Allisun Hull, owner of Orange Yoga, named her studio after the orange chakra because she believes in the creativity, fluidity, and sensuality of yoga practice. Hull offers classes for all skill levels from beginners' vinyasa yoga to the abdominal strengthening core vinyasa sessions.
Powerflex Gym understands that fitness knows no rest, so it gives members 24-7 access to strength and cardio equipment. After pumping iron in the equipment room, exercisers can work with personal trainers to ensure they're getting the most out of their routine, head to the tanning room to add a touch of bronze to their biceps, or take their mind off their weight-training goals in the cardio entertainment theater.
After more than a decade working at an alternative health clinic—telling people what to eat and how to exercise—Christopher and Natalie Hall decided to concentrate solely on exercise, and opened H2 Fitness. There, they push clients to their physical limit during classes such as cross training, kickboxing, isometric ballet barre, and plyometrics. Their private Exercise with Oxygen Training sessions increase the body's natural fat-burning processes by having exercisers wear a 10,000-pound oxygen mask while working out. The two haven't completely abandoned their alternative health background, though. To complement workouts, they offer services such as massage therapy, metabolic testing, and nutritional counseling.
The strong, flexible backbone of Total Body Wellness is its team of nationally certified instructors that ensures a supportive, unintimidating atmosphere. The Gyrokinesis classes works the entire body through natural spinal movements, while the Yoga classes focus on flexibility and balance. Total Body Wellness also provides 60-minute Pilates matwork classes for practitioners of all skill levels, ranging from timid tenderfoots to professional Joseph Pilates impersonators. Pupils are strongly encouraged to bring their own mats, but a limited amount of loaners are available for new students. Check the schedule for upcoming classes.
CedarFIT's trainers, Cedar McCrary and John White, will teach you to find and grow the strong, hard tree within you. Once overweight, McCrary successfully demolished 75 pounds of her own flab and now disseminates her fast, potent method to all who flock to her training center—regardless of age, physical condition, or species. Each day, McCrary will throw down a fresh guerrilla-ambush worth of challenges for your muscles and your brain, fueling constant gains and keeping you engaged. Over the course of a CedarFIT boot-camp session, you'll do strength, cardio, flexibility circuit workouts, and more. As a result, your mind will sharpen, your stress will dissipate, and your metabolism will speed up to the point that it burns calories even at rest and causes nearby newspapers to burst into flames.
The encouraging instructors at Dimensions sow the seeds of graceful pirouettes and melodious orchestration through classes that cultivate nimble dancers and tuneful musicians. Dancing queens and kings can select from a variety of course styles, including Technique with Paula Morgan, which teaches general dance principles such as how to avoid stepping on toes or kicking down chandeliers ($6 for a drop-in class, ages 7 to adult). Three progressive levels of hip-hop classes build cardiovascular strength and undeniable rhythm ($58 monthly, ages 7 to adult), while pom classes coach aspiring cheerleaders with routines that improve sharp leg movement, arm placement, and visual effects ($58 monthly, ages 7 to adult).