Unlike Rube Pilates-Goldberg classes—which use comically complicated contraptions to help tone, stretch, and flex muscles—Articulations' mat classes teach the fundamentals of Pilates using only an exercise mat, Pilates positions, and the freedom of the open road. Pilates's focus on constant motion and smooth, graceful transitions between exercises produces a lot of benefits—increasing overall strength and endurance (especially in the core muscles), improving posture, and keeping the body aligned.
“Our bodies were created to be active,” Roger Blackshear is quoted as saying on Blackshear Fitness’s website, adding that a sedentary lifestyle makes the body “soft, weak and totally unprepared for physical activity.” Blackshear, an NCCPT-certified personal trainer, knows about the body’s physical capabilities. Over the past 20-plus years, he’s wrestled, played semipro football, and developed a specialty for sports-performance training.
At his fitness facility, he and his staff nudge bodies into motion during private and group fitness training. They augment this training with nutritional advice and healthy, maintainable methods of losing weight, such as always putting your weight where the remote control goes.
From the comfort of their brand new studio located near the Mount Rubioux and Ryan’s Park, the instructors at Source Studio inspire students to focus on health, well-being, and the integrity of their community. Their yoga sessions include beginner yoga and Vinyasa flow, as well as Kundalini yoga, which helps practitioners awaken deep meditation and enlightenment. Source Studio also offers Zumba fitness, R.I.P.P.E.D, cardio Pilates, and yoga & Zumba for children to help them release energy and gain confidence. In addition to keeping their doors open to students interested in group yoga and fitness classes, the instructors organize community-oriented programs for teens and seniors.
USKO?which stands for United States Karate Organization?teaches its students self-defense techniques from around the world, including judo, kung fu, tae kwon do, karate, and jujitsu. Children?s programs focus on building gross motor skills, discipline, and self-esteem, whereas adult programs help students improve their stamina and concentration levels. Additionally, instructors work with students one-on-one during personal-training sessions and teach kickboxing and boot-camp classes.
Jarrod Weymar, the motivational trainer at Elite Fitness Training, helps guests of all levels achieve their fitness goals with boot camps set in his 11,000-square-foot facility. Equipped with hanging punching bags, TRX suspension training, and kettlebells, the studio witnesses incredible transformations aided by Jarrod’s meal plans and nutrition counseling.
At The Pilates Retreat, workouts can tone the entire physique?but they can also hone in on the butt. The fitness center's Bootie Camp Yoga classes do just that, focusing on squats and incorporating light weights. Complementary classes work entire frames, with ballet-inspired Cardio Barre moves, and Yogalates regimens that blend yoga poses and Pilates core-strengthening moves.