WELCOME TO ELITE FITNESS CONCEPTS
Elite Fitness Concepts is dedicated to providing personalized health, fitness, and post-rehab programs as well as an array of Group Exercise classes in a comfortable, non-competitive environment.
"Our bodies and minds are closely interconnected. Our state of mind is expressed in physical phenomena, and, conversely, physical phenomena reflect our state of mind," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee, "Nothing is impossible. Keep working on it until it's possible. There is no failure, just the gradual process of success." To make this challenging, yet hopeful philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30?40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation?including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cool-down exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance. Dahn Yoga is also taught at independently owned and operated franchises called Body & Brain Yoga.
Pilates is a low-impact, total-body discipline that focuses on the core to help keep the body balanced, toned, and energized. During the private equipment session at Fit to the Core Pilates, one of the studio's friendly and experienced instructors will teach you how to correctly use resistance machines, safely accommodating your skill level and fitness goals. Classes at Fit to the Core utilize STOTT PILATES equipment but also incorporate natural body resistance, stretching, and controlled breathing to build long, lean muscles while promoting physical and mental cohesion. Call ahead to schedule your one-on-one equipment session.
Inside the spotless studio celebrating its 12th year of providing instruction, the heat swirls around the students of Bikram Yoga Rockville, lending to a warm, dynamic setting as they bend and pose. Each 90-minute session sends students flowing through a set of 26 postures, lead by the guidance of a certified, experienced, and nurturing instructor and wise words carved into the floor by previous students. The instructor provides students with comprehensive instructions for each pose?one building on the next to strengthen all the muscle groups?while offering corrections or modifications so all levels can practice together. Mats and towels are available for rental should students not have their own.
Signature service: Biodynamic craniosacral healing
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: Biodynamic craniosral is a form of hands-on healing that turns on body's own self-healing ability
While some may view yoga as an effective way to mock the movements of household pets, Thrive Yoga's instructors delve into the art form’s fitness, spiritual, and meditative aspects. A stone pathway snakes through lush foliage growing from walls and decorative rocks, leading the way to a studio with spacious open ceilings and hand-painted artwork on the walls. Here, more than 40 classes and weekly workshops are taught by a staff well versed in making hands-on adjustments to individualize the experience for their students. Studio owner Susan Bowen leads a team of more than 20 instructors, each of whom bring their own expertise and backgrounds to bare as they teach.
In addition to traditional Hatha, Vinyasa flow, and hot-yoga sessions, instructors lead specialized workshops in styles such as prenatal yoga. Another specialty class, aerial yoga, employs the use of silk hammocks to suspend limbs from the floor, which is safer than tying dental floss around a light fixture and hoping for the best. The studio even offers teacher-certification training and engages small private parties with a yoga lesson, meditation, and Reiki healing. Thrive also maintains a boutique of yoga supplements such as mats, props, DVDs, books, and clothing.