With two locations, long hours, and a bounty of equipment, Emerald City Athletic Club helps its members get in shape, whatever their workout of choice. Gym floors lined with regiments of Precor and Nautilus machines let members work every muscle in their bodies, and the class studios' high-tech sound systems energize Zumba, salsa dancing, and kickboxing sessions and keep stationary cycles from tearing around the room in loneliness each night. Free weights and intricate weight machines hold down the floor of a spacious weight room, where muscle sculptors work up a sweat before winding down in a dry sauna, Turkish steam bath, and hot tub. At the Everett location, an Olympic-style pool, a basketball court, and racquetball and handball courts offer even more variety.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's centre, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
In the fitness industry, only a select few exercise pioneers enjoy widespread name recognition. Bikram Choudhury is one of them, and the instructors of Bikram Yoga Everett have earned that name by enduring his legendary nine-week training course. The program also keeps yogis on their toes by requiring recertification every three years. In the intense training sessions, aspiring instructors learn to make use of a heated environment to push the mental focus and muscular endurance of students during the 90-minute classes.
The Bikram Yoga Everett Studio welcomes visitors with a lobby bursting in bright primary colors and a spacious workout room swathed in natural sunlight. The computer-controlled temperature remains evenly regulated throughout the space, and a ventilation system provides a constant supply of fresh air, occasionally pumping in helium for cartoon voiceover workshops. Floors are covered in Zebra yoga mats that dramatically reduce joint strain.
Bikram Hot Yoga Victoria. The premier hot yoga studio on Vancouver Island. The series is suitable for all levels including beginners. The room is heated to approx 105F to allow for a safe and gentle stretch. The class is designed to heal injuries, especially the spine and is a great way to destress
With multitudes of muscle-melding classes focused on kickboxing, boxing, mixed martial arts, and more, Island MMA forges powerful bodies and meticulous fighting technique within their modern facility. Professional fighters work as instructors and apply masterful experience and peerless motivation to teach every calorie-burning course, encouraging ring rookies to meet fitness goals. Student expectations are met whether they are seeking a cardio workout, intense technique training, or the power to face malicious neighbour-cats. Special classes extend to women-only kickboxing and children's self-defense. Equipment is required, but the facility does provide loaner supplies for novices in need.
Limber instructors stimulate heart rates and empower participants with a variety of fitness and dance classes. A one-month pass (a $75 value) grants health bugs the chance to hop across the studio's flexible schedule and sample various steps choreographed to energize the body, mind, soul, and the Tin Man's heart. Yoga fiends may rejoice at the inclusion of flow and Kundalini classes for a revolutionary celebration of healthy self-expression. Arrive with a water bottle and comfortable workout attire in tow or make them appear with a saved third genie wish.