In the year 2000, after hundreds of hours of yoga practice, workshops, and conferences, Tanya Edwards's hard work culminated in the opening of her very own studio, Art of Yoga. And today, alongside her team of certified yoga teachers, Tanya helps practitioners of all experience levels build strong bodies and sound minds with an eclectic teaching style grounded in the Hatha yoga tradition. The serene, sage-colored studio heats up to a balmy 95 degrees during hot yoga, a 90-minute routine of stretching and sweating that encourages the body to expel harmful toxins, such as liquefied body parts of T-1000. Other class styles include a gentler restorative class, an intense core-centric yoga class, and a Bollywood fusion class that infuses low-impact Eastern dances with Western fitness techniques.
DiVerge Fitness helps transform soft, stationary bodies into mobile, granite effigies with an arsenal of frequently sanitized fitness equipment. A three-month membership grants guests 24-hour access to the gym, enabling early-morning sprints on the treadmill or a late-night climb into a ventilation duct. The full-service gym is stocked with free bottled water and fresh towels for sweat-manufacturing swan-folding competitions.
Upon first meeting Melinda Johnson Gamble, it might be hard to believe that she has six grandchildren. Lithe and energetic, she has been in the fitness game for 16 years and takes pride in creating unintimidating environments for students of all fitness levels. Melinda and her team of expert instructors offer personal training, women-only boot camps, and three-week boot camps.
Instructor Ray Al encourages all levels of dance enthusiasts to revel in their own fancy footwork with variety of dance classes, including waltz, tango, polka, salsa, and the hustle. After choosing a dance style, couple up with Ray for a 40-minute private class to gauge your experience level, and then cut a captivating rug while learning proper technique in a class attuned to your liking and level, compromised of a series of four, one-hour group-dance sessions held one time a week.