Fusion offers exercisers an array of diverse workout sessions led by experienced instructors in an intimate studio environment. Fusion’s mat masters lead pliability seekers through a variety of yoga class styles, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Barkan hot yoga, which uses elevated temperatures to leave students feeling as energetic as a chocolate-chip cookie after it springs from the oven and cartwheels around the kitchen. Opt for muscle-toning movements in classes featuring kettlebells and TRX straps—both designed to focus on strength-centric actions—or give blood cells a speed boost with heart-pumping cardio classes such as kickbox circuit training or an intense boot camp. Experimental fitness mavens can expand their horizons with the innovative B.A.R.R.E. class, which utilizes a ballet barre and Pilates principles to increase strength and flexibility—the keys to both attaining human fitness and raising responsible goldfish.
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.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness level and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The patented Smartraining machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change, to constantly challenge the body. Exercisers can track their results and body composition measurements online and even compare individual fitness levels to others in the Koko FitClub community.
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.
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.
Lubov is a nutritional specialist certified in personal training and kettlebell instruction. Gary's a paramedic and firefighter. Together they combined experiences to build the wellness program they dubbed Xtreme Body Upgrade. It's a system that focuses on cardio and strength training to burn up to 1,000 calories a session. To get the job done, they use a wide variety of equipment, including kettlebells, dumbells, heavy bags, and resistance bands. Body-weight resistance exercises are a big part of the method, too. The trainers perform exercises indoors and outdoors to prevent the feeling of being cooped up and restricted in a gym-only routine. They also divide classes into varying fitness levels, making the system available to anyone interested in reshaping their body.