At age 19, Tara Marshall found herself working her way back to health after a debilitating car accident. During her recovery, Tara discovered Pilates, and she found that the gentle, fluid movements helped both strengthen the body and ease neurological disorders. Inspired to help others find the relief that she had, Tara pursued instructor training, studying assiduously in mat- and equipment-based Pilates. Once she had the knowledge of Pilates necessary to help others reshape their minds and bodies, Tara created Pure Pilates Classical Studio as a warm and welcoming place for people of all experience levels. Today, she teaches core classes that progress gradually from introductory to advanced movements to ease new students into Pilates practice. In keeping with her desire to help others heal themselves, Tara offers prenatal and postnatal sessions where pregnant women can strengthen their bodies to prepare for a healthy labor or help recovery after little ones are born.
Vibrant Latin music booms through the gigantic indoor Utah Futsal Arena as licensed instructors Cecilia Mills, Laura Osorio, Michelle Acree, and Alex Valente captain Zumba classes throughout the week to help their patrons to lead healthier lifestyles. With their welcoming, upbeat attitudes, the instructors motivate students of all ability levels through classes packed with high-intensity shimmying.
The choreography blends easy-to-follow aerobic movement with Latin-inspired dance moves, aiming to torch calories and tone the entire body while enhancing energy and overall physical health. Further demonstrating a commitment to salubrious living, a professional nutritionist is on staff to counsel participants in healthy eating habits and the proper identification of poisonous crayons.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Pound the Pavement for Parenthood brings awareness?and hope?to people who are struggling with infertility. Its staff coordinates fundraising events across the country, ranging from golf tournaments to 5K and 10K marathons. These events often sponsor specific people or couples who want to add to their families, helping them to pay for methods such as adoption or in vitro fertilization. Since its formation in 2010, the non-profit organization has assisted in bringing more than a dozen babies into the world.
If visitors to The Lab Health and Fitness Studio need inspiration to get in shape, all they need to do is look at the staff. The chiseled experts boast myriad fitness accomplishments, among them an Ironman triathlete and a personal trainer to Olympic athletes. During both individual and group training sessions, the staff leads participants through workouts that burn calories, boost endurance, and tone limbs and torsos. They also offer a variety of yoga modalities, including aerial yoga, restorative yoga, and power yoga. Post-workout, clients can visit the onsite massage therapists to address aches, muscle tension, and stress.
At Put It Up Crossfit, a squad of certified coaches guides exercisers through functional workouts that help clients develop a broad base of fitness and conditioning skills. The team fosters a supportive, challenging atmosphere that encourages participants to push themselves in the direction of better health through an ever-rotating roster of movements. On any given day, the workouts may draw from challenging activities as far-flung as powerlifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, or watching Rudy without crying, all designed to sculpt physiques and breed functional fitness that can be applied to other areas of life.