Students should bring: Water and their own mat, unless they want to rent a mat from us for $1.
Average class length: 60?90 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Because we're fun. Some yoga studios take themselves way too seriously and intimidate people. We're open, fun, welcoming, and warm.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
No. Although it's sometimes fun to workout so hard you can't walk the next day, it's a silly thing to do to your body on a routine basis. All of our classes are challenging and appropriate for all fitness levels.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
We sell Hard Tail clothing?which is made in the US?and local, handmade products, such as soy candles, in our boutique.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our most popular class is the Yoga on the Go class we offer from 12:05?12:55 p.m. Downtown workers love it because they can get some yoga in the middle of their work day.
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