The certified instructors at Pilates Fusion understand that when it comes exercise, there isn't a one-size-fits-all routine. So the studio offers options to help each student craft a fitness plan to reach their goals, whether that be losing weight or achieving six-pack abs without having to draw them on. Instructors lead Pilates?both with reformers and mats?yoga, TRX training, and barre classes. For those who prefer to fly solo, Pilates Fusion provides personal training in the private Pilates reformer studio.
The sunlight streams in through the wall of windows, bouncing off the palm fronds that nestle up next to the glass, and spilling over the yogis who practice on the carpeted floor. They are led by Sally Van Sickle who has spent more than ten years refining her teaching techniques, and now leads a variety of classes in her boutique studio. Her specific brand of yoga blends different yoga styles, using Hatha yoga's focus on alignment, Ashtanga yoga's use of breathing as a means of transition, and Vinyasa yoga's flow between postures. A maximum of 15 students enjoy the classes at a time, allowing the instructors to focus on correcting posture.
The enthusiastic instructors at Wired Fitness, which has been in business for 11 years and earned an award for San Diego?s Best Outdoor Fitness Workout from CW 6?s San Diego Living, lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels in high-intensity workout routines held amid the balmy breezes and open air of multiple outdoor settings. The instructors set up obstacles course fraught with rings, cones, and poles, building off Mother Nature's steep hills and varying terrain at locales such as the lush green Carmel Valley or the sunlight-painted Mission Bay. During the one-hour classes, students sweat through always-changing interval workouts that blend plyometrics, partner drills, and obstacle courses to sculpt the entire body. Instructors lend their personal attention to each student, modifying the exercises to increase or decrease the difficulty level as needed.
Serenity Fitness Club & Spa is a wellness center for women only, offering fitness classes, personal training programs, and spa services specifically designed to suit the unique health and fitness needs of females. Its staff of certified instructors host a sweeping array of all-ladies group classes ranging from high-intensity boot-camp and cardio-interval workouts to festive Zumba and belly-dancing sessions. They also lead innovative PowerPlate training sessions, where clients hold various poses while standing on a special vibrating machine designed to help tone muscles, reduce cellulite, and hone Pavarotti impressions. The trainers offer one notable exception to their females-only selection of classes—a couples yoga session with post-workout wine and mingling.
As instructors lead classes and personal training sessions, technicians keep busy in the spa. Skincare specialists soften wrinkles and diminish blemishes with rejuvenating facials, while massage therapists ease tired muscles with deep-tissue and hot stone massages. Staff specialists also administer acupuncture treatments, which can ease aches and menopause symptoms, as well as help to prevent illness.
Kayakers glide past ice shelves in the glacial waters of Patagonia. A continent over, hikers pose for a picture at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro?the highest point in Africa?before looking out onto the Tanzanian landscape. The Southern Terrain's team of licensed, bonded, and insured outdoor enthusiasts coordinates once-in-a-lifetime trips like these to storied destinations around the world.
To facilitate safe and memorable experiences, fitness experts arrange adventure-training programs so that explorers arrive ready not only to climb, hike, and kayak, but also to handle elevated altitudes. The professionally guided excursions typically maintain a traveler-to-guide ratio of eight to one. To support eco-friendly travel, The Southern Terrain partners with the nonprofit program iJourney Green, which helps adventurers to sustain the parts the world they visit.
At Get Centered Clay Studio, instructors teach fledgling clay artisans the basics of slinging, spinning, and molding ceramic works in a fully equipped facility. During each two-hour private instructional class, participants will learn a brief history of clay making, as well as the foundational skills necessary to hand form clay, spin symmetrical pieces on the potter's wheel, or sculpt lifelike busts with their minds. Budding artists can then hone their craft on amorphous clay blobs, becoming familiar with the materials and the wheel. Although students will not create a fully finished piece, they will leave equipped with the know-how to make ceramic water jugs and full-scale concept cars in the future.