Alison Rubin first discovered yoga when she moved across the world, leaving England behind for sunny Southern California in 1972. She fell, or steadily posed, head over heels for the ancient exercise form, eventually earning her teaching certification in 1984 when she moved to Spokane. Now, with 40 years and myriad certifications under her belt, she leads a dedicated troupe of instructors who teach Hatha-style classes within a cozy studio, winning Best Yoga Studio by The Pacific Northwest Inlander in 2009 and 2010.
They lead a lineup of classes that accommodate a spectrum of skill levels, ranging from newcomers to Twister world champions.
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A locally owned fitness destination for 30 years, Peak Health & Wellness provides patrons with three facilities as spacious and well-maintained as gyms owned by a corporate entity, but as personalized as a family business. Guests walk into any location to find large workout floors stocked with rows of cardio and strength equipment, separate group-aerobics studios, and indoor courts for playing tennis, squash, basketball, and pretend jury duty. The personable staff of certified trainers lead 40 distinct fitness programs including group classes of Insane-X, X-Fit, and spin, while onsite childcare centers watch over the little ones as parents work out. An indoor pool is host to a number of different classes, and to solve the other side of the health and wellness equation, each locale hosts various nutrition programs and seminars.
Inside the cozy studio or outdoors along the river, visitors to TLC's LifeStyle Yoga at RiversEdge hone their practice at any age or skill level. Offering a variety of classes, the center focuses on developing a serene mind, body, and spirit. Helmed by owner and practitioner Cathy L. Keim—who herself experienced the transformative power of yoga more than 30 years ago—classes include basic poses, yoga for athletes, hot yoga, and classes specifically for seniors.
After twisting their bodies through various positions in a sweltering hot studio for more than an hour, yoga practitioners at Zest Hot Yoga would probably welcome a slap in the face by a snowman. Luckily, with Lake Pend Orielle just a short walk away, it doesn't have to come to that. Zest encourages its clients to cool off with a dip in the lake after bending their bodies into 26 different Bikram yoga postures or various Vinyasa positions. And if that doesn't sound appealing, Zest welcomes practitioners in need of a cool breeze to venture to the side patio garden or lower-rear terraced garden overlooking the creek.
Such intense heat may sound drastic, but it helps increase flexibility while flushing out toxins. The hot yoga classes can also help people tone their muscles, strengthen their spines, and quiet their minds.
Celeste Jara loved intense cardiovascular exercise. It helped her release all the stress caused by her work in marketing and public relations. But when she started having health problems, a doctor told her to give up running and cardio-kickboxing. That's when she found hot yoga—an intense workout that sidesteps the bodily wear and tear associated with traditional aerobic exercise. As her health improved, her entire life-course took an inspirational turn. She went on to practice Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga and Bikram yoga—two styles that combine heat with challenging poses and motivational instruction. Now she draws on these roots while teaching at The Yoga Room: a balmy studio where temperatures range from 75–95 degrees, which keeps muscles loose, prevents injuries, and makes taffy so much easier to chew.