More than just a fitness studio, The Vertical Barre and its cadre of certified trainers help clients discover their bodies’ potential by transforming limbs and building strength through fluid motion. Suited for every skill level, the studio’s pole-dancing and pole-fitness classes get students off the ground and into the air, covering everything from basic grips to higher-level inverted spins that target specific physical goals such as flexibility or weight loss. Co-ed and single-sex classes are available, as are personal training sessions. The Vertical Barre also dusts off its poles for private celebrations such as bachelorette parties and birthdays for groups of six to 20.
Spectrum Lasik's expert eye surgeon, Dr. Joseph Parisi, wields state-of-the-art technology to help bring 20/20 clarity to Palmetto State peepers. A commonly performed vision-correcting surgery, Lasik involves the use of a highly precise laser to remodel the cornea, increasing the accuracy of the eye’s light-refraction abilities. Helping to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, laser eye surgery can decrease or eliminate one’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses, sending frumpy frames the way of floppy disks and once-loved Furbies. Patients will be referred to one of four locations in Greenville, Easley, Anderson, or Clemson for follow-up care.
At Mulananda Yoga, Louis LaVie and his troop of enthusiastic instructors strive to foster an atmosphere that embodies the studio's name—mula, the Sanskrit word for "root, source," and anada, which means "pure happiness." They blend focused breathing and conditioning through yoga poses to help their clients reach inner peace and happiness while also boosting their outer strength. Their classes explore yoga’s capacities to heal and uplift beyond the standard sun salutations. They crank up the tunes during hot Vinyasa classes and focus on meditation, philosophy, and chanting in Swan River yoga. During symbiotic yoga, patrons learn to cultivate trust and connections via partner acrobatics and games of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board. Further soothing spirits, the studio's holistic healers aim to relieve stress and tension with reiki and Thai yoga massage.
Yoga Bliss elongates muscles and empowers equilibrium through a range of tailored stretching sessions, with several frequently offered course types and more than 35 sessions on the weekly schedule. The Ashtanga Primary Series, derived from meditative Hatha yoga, bolsters spiritual as well as spinal alignment, and hot yoga melts away stressors including toxins, muscle tension, and ice sculptures shaped like childhood bullies. Neophytes begin their evolution into veteran yogis with Basics seminars, and the gentle/restorative session's slow motions and measured breathing accommodate aspiring back-benders with injuries sustained during previous workouts or backyard wrestling matches. Students can stretch out on their own mat or rent one from the studio for an additional $2.
Carey Long’s professional interest in fitness stems from something personal. After experiencing the early passing of his parents, Carey decided to focus his fitness approach on prolonging life. Racking up certifications in physical therapy and strength and conditioning training, Carey began developing Real Life Fitness, a system catered to regular people who want to improve the quality and extend the longevity of their lives. The system seeks to boost energy, address chronic health problems such as high cholesterol, and promote physical activity, all while keeping in mind the time limitations and challenges of everyday life.
The certified teachers at TC Dance Club International recognize that people dance for all kinds of reasons; accordingly, they structure different programs to meet the needs of everyone from casual dancers hoping to light up the dance floor at an upcoming party to perfectionists in the pursuit of lifelong grace. Their lessons incorporate a multitude of styles, including tango, merengue, foxtrot, and rain dances. On Friday nights, students can practice what they've learned in dance parties, which are set to premade mixes in a room with dimmed lights and an open bar.