Despite the strengthened core she’d gained while obtaining a Pilates certification, Jennifer Martin found her balance and flexibility taxed when she attended her first ever hot-yoga class. Now, she heads Bodhi Hot Yoga, where students chart the same progress through Vinyasa-style poses tweaked to cultivate toned muscles and increased balance. Performed in heated studios that encourage detoxification and increased pliancy, hot yoga sessions also help students of all fitness levels promote weight loss, increase vitality, and reduce pent-up stress. Classes take place multiple times daily, with private sessions available upon request.
Waves tumbling across sand is one of the most relaxing sounds. It is appropriate, then, given the name of her studio, that instructor Sue Wattenbarger has a soothing voice that doesn’t disturb the sense of calm in a room full of yogis. She calls on that calm demeanor, along with more than 200 hours of training, to guide students through restorative yoga classes. Sue specializes in lymphatic classes that help circulate fluids in the body and strengthen the immune system. The staff there is also experience with guided relaxation massage and yin yoga, which uses longer poses to increase mobility in the joints or make hiding in the National Mannequin Museum all day easier.
Committed boot campers at TRXtreme Boot Camp are all assigned their own coach, who periodically calls them up to provide advice, encouragement, and accountability. The coaches aren’t the stereotypical hollering drill sergeants—they motivate and push campers so that they leave each workout proudly exhausted for having challenged themselves. During each 45-minute boot camp, participants strengthen their core muscles and sculpt their bodies using TRX-suspension training bands, which use body weight as resistance during varying exercises. Workouts constantly change, with coaches getting groups to do exercises that may include squatting twirling heavy ropes, or flipping tires from comically large clown cars. The gym's rubber floor also makes impacts easier on joints so everyone can battle through workouts unhindered.
At Fitness WorX Training Studio, clients can squeeze an effective group training workout into as little as 30 minutes. By pushing themselves through intervals of cardio and strength training with TRX suspension equipment, jump ropes, medicine balls, and free weights, participants prime their bodies to burn up to 650 calories per workout as well as 250-300 calories even after the session ends with the after-burn effect.
For the past 17 years, Kevin Marone and Charles Morely have been engaging their community with a passion for dance. In that time, they have cultivated a team of expert instructors who fill Crystal Ballroom’s sprawling wooden dance floor with students of all ages and skill levels. Dance coaches teach private and group lessons, host dinner-and-dancing socials, and even instruct students preparing for competition. Their wide range of expertise ensures that rug-cutters can focus on any style they may be looking for, from tango and waltz to East Coast swing and foxtrot.