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Within their cozy brick studio situated along the Royal River, yoga instructors Tori Norton and Cathleen Wasielewski infuse their students with the same sense of serenity that pervades their surroundings. The pair specializes in power vinyasa yoga, which builds core muscles, increases flexibility, and busts deep-seated tension through a flowing series of poses linked by concentrated breathing exercises. Each vigorous one-hour session targets many of the body's key muscle groups, leaving practitioners cleansed, energized, and able to levitate for up to 15 minutes after class.

81 Bridge St.
Yarmouth,
ME
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The certified personal trainers at Mobile Fitness help remove as many obstacles as possible to make it easy for their clients to get in shape. For example, they customize easy-to-follow exercises that don't use a lot of high-tech equipment so that clients can continue to work out on their own. Also, sessions can be held at the company?s private training studio or in the convenience of a client's home, office, or favorite bus stop.

49 Dartmouth St
Portland,
ME
US

Cushy mats and bolsters provides all the cushioning needed for kids to run, flip, and somersault across the room at Tumble Tikes. Uneven bars and balance beams help strengthen kids' gross motor skills during classes, and other organized activities include playing with a giant parachute and shouting out in unison the first 1,000 digits of pi.

275 Marginal Way
Portland,
ME
US

At Fit and Balanced Personal Training, certified personal trainer Anca Potvin helps her students set and achieve fitness goals. Her services include one-on-one training sessions as well as group classes, such as a stroller boot camp for mothers.

352 Warren Ave
Portland,
ME
US

The Sanskrit translation of rasamaya is "fluid," which describes the studio's Rasamaya Method of intelligent movement. Rasamaya's instructors lead their own brand of barre, Pilates, cycle, and vinyasa yoga classes that are designed to balance and strengthen the mind and body in tandem. Featured in Pilates Style Magazine , Yoga Journal, and Wanderlust conferences. Founder Carrie Tyler specializes in women's physical structure, health, and sexuality and built the practice from her playful teaching style and deep understanding of yogic philosophy, anatomy, and alignment.

116 Free St
Portland,
ME
US

Equipment: 2600 squaree feet of space equipped with kettlebells, free weights, TRX, bands, med balls, and more

Students should bring: A water bottle, sneakers, gym clothing, and a "ready-to-work-hard" attitude

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2008

Registration required: No

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Q&A with Ben and Tommy, Trainers

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Short and long term goal setting, modifications for any age or fitness level, regular evaluations and progress assessments, a lot of fun, and creative and challenging training that will never be repetitive.

What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?

No motivation, incorrect form, no accountability, too much routine, lack of variety in training, unrealistic goal-setting, not fun or interesting, no spotter, ignorance, or no outside encourage and/or coaching.

What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?

Fun, challenging, full-body training relevant to their specific goals. It is not unlike being hit by a mac truck.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Bring a barf bag and come hydrated.

Suite 5A 190 Riverside Street
Portland,
ME
US