Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
While living in England, Peter Kingsley displayed his hypnotic skills onstage, bending the personalities of volunteers to the delight of his audiences. Today, at his San Antonio office, he uses those same skills, but for a far different purpose: to give his clients more control over their actions and their lives.
At consultations, Kingsley helps clients to identify goals such as losing weight, kicking a cigarette habit, or bending the spoon of a rival while they're slurping soup. Then, during relaxing hypnotherapy sessions, he encourages a connection between mind and body that improves willpower and bolsters confidence. Kingsley also assists athletes seeking to improve their game, helping them to focus on their aim or mentally drown out catcalls from Goodyear-blimp riders.
Laura Ryan?MFT-A and certified hypnotherapist with more than a decade of experience?helps her clients transform bad habits into beneficial behaviors by granting them access to their subconscious mind. Her sessions use elements of meditation and guided imagery to lull patients into deep states of relaxation that they experience while remaining awake and aware. This state allows them to focus on aspects of their lives that they want to modify, eventually overcoming the subconscious blockers that have prevented them from making these changes. Laura can help people conquer the psychological addiction of smoking, reduce their daily stress, or cease a variety of other unwanted behaviors, such as biting their nails or paying for groceries with exact change.
At Mind Over Matters, Tamara Niemann specializes in empowering her clients and helping them make positive lifestyle changes through the power of clinical hypnosis. During her sessions, Tamara guides her clients into a deep state of relaxation in which they remain fully aware and in complete control of their actions, but are susceptible to suggestion and guided questioning. This state allows Tamara to use the pinpoint hypnosis method to identify the roots of unwanted or addictive habits and help to alter the thoughts and emotions linked to those causes, changing or eliminating the behaviors as a result. Over time, these personalized treatments help clients gain a greater awareness and control of their minds, bodies, and actions.
At Consummate Living, novelist, speaker, and hypnotherapist JA Carlton helps clients push the reset button. For most of her life, JA has held occupations built around caring, including as a massage therapist and a chiropractic assistant. That genuine concern has carried over to her position as a hypnotherapist, where she helps others break the shackles of bad habits that have formed over a life's worth of programming. Clients can utilize JA's guidance to overcome a multitude of issues such as phobias and fears. Additionally, they can tap into her talents for dream analysis rather than acting out nightmares in front of their uninterested cats.
At Open 2 Transformation, certified hypnotist Becky Hays employs a wide range of therapies to help clients reach their goals. Breathing slows in private rooms during traditional hypnotherapy, and Becky examines subconscious labyrinths, helping identify the factors that induce stress, bad habits, or compulsive behaviors. As clients mosey out of the clinic, she plans exercises to develop neuro-linguistic programming. This technique explores the relationships between language, learned behaviors, and neurological function, training clients' brains to overcome mental blockers or leave the body each morning to fetch the body’s slippers.