ensure that he and his fellow instructors can pay close attention to students' form as they progress at their own pace.