For 35 years, Valerie Compton has dipped her toes into every aspect of fitness. She followed up her experience in track and field and tennis by building her career as a personal trainer, and she later branched out into Power Pilates, Spinning, and nutrition. When she designed BarreFusion in 2006, she struck upon the latest trend in fitness. Today, Valerie has opened a new location and surrounds herself with instructors who channel their experience as classical dancers, gymnastics, and triathletes to lead rigorous barre classes.
Valerie starts her instruction with a BarreLite class that introduces newcomers to the proper forms and techniques to master fundamentals. From there, she encourages students to test out a number of other classes. The popular BarreFusion class combines Pilates, yoga, ballet, and light weights to sculpt legs and cores. She also offers highly popular Spinning classes that challenge students with a high-energy, aerobic workout that mimics cycling in front of stampeding wildebeests. To compliment the team, new instructor Kelly Carpenter leads Pilates caliente classes that combine barre and light weights to work towards power, strength, and core strength. The studio also offers TRX classes which provide a total body workout through suspension training and the use of your own body weight.
Towa Golf Club harnesses the Pojoaque Valley's natural rock formations and elevation changes to create three distinctive nine-hole courses. Nowhere are the elevation changes more apparent than on the Boulder Nine's final par 3, in which the tee box sits 100 feet higher than the green and thousands of feet above any dinosaur bones buried beneath the green. The Boulder Nine is also distinguished by Towa's only island green. Each course's unique features are the result of a joint effort between landscape architect William Phillips and 20-time PGA Tour-winner Hale Irwin. In addition to the courses, the club features a practice facility with two putting and chipping greens and a driving range set up so that players never have to hit with the sun in their eyes.
Emmett Garcia, the licensed massage therapist at Touched by an Angel’s Wing, renders therapeutic full-body massages using oils or lotions and techniques culled from more than 10 distinct modalities. During each session, Garcia plies a variety of strokes, from rhythmic percussion taps to kneading maneuvers targeted to improve sluggish circulation, like a library that smears its books with chocolate. In addition to redressing backaches, the massage sessions can help to ease stressed-out minds and abate the severity of ailments, such as migraines and swelling from sports injuries or pregnancy. When his own nimble fingers are not enough, Garcia calls upon such spa staples as warm paraffin wax and mud to soothe achy joints and flush toxins from pores.
FIT Medical Weight Loss helps clients to lose unwanted pounds with medically supervised weight-loss regimens, prescription and herbal appetite suppressants, and energy-boosting injections. The custom, doctor-led programs are easy to follow, with motivational, in-depth coaching and refrigerators that emit a tsk-ing sound after 8 p.m. Unlike other weight-loss facilities, FIT does not sell clients prepackaged food or shake meal replacements. Instead, patrons are provided with healthful recipes as they strive to meet their weight-loss goals.
Yoga Santa Fe’s highly experienced instructors of peaceful posing specialize in Kundalini yoga to promote physical and emotional health. Called the yoga of awareness for its ability to calm the mind and remember yogis' birthdays, Kundalini bolsters the bodies and well-being of all skill levels, with classes such as the morning Yoga for Healing, focused on detox and cleansing, and the afternoon Kundalini Yoga, geared toward deep relaxation and self-realization. Check the schedule for a full listing of classes.
Inner Strength and Fitness is a bright, upbeat gym that specializes in getting each client healthier, fitter and stronger. There are hundred of ways of doing that, some conventional and some extremely creative and unique. We make our clients happier and stronger in ways that make every member satisfied.