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.
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 and the Cadillac. To ensure personalized feedback for each student, Kinesia keeps class sizes small, capping attendance at 10 for mat sessions, four for apparatus lessons, and one for private personal training sessions.
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.
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 in cardio routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
What separates Varta Fitness and Nutrition LLC from other personal training and nutrition consulting companies? Its staff members are required to have at least a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and a personal-training certification from the ACSM or NSCA. If that's not enough, Varta's personal-training sessions can be held at its fitness studio or a nearby location of your choice, such as a home, apartment, or condo gym, or the produce section of a grocery store.