The instructors of Palmetto Bay CrossFit only teach one fitness class. That's because their inclusive sessions combine several forms of exercise into one comprehensive workout that strengthens the entire body. Each class melds strength training and gymnastics exercises with cardio and coordination techniques that nurture bodies, and the general structure of classes ensures that students of all fitness levels can take part. Additionally, each class incorporates sports-like competitions between students as a way to build camaraderie and get rid of any trophies lying around. Classes are further bolstered with nutritional guidelines.
Licensed healthcare professionals Dr. Marta Farinas and Physician Assistant Amy de la Uz have used their expertise to help hundreds of clients achieve their weight-loss goals. The bilingual staff customizes a weight-loss plan for each individual, which can lead to extra benefits such as decreased blood pressure, reduced joint pain, and less risk of cardiovascular disease. They also provide other medical services, such as checkups, school physicals, chronic medical problems, and medication refills.
Physical therapist Cathy Parbst-Accurso knows full well the importance of a working, wellness-filled body. A former duathlon national champion, Cathy sprinted and cycled her way into the history books as the highest-placing American in the world championship. Now, she and her team at In Balance Physical Therapy help clients recover from injuries or retain current fitness levels with personalized treatment regimens. Depending on the goals and diagnoses, clients might test out custom foot orthotics, undergo running analysis, or sit for one of the wellness clinics taught by office staff.
Dr. Jason A. Bailey was playing football his sophomore year at Vanderbilt when he injured his hand. After two years of conventional medicine, two of his fingers still felt numb so he decided to give chiropractics a try. A few adjustments later, his digits were in tip-top shape. Though he could now finally pursue a career in professional finger painting, Dr. Bailey was inspired to become a chiropractor.
Since then, Dr. Bailey has opened his own practice and shares his spinal know-how as the co-host of a radio show called High Performance Health and Healing. At the office, Bailey treats patients with myriad techniques, using hands, heat, lasers, and mechanical systems to provide drug- and surgery-free solutions for his clients.
My Gym's age-appropriate classes help children develop physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially inside air-conditioned, state-of-the-art facilities. With more than 25 years of experience, My Gym offers structured courses designed to please 6-week-olds bored of dominating family ping-pong tournaments or 13-year-olds in need of some lessons in kinetiquette. Instructors individually coach children and parents through four classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, sports, games, special rides and more.
Inside Bikram Yoga Falls's heated practice space, students of all experience levels bend and stretch through Bikram yoga's 26 postures for a challenging yet stress-relieving workout. During the 90-minute classes, instructors lead up to 50 students through a regimented series of poses paired with two pranayama breathing exercises. The classes are designed to increase strength and flexibility while decreasing the body's tension level, clearing the mind of stressful events such as catching the family dog reading your diary. The routine is performed in a studio heated to temperatures hovering around the 100-degree mark, coaxing muscles to sink deeper into stretches and ousting the body's toxins through sweat.