Stress manifests physically as well as mentally. With more than 30 years of experience helping people lead healthier, more holistically balanced lives, Jeanne Long provides guidance in many forms at MindnBodies Wellness. Yoga classes, mat Pilates lessons, and personal-training sessions all bolster the muscular strength and flexibility needed to resist the chronic pains caused by poor posture or inactivity. For a less physical approach to self-improvement, the center also offers hypnosis sessions that can reinforce positive affirmations and help people overcome anxiety or quit addictive behaviors such as smoking or overeating.
Since 1985, Central Park Square Athletic Club has been the spot to flex and sweat, whether to pack on muscle or shed a few pounds. From the indoor lap pool to the hardwood-floored class studio to the lineup of machines and free-weights, the 17,000 square-foot facility houses a whole variety of fitness tools, including a staff of helpful personal trainers. Membership includes access to a variety of amenities, such as racquetball courts, a dry sauna, and all the clean towels one could possibly dream of.
The ancient practice of yoga. The hustle and bustle of city life. While these two may not seem to have anything in common, they are, in fact, intricately entwined at Urban Yoga. The serene center operates in the midst of hectic Phoenix, creating a respite for harried citizens in need of mediation, deep stretching, and quiet time. The space pulsates with a different kind of buzz than the urban setting embodies, connecting practitioners to their inner selves through a variety of classes. Sessions include vinyasa flow and prenatal yoga, which teaches the downward dog to developing fetuses. The center also pays homage to nature with earth-friendly building materials and recycled products.
FITTQuest began in a college classroom in 1990. A group of athletes wondered if they could build a machine to test how much body fat a person had. They successfully created the device they imagined, and began sharing it at gyms all over Arizona. They even opened their own locations specifically to provide the service.
The business transformed over the years, as clients wanted help to change the numbers the bodyfat monitors reported. The owners decided to expand into training services, though they kept their commitment to science by enhancing their routines with well-researched modes of exercise. Today, they blend intense interval cardio training with classic weightlifting, tailoring the exact mix of the two to meet clients' specific goals.
ProFitness arms athletes of all skill levels with group- and personal-training sessions that muster up muscle and combat fat. Hour-long boot camp classes shepherd students to fitness?s promised land seven times a week, with workouts designed to eradicate about 600 calories each while forging camaraderie among constituents. Stretching concludes each group session, easing recovery and preventing injury during lunch-break guitar-smashing competitions. Experienced staffers focus their instruction in personal-training sessions, matching strength seekers with apparatus suited to their individual goals. The trainers incorporate nutritional tips to accelerate journeys toward better health and away from waffle sculptures.
Sutra Midtown Yoga’s warehouse-style space has a hip, industrial vibe, outfitted with wood floors, brick walls and an open rafter ceiling. Classes are designed for contemporary tastes, too, such as Basic Flow yoga, Skullpt Pilates and Core Flow, which is a combination of yoga with Pilates core work. Owners Rebecca and Matthew Fritz also specialize in sutra mum prenatal classes, which are perfect for a mom-to-be. Given the comfortable digs, it’s not hard to extend a workout stay, and customers can kick back in the Living Room Lounge with its couches and local art displays. The Chop Shop Cafe is another nice touch, offering locally-roasted coffees and espresso drinks, organic iced and hot teas, fresh pressed juices and smoothies and bakery snacks.