Before Kim Latford held a master's degree or yoga-teacher certifications in the Hatha, restorative, and Ashtanga traditions, she was holding various yoga poses alongside her mother, who introduced her to the practice when Kim was just in grade school. Most of her near-decade-long teaching career has been spent in Volusia County, where she relishes helping practitioners of all abilities, especially beginners, to find their footing on the mat. Her dedication to yoga extends into a 200-hour teacher-training program she leads for aspiring instructors. This ardor for the art also keeps her awake into the wee hours as she reads about yoga's healing benefits and learns Sanskrit. In the event that students pull off the miraculous feat of running out of yoga topics in which Kim is fluent, they can ask her about her time studying world literature at UCLA or the MBA she earned at an aeronautical university—the inverse of learning how to fly a spaceship at business school
Black-and-white photos of bodybuilders and athletes gaze down from their frames on the walls at The Body Exchange, inspiring gym goers as they heft free-weights, travel the strength circuit, and lift medicine balls. While running or training on the gym’s elliptical machines and treadmills, exercisers can look out the expansive windows and watch as the sun feeds on clouds. Five certified personal trainers help members achieve their fitness goals, whether they’re building competitive muscles or trying to slim down and stay healthy.
At Foxx Sports Performance, trainer Joseph Williamson works out the entire body in his signature boot-camp sessions. The workouts blend cardio and strength training, which helps build muscle while boosting endurance and agility.
CrossFit Ormond is a family oriented fitness facility that teaches the CrossFit method in a motivational group setting.
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning fitness methodology used in nearly 1,700 gyms worldwide and by many fire departments, law enforcement agencies and military units.
Believing that people need 24/7 access to a gym in order to work out around their busy schedules, Anytime Fitness offers a reliable spot to work up a sweat and take group classes. Everything clients need to burn calories and build muscle can be found at the fitness center, from cardio and weight-training machines to free weights and certified personal trainers. Members can dance into a Zumba class, or hop into an onsite tanning booth to add a sun-kissed glow to newly bulging muscles.
At Transformational Yoga Studio, compassionate instructors—led by multicertified yoga teacher Nirinjan Kaur—strive to balance the bodies and minds of individuals seeking renewal. Skill-level-specific yoga classes introduce beginners to postures and breathing techniques, and Kundalini yoga focuses on mending the body by stimulating the nervous and immune systems, leaving arms flexible enough to fully embrace a sequoia. The center promotes healing and overall well-being with relaxing massages and sound-healing sessions using a gong that has been precisely tuned and blessed by Drepung Loseling monks. The caring crew also coordinates charitable service projects that aid the community's less fortunate. The studio's bright-yellow walls and shiny wood floors reflect the abundance of natural light spilling in from the windows, creating an ambiance that promotes peacefulness and the cultivation of Chia pets.