The staff at It Figures takes a comprehensive, holistic approach to wellness. To get bodies in shape, exercisers can work one-on-one with personal trainers, or sweat amongst friends during yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and other group training sessions. To continue the work outside of the gym, a nutritionist teaches clients how to balance their diets and how to balance their meals atop spinning plates. With fitness and nutrition under control, the on-staff reflexologist helps bring minds and bodies into balance. And all this work can be complemented by a vitamin regimen provided by the center's naturopathic doctor, who propels clients even closer to their wellness goals.
Equipment: Plyo Boots Reservation Required
Students should bring: Water & towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Extremely Friendly & Supportive Atmosphere
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