National Yoga Alliance–certified instructor Ginna Turnamian began her lifelong love of fitness under the mentorship of her aunt, a certified personal trainer. She experienced the positive effects of yoga and fitness first hand, and as a result Ginna dedicated herself to sharing her experience with others.
At Hot & Soul Yoga, located within Cirius Fitness, Ginna leads a team of experienced and caring instructors who help students of all ages and skill levels, from advanced to novice, improve their bodies and relax their minds. In studios saturated in a careful balance of heat and humidity, instructors lead noncompetitive hot yoga classes to boost balance, strength, and flexibility while aiming to flush toxins from the body, helping clients safely go deeper into their asanas. The studios also host traditional yoga classes, and each room is outfitted with antibacterial, antiskid Zebra Mat flooring to keep students from falling mid sun salutation and incurring the wrath of that notoriously short-fused star. Hot & Soul Yoga also offers kids’ yoga classes and childcare services in a play area outfitted with toys and games.
Helping fitness fledglings and fanatics tone muscles and increase flexibility for more than 10 years, IM=X and its trainers focus on sculpting svelte bodies and surpassing fitness goals. Short for “Integrated Movement Xercize,” IM=X is designed around a system that combines the strengthening practices of Pilates with cardiovascular exercises and resistance training to orchestrate a perfect symphony of mind, body, and heart-rate percussion. The certified trainers on staff instruct a variety of classes, including those that utilizing reformers, stability balls, and hand weights tailored to aid weight loss, improve athleticism, ease pregnancy, or diminish back pain. With a specific regimen, each class works to improve endurance and chisel core muscles into substitute riot shields.
Dr. Dennis Hupka and Dr. Lisa Mazzella founded their practice around the belief that chiropractic care can help any client regardless of age. Through chiropractic services, the doctors strive to bring balance to their clients' bodies and minds. Treatment plans are designed around each client's specific needs, whether they seek relief from chronic pains, corrective care after an injury, or just all-around wellness in case they want to try and move a couch all by themselves. In order to ensure their clients feel at ease in their offices, Drs. Hupka and Mazzella even provide a detailed list of what to expect. There, they answer common questions such as what happens during your first visit and what the phases of chiropractic care are.
Having spent many years in the dance and fitness industries, Vanessa Berry knew precisely what to look for in her staff members when she opened Kick Dance Studios more than 10 years ago. Today, staffers include those who have trained at distinguished organizations including the School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School, and Broadway Dance Center.
But as proud as she is of her team, Berry is doubly so of her students, including her award-winning dance team. Her facility's two studios constantly bustle with the moves and grooves of highly organized dance classes, which include ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, musical theater, and acrobatics.
The Max Challenge of Shrewsbury specializes in a signature 10-week fitness challenge designed to yield results and transform clients' entire bodies. The system combines exercise, nutritional guidance, and motivation, helping clients to pursue their potential and achieve their fitness and health goals. Trainers design cardio and strength-training exercises to accommodate individuals of all fitness levels, as well as a nutrition program that includes food education and menus of foods that can be found in an everyday supermarket. The third pillar of the system?motivation?hinges on The Max Challenge of Shrewsbury's vast support system of individuals and trainers all working toward a common goal.
"A backache is not just a backache. It is a shortened temper. It is a reason not to play with your children," says Doctor of Chiropractic Brent Kaiser on the Kaiser Therapy Offices website. All the more reason, then, to attack spine and muscle pain by any means that proves effective. He and his staff help clients feel better by drawing from disciplines including chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and yoga. Dr. Kaiser is also trained in less commonly seen techniques such as electrodiagnostic testing for nervous-system problems and Manipulation Under Anesthesia, used to break up hard-to-treat scar tissue around joints.