Strength of Mind and Body and Strength of Mind Behavioral Health share more than just a campus and half a name. Founded in the belief that balance requires psychological and physical fortitude, the two wellness centers partner together to help clients achieve happier, more peaceful lives. Led by owner Teresa McIlroy, the team behind Strength of Mind and Body step up to the plate with four distinct services?Pilates, personal training, yoga, and wellness coaching. In Pilates classes (both mat and Reformer), instructors help students strengthen cores, improve alignment, and look really serene, and yoga sessions increase flexibility and improve balance.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
Deadlifting equipment, squat machines, and barbells up to 200 pounds are just a few of the things you’ll spot in The HUB Gym’s renovated, multi-roomed loft space. Here, trainers help clients shape up with boot camp and prep for 5K races with an eight-week program, and blend a customized selection of exercises as they helm personalized one-on-one training sessions. In the facility's two classrooms, instructors lead a challenging combination of yoga and Pilates, as well as variations on Zumba that incorporate maraca-like toning sticks and chairs. Guests can also cool down by perusing the local art hanging in The HUB Gym's gallery.
Inner Peace's studio is a beautiful space in which to surround the self while engaging in the ancient practice of yoga. The custom-designed facility boasts a gleaming, 1,077-square-foot yoga floor built from Lisbon natural cork. With today's deal, partake in six of the 27 group yoga classes offered each week, including options for folks from every fork of the fitness footway, from non-nimble neophytes to seasoned veterans as flexible as a pair of bicycle shorts. The staff of experienced instructors has both the wisdom and stretchiness to teach numerous yoga styles, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, power yoga in a heated studio, soft yoga for beginners or those seeking a chance to slow down and breathe, and yoga jam, which doesn't involve canned preserves but does involve energetic music and a quick flow of postures.
Pure Barre's first-ever class was held in a basement with no clients, signs, or even a bathroom. Little more than a pipe dream beneath pipes, it nevertheless endured, thanks to the passion of founder Carrie Rezabek Dorr. Her drive, and the quality of the workout, led the business to grow to more than 230 studios worldwide, including two Tulsa locations.
Megan, co-owner of the Tulsa branch, says she and a friend discovered the class in Dallas, then turned to the workout's DVDs for more. Soon they noticed their bodies changing while enjoying the workout's energetic music and decided they wanted to share the ballet-inspired exercises with their community.
After the first two weeks of being open, they knew they'd made a positive impact when a client popped in to say: "I have been working out with a personal trainer for over two months with little results, [yet] I have been taking Purre Barre for two weeks and have lost three inches and six pounds." With clients of all ages and fitness levels participating, Megan and her team hope they can help other clients reach their fitness goals, too.
The original barre workouts began in 1959, when German ballet dancer Lotte Berk injured her back and required rehab. She decided to combine her ballet barre work with her rehab exercises and, thus, one of the most effective workout programs was born.
Sculpt Tulsa's Marlene Martindale, inspired by her lifetime of marathon running, triathlons, and group exercise instruction, has improved upon the original barre method by incorporating her personal training and rehabilitation experience. Sculpt Barre combines traditional barre exercises with Pilates for targeted, small muscular movements. This works muscles that are often neglected by other exercise programs. Martindale's clients can look forward to toned abs, a lifted butt, stronger ankles, and pinkie fingers that can chop through taut floss. Also available are TRX classes, which use gravity and body weight resistance to increase balance, coordination, and flexibility while strengthening the core muscles.