For more than 40 years-since her first diapered yoga pose at the age of 6 months, in fact—long-time Knoxville life coach Shanti has embraced the essence of yoga. She began her career as a yogini by training at Instituto de Yoga Bolonia, her parents' yoga institute in Nicaragua. Between then and now, she has sought the knowledge and teachings of masters from around the globe, expanding her repertoire to include everything from healing breathing techniques and qigong to biomagnetic therapy, reiki, and metapsychology counseling. Today, her resume reads like a who's who of holistic wellness solutions, which she uses to help better the lives of those around her.
She brings the diversity of her skill set to each class at Yoga with Shanti, whether she's teaching beginners or working on an advanced sequence with students. Known for her gentle approach to both group and private sessions, she provides spiritually calming yet invigorating results for students of all ages. These sessions take place within a spacious studio, whose butter-yellow walls and hardwood floors are flooded by the loving natural light that flows through the windows. Meditative music also lilts throughout, transcending each moment and blending nicely into end-of-session sound healing.
When students take a spin class at Any Body Fitness, they know they’re pedaling atop sleek, professional-grade cycles. That’s because the staff at Any Body Fitness contains more than just certified spin instructors; in fact, staffers’ primary task is to scout out and sell top-shelf cardio, strength, and aerobic equipment. The employees outfit everything from modest home gyms to sprawling commercial wellness centers with ellipticals, treadmills, and weightlifting benches. So, when they select the stationary bikes that instructors use to punch up spinners’ heart rates, they do so with a solid understanding of the industry. Personal trainers, nutritionists, and active-lifestyle mentors act as equally knowledgeable resources for clients seeking wellness help outside of spin class.
The licensed, friendly trainers and fitness instructors at Exclusive Fitness know that everyone has different fitness goals—some people want to build lean muscle, some want to shed pounds and tone up, and some want to regain mobility after an injury. No matter clients’ goals, they can find the guidance they need along with plenty of strength and cardio equipment, unlimited tanning services, and private rooms for group classes.
With locales dappled throughout Georgia and Tennessee, the brains behind Workout Anytime funnel more than three decades of fitness-industry expertise into filling their gyms with positive vibes and state-of-the-art equipment. The fitness gurus spread Matrix-brand strength-training machines and cutting-edge treadmills—whose frames can support up to 500 pounds—throughout their hygienic antimicrobial floors.They also provide certified personal trainers, nutritional guidance, and weight-loss plans, in addition to tanning beds, organic spray tan, and a HydroMassage bed.
Workout Anytime's doors are open to members 24 hours a day every day of the year. Each gym also strives to cultivate a familial atmosphere with staffers who memorize each guest's name and carve each one's Thanksgiving turkey.
Fort Sanders Health & Fitness Center houses a variety of fitness solutions to help guests bolster their personal health with exercises they enjoy. Inside a gym loaded with equipment and free weights, personal trainers teach clients techniques proven to help them lose weight and acquire more muscle. A theater entertains joggers with feature films as they rack up miles on the cardio machines, and in the aquatics facility, students young and old can take swimming classes or practice on their own to perfect their barks while dog paddling. Additionally, helpful staff members outfit members with fresh towels during visits, happily directing them toward the locker rooms, which are equipped with hot showers, whirlpools, and saunas.