Linda Wood-Hoyte’s defined muscles almost glow. Her sleek physique radiates a youthful vigor that comes as the result of 29 years of bodybuilding. At 69 years old, Linda shepherds others through their own body-sculpting transformations, dispensing her know-how on nutrition and personal training in Wolves Den Boot Camp’s brightly colored studio. In addition to Linda, Wolves Den enlists other trainers, including Terrance, who started kickboxing at the age of 17 and is now a five-time US Kickboxing Association Champ in three weight classes. Wolves Den Boot Camp students tone muscles and build endurance and stamina in group settings, in one-on-one sessions, and in sneak-attack nighttime lessons.
The team behind The Yoga Loft has taught students to use yoga to open their hearts and minds since 2002. The experienced and certified instructors are dedicated to bringing an intentional yoga practice to clients. Wake up with the sunlight streaming through the studio windows in the mellow Morning Yoga class, which uses slower moves aimed at quieting the mind to prepare it for the day. Or learn to link breath with energetic movements in a Vinyasa session. The Yoga Loft also has teacher training programs, yoga workshops, and ongoing events.
Located in the center of the city, the airy Yoga Loft studio features new maple floors, 1,400 square feet of space, and soaring 28-foot ceilings.
Christina Lagrega's merry-go-round of advertising and public relations jobs wasn't cutting it; she wanted a job that would make her smile. When she discovered Zumba via a late-night infomercial, she found a class the very next day. She was instantly enamored with the fitness styles' high-energy atmosphere; it blended something she'd loved and lost from her childhood?dance?with community and exercise. She quickly achieved her teacher's certification, and decided to take her devotion to the Latin-inspired fitness regimen one step further in May of 2012 by opening reMIX fitness & wellness. Here, she helps whip people into shape with her infectious passion for dance, exercise, and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Now, joined by six other instructors, she expands her class offerings beyond Zumba into the realm of other signature programs, including Piloxing, yoga, and barre. Instructors also lead sessions of Bokwa, which draws from South African war dancing and capoeira to form a fusion of fitness and dance, much like bench-pressing a square dancer.
For more than 25 years, the staffers of Verols Gym have helped clients achieve better health and weight loss through personal training, group fitness classes, and nutrition guidance. Their workout space features weight machines from name brands such as Nautilus and Cybex, as well as a series of boxing bags with accompanying gloves. Group classes include boxing, boot camp, and Pilates.
Six days per week at CrossFit Platoon, knowledgeable coaches lead group CrossFit classes that are energized by music and a room full of motivation. The CrossFit Platoon program fuses cardio, weightlifting, and body-weight movements into a high-intensity one-hour workout that includes a group warm-up as well as a brief review of specific skills and exercises.