The YMCA of Coastal Georgia promotes healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility through a variety of fitness and wellness classes. Membership includes access to gymnasiums, pools, strength and cardio equipment, and group exercise classes such as Contoured Bodies at the Effingham branch, in which simple deep-muscle movements tone the body to improve posture, balance, flexibility, and the likelihood of causing nearby coworkers to sit up straighter in their chairs. Various locations host traditional yoga and flexibility-technique classes, and Zumba classes fuse energetic music with calorie-burning dance moves for a lively workout experience. Groupon buyers also receive $25 to use toward classes, programs, and benefits not included in the monthly membership, such as a 30-minute massage from a licensed massage therapist ($25 for members), or a fall youth soccer session ($50+ for members) that teaches good sportsmanship, the value of exercise, and the importance of being able to manipulate a large object with one's forehead.
Inspired by the fast-growing Anusara style, Yoga Me Fit opens minds, hearts, and bodies to an uplifting, peaceful philosophy that promotes physical and emotional well-being in a tight-knit group setting. Work up a sweat sporadically by opting for the 10-class pass, or commit to a curriculum with today's second option. The six-week course spends one week highlighting each of Anusara's five Universal Principles of Alignment, with a final cumulative session for reinforcement. The studio provides mats so students don't have to make their own out of sanitized jerky wrappers.
The certified yoga instructors at Bikram Yoga Savannah guide bendable bodies through 26 poses in a 105-degree heated studio during Bikram yoga classes. Each 90-minute total-body-toning class is designed for participants of all ages and fitness levels, with a few first-timers in nearly every session. Bikram yoga harnesses the power of heat to detoxify life vessels and limber up rigid muscles, restoring health to the body and the mind. Regular practice can help hot-yoga denizens to shed pounds, build strength and flexibility, and focus minds distracted by thoughts of Mark McGwire's beard.
Synergistic Bodies founder C.C. Powell trains her clients in a balanced fitness approach, using cardio conditioning to build endurance, weight training to increase muscle mass, and Pilates to fortify the body's inner muscles. Her functional fitness regimen aims to outfit clients with the ability to tackle life's daily challenges with minimal stress and effort. She and her staff of teachers turn up the heat on calories in belly-dancing and Zumba classes conducted in the vast, mirrored group fitness room. Through the Juice Plus program, trainers pass out nutritional advice and big-kid sippy cups.
In the middle of the facility, TRX Suspension training harnesses dangle from the ceiling, awaiting bodies to strap in and discover the sensations of being a yoyo. Reformer machines line the walls of the Pilates room, deepening stretches and providing greater resistance for core exercises while supporting the spine and joints.
With over 200 councils in North America, Girls on the Run has inspired over 600,000 young ladies in grades three–eight to step up to life’s starting line with courage, strength, and confidence. The positive youth-development program instills adolescents with self-esteem while enhancing emotional, mental, and social development throughout a 10-week training program, which culminates in the celebratory 5K run.