Equipment: Yoga props (mats, blocks, straps)
Students should bring: A mat and yoga clothes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Metered street parking
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Yoga practice is different every time you go to class?it's interesting and fascinating to turn inward and do the moving meditation. Clients experience the feel-good, stress-relieving benefits of yoga for themselves.
Not everyone is interested in running, hefting weights or climbing stairs. That’s where alternatives such as Pilates comes in, providing group motivational experiences that can sculpt the body and shed pounds, without the monotonous machines and barbells. Located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, Bodytonics Pilates specializes in helping clients get the most out of the full-body exercise techniques developed by Joseph Pilates, emphasizing straight posture and core-building exercises that have earned devoted followers. Bodytonis Pilates provides individual, duet and trio-equipment lessons, as well as specialized mat classes, and instruction ranges from simple fitness techniques to full-on physical rehabilitation sessions, all set in an environment dedicated by instructors to the benefits of positive energy. With sleek wood floors, painted brick walls and lots of natural light, it’s easy to keep that positivity up.
CrossFit is for anyone. CrossFit serves those seeking elite fitness or those who just want to improve their quality of life. It suits everyone looking for a different type of gym experience. Athletes are guided by experienced trainers in a one on one or group sessions. The goal is to be fit for whatever life throws at you.
Vision Quest Sport and Fitness promotes a five-pronged approach to fitness, covering cardiovascular, progressive resistance, proper diet, supplementation, and personal training. Like any decent clock factory, the clubs are open 24 hours a day, and each keeps its own schedule primed with group classes such as boxing, yoga, spinning, and hip-hop fitness. Body Sculpt sessions fashion forms with weights and bands, and Total Body Conditioning uses lighter weights and higher repetitions to create lean, mean muscle mass.
Members take part in complimentary wellness seminars from fitness experts to fine-tune their bodies, and teams of affiliated massage therapists, chiropractors, and nutrition gurus save skeletons and muscles from harmful injury.
At Kinesia Pilates, the instructors remain faithful to the exercises and methods originally created by Joseph Pilates. This means their classes teach students to intensely monitor their technique. Pupils are encouraged to perform each movement with precision while also using rhythm and controlled breathing to increase mental focus. The sessions range from mat work to exercises on the studio's various Pilates apparatuses, such as the Reformer, the Cadillac, and the Broke Down Mechanical Bull. To ensure personalized feedback for each student, Kinesia keeps class sizes small, capping attendance at six for mat sessions, three for apparatus lessons, and one for kinesiology lectures.
High above the city, you might hear the sounds of splashing in the Seattle Municipal Tower. They're coming from the 25-meter lap pool and jacuzzi at one of Seattle Executive Fitness's two downtown outposts. Both gyms tend to the bodies of busy Seattleites with personal training sessions with certified fitness gurus, rows of cardio and Hammer Strength equipment, and more than 60 weekly classes. Before exercisers head back into the city to impress their bosses with their new muscles, they can freshen up in the facilities' plush locker rooms, which have showers, towel service, dry saunas, and steam rooms.