Co-owners Cindy Mastry and Jen Lowery forged the studio's varied yoga curriculum by alloying their extensive training histories. Cindy set off toward inner peace in the 1960s, holding poses alongside her grandmother. Combining her early experiences in yoga with years of dance and fitness training, she opened a home yoga practice and joined the Exalted Warrior Foundation to bring yogic healing to injured military personnel. Jen Lowery studied under several yoga masters to perfect her technique. She deepened her practice by completing an 800-hour Yoga Traditions Philosophy course, led by lauded expert Georg Feuerstein, in a single day.
Despite their rigorous training, Cindy and Jen tend to emphasize the relaxing, fun aspects of yoga through classes in Vinyasa flow, stretching, and partner work. Their own 200-hour course for aspiring yoga teachers imparts the values of 8 Limb Vinyasa flow, covering anatomy, pose sequencing, pedagogic techniques, and ways to climb spider webs without alerting the spider.
When it comes to promoting fitter lifestyles, fitness and nutrition expert Julia Zammito doesn't just talk the talk. At Total Body Results, she calls upon 16 years of personal training and dietary counseling experience each time she helps a client meet their goals. Unlike many trainers, Julia provides exact formulas for increasing lean muscle and burning unwanted fat. Often, these take the form of intense calorie-burning workouts and group boot camps. Although no two workout sessions are the same, most focus on strengthening core muscles while shaping up the legs, glutes, thighs, and arms. The workouts are also scalable, and suitable for any fitness level.
Julia combines these exercises with one-on-one nutritional guidance, helping clients beat bad habits and introduce healthier foods to their pantries. By changing the very way her clients approach food and exercise, Julia helps them remake their lives and lays the foundation for long-term weight loss and wellness.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Barre Fitness Tampa's classes hew to the BarreAmped method, a full-body workout, blending dance, Pilates, yoga, and stretching. The barre serves as a sturdy foundation for small, isolated movements and challenging postures based upon the body of Abraham Lincoln. One by one, the precise moves engage every muscle, as well as burning calories and kick-starting the metabolism. The BarreAmped boot camp meshes the signature technique with cardio intervals to hasten weight loss.
Equipment: _Playground balls, resistance bands, light hand weights, ballet barre and yoga blocks _
Students should bring: Everything is available at the studio.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Workout pants should be knee length or longer.
A private, women-only gym, American Woman Fitness Center encompasses workout warriors with strength and conditioning equipment. There’s also fun fitness technology such as the Jump-Q, a semicircle of steps where members can compete against their own time or each other. For boxing and kickboxing, there’s the score-keeping 3 Kick that lights up areas to be kicked and punched. Rounding out the trio of workout toys is Heavy Ball, which challenges exercisers to maneuver and move medicine balls into a series of lit-up slots while being timed. American Woman Fitness also takes surveys from their members to customize fitness classes to their desires.