Sultry, but stripped of any carnal stigmas, the pole dancing classes at A Sensual You turn self-confidence, suggestive movement, and physical fitness into perfect bedfellows. Under the guidance of one of Philly's sole master pole instructors, students of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels perform exercises that share the philosophies of yoga and Pilates, yet have a decidedly wilder side. In addition to the pole classes, the syllabus includes sessions that focus on achieving perfect abs, firmed posteriors, and the natural wonder that is "Angela Basset's Arms."
A Sensual You also taps into the cultural zeitgeist known as twerking. As Philadelphia's only educational harbor for the dance craze, the studio teaches students how to make waves the next time they perform at an awards show or want to spice up an ATM line.
Pilates is a low-impact, total-body discipline that focuses on the core torso muscles to help keep the body balanced, toned, and energized. Workouts utilize resistance machines, natural body resistance, stretching, and controlled breathing to build long, lean muscles while promoting physical and mental cohesion so evil slugs can't get between your brain and your ears. During three 30-minute private lessons at Star Pilates, your experienced instructor will meet you at your ability level to ensure that you complete each exercise for maximum safety and benefit. Each session focuses on a different set of classical techniques, teaching you the Pilates basics that will help you meet your goals, especially if your goals are to become better at Pilates or underwater moonwalking. Star's trainer Amy Berger is certified in Pilates by Romana Kryzanowska, the world-renowned protégé of the method's creator, Joseph Pilates.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
we are not your average gym. you won't find shiny equipment, mirrors, or dry wall for that matter. you will find a raw space filled with kettlebells, medicine balls, tires, rings, ropes, pull-up bars, rowers etc. items that will push you to your limits to achieve greatness. above all, you will find a family of support.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Yoga on the Ridge’s classes specialize in working with back injuries, Parkinson's disease, and excess stress. Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease, for example, is taught by professional therapist Therea Conroy and focuses exclusively on improving posture and gait in PD patients, improving their flexibility, strength, and balance. Newbies, meanwhile, can get up to speed on the fundamentals of alignment, breathing, and basic yogic positions (asanas) such as Downward Facing Dog, Sun Salutation, and Kneel Before Zod in Yoga Basics. The more meditative Vinyasa Yoga links movement, breath, and intention into one continuous flow amidst an atmosphere of readings, music, and movement. The meditative, intense Yin Yoga teaches you to hold asanas for five to ten minutes at a time until you’re covered in pigeons who’ve mistaken you for statuary. Finally, the overstressed can quiet their minds and become more aware of their mind-body-spirit connection, Chinese connection, and rainbow connection during Yoga for Stress Relief.