The teachers at Salt Lake Power Yoga are very intentional with every cue, demonstration, and adjustment they give. Their purposeful leadership creates an environment where transformation is possible—an environment where students can discover their fullest potential, both athletically and personally, without fear or inhibition.
In keeping with the teachings of Baron Baptiste, teachers guide students through a sequence of poses in 11 phases. They build internal heat through poses that ramp up circulation, and buoy this with the external heat of a 85- to 95-degree studio and fire-breathing dragon. The heightened temperature increases agility and detoxification, allowing students to move fluidly and purify their bodies. Although classes are rigorous, they're nonetheless suited for students of all ages and ability levels.
Within a tranquil practice space, Yoga Central’s experienced instructors shepherd kids and adults working toward strong, relaxed physiques. Teachers draw on a variety of styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Kundalini, to build sessions of yoga-fusion routines for all skill levels. At night, instructors guide adults from one pose to the next by the light of softly glowing candles to melt away workday stress and kids' crayons lodged in nostrils and ears. Mommy & Me teachers help little ones purge excess energy while cultivating focus and an appreciation for fitness with basic poses and breathing exercises. Like sunsets, classes take place multiple times a day; seven days a week, helping busy yogis refine their practice without giving up their other pursuits.
Located in the heart of the Sugar House neighborhood, Bhakti Yoga Lounge is a yoga studio and lounge that offers Ashtanga, restorative, and flow classes to the community. Part yoga space, part arts center, the facility offers up to eight classes a day, seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. while hosting live music, art and fashion events. While the schedule may be busy, the center itself is peaceful. Classes include Sunrise Flow to help prepare for the day, intro to meditation, the physiological methods behind asanas in Align & Refine, and pre- and postnatal sessions. Students of all ages and experience come in to gain strength and flexibility while aligning breaths with challenging yoga poses, or to relax with tension-melting sessions, with discounts available for kids and seniors.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
At 84 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breathing, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CorePower Yoga classes lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. During construction of all its new studios, CorePower Yoga strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.
Sean Keil, the founder of Renaissance Movement LLC, discovered parkour at the ripe old age of 12. Eschewing his history as a professional dancer, he followed parkour full-force, traveling extensively to train with top parkour masters and even some of the inventors of the sport. Together he and his staff have developed a community in which they help students develop the necessary skills, both physical and mental, to practice the discipline of parkour in a safe environment.