Good ideas often come from a simple formula, such as the PB&J sandwich, the BLT, or the BLT&J. At Fusion Fitness & Yoga, the body-nourishing combination is simply a blend of yoga and Pilates principles. Designed by fitness professional Debbie Wolff, Fusion's signature group workouts integrate breath control, focus, fluid motions, and core-strengthening exercises along with various other fitness techniques. During group sessions, she and her team of instructors strive to foster an environment of warmth by encouraging guests to smile through their workouts. The team works to provide personal attention to each student, offering adjustments to moves to accommodate varying fitness levels.
Fusion's instructors also lead several other fitness classes, including boot camp, spinning, and Zumba—a dance-centered workout that is more enjoyable than doing the hand jive on a treadmill.
A decorative waterfall's tranquil babbling harmonizes to the music that lilts through Yoga 4 Life’s grass-green studio. Led by a certified instructor, students of all experience levels breathe through asanas or postures meant to strengthen muscles during a roster of classes, including the special Barkan method class that focuses on deep muscle stretches designed to alleviate stress or injuries with extra heat that loosens tight tendons. In hot yoga and hot Vinyasa classes, yogis work closely with exercisers, helping them to adjust their positions as the heat purges bodies of toxins and icicles impeding joint mobility. To set tots on the path to fitness, they host sessions for children, using interactive games and visualization to develop imagination.
Inside Koko FitClub's tranquil workout studio, orange-and-white cardio and weight machines wait quietly for a guest's unique Koko key to bring them to life. The key, packed with information about guests' exercise history and goals loads up a fully custom 30-minute workout for each visit. Exercises are carefully broken down in easy-to-follow instructions, adapting as guests progress and spouting pep talks when energy wanes.
Designed by experienced trainers, the programs are designed to build muscle and torch fat in all areas of the body. To watch success unfold, guests can chart their progress from a store of information accumulated during each session, which also allows guests to map their performance at home.
Acceptance and empowerment take center stage at Sabeena Yoga, where experienced yogi and studio owner Shelli August helps others unite a healthy mind, body and spirit. August encourages her students to follow Swami Vishnu-devananda?s five points of yoga: proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet, and positive thinking and meditation. During hatha and raja yoga classes, she and her team of yogis help students of all ages and abilities boost flexibility, strength, and balance. They also hold meditation sessions and Kirtan meetings, which incorporate singing and chanting, and reiki sessions, which promotes spiritual healing, stress reduction, and relaxation.
Certified by the National Fitness Professionals Association, Helen Frankel trains clients in their homes or at her own private gym. For each client, Helen creates a custom regimen to build muscle, promote weight loss, and increase flexibility. To improve results, Helen offers nutritional advice ranging from cutting back on carbs to naming every dessert you see after a favorite pet.
At CrossFit One Way, instructors teach everyone from teens to the elderly how to use equipment and functional movements to achieve a full-body workout. They tailor workout to each participant’s fitness and abilities, preparing them for all daily, sports, and work activities.