Certified yoga instructors Ashly Burmeister and Mendy Williams act as bouncers for stress, evicting negative feelings from their studio with various yoga and meditation styles. Both of them believe in the healing power of their art—Ashly specializes in restorative yoga, and Mendy uses yoga to cope with celiac disease—and they strive to acquaint guests of all backgrounds with Hatha techniques. Breath work helps students to embrace physical and mental balance throughout each session, whether they are holding the three- to five-minute poses of Yin yoga or sending the two-second "good morning" text messages that comprise modern sun salutations. The studio also hosts belly-dancing classes and Storytime Yoga, which encourages children aged 3 and older to act out tales from around the world through poses and music.
In a comfortable judgment-free atmosphere, The Body Sanctuary stretches the fitness thresholds of its strength-thirsty students, offering intimate classical Pilates classes taught by certified instructors. Lead trainer Heather is BASI Pilates –certified and brings heaps of core-chiseling experience to every class she teaches as well as to every six-pack-sporting snowman she sculpts.
Cardinal Fitness provides a throng of workout amenities in a fully equipped epicenter of exercise. Bolster blood-pumping organs with sophisticated cardio equipment while buttressing biceps and shaping solar plexuses on top-notch strength-training equipment. Although Austrian bodybuilders have pumped the world's iron supply to dangerously low levels, Cardinal still provides enough of the strength-fortifying mineral for a wide array of free weights. Your fitness assessment and personal training session will give you a jump-start at the gym and enhance subsequent workouts by providing you with information on the best exercises for your body, as well as individualized advice for achieving fitness goals.
M=X stands for Integrated Movement Xercize. It's an elite fitness formula that marries the muscle toning and lengthening benefits of pilates with strength and cardio training to increase flexibility, endurance and muscle tone, while strengthening the spine and abdominal core.
“Witness the fitness,” said Vernon Garard’s 11-year-old son helpfully. The duo were trying to put a tag line on Vernon’s results-oriented, no-nonsense style of personal training as they described his boot camps. Vernon owns IXF CrossFit, an indoor facility where people come to engage in exercise as only a trainer can conduct it—a different regimen every day, benefiting the body in 10 unique categories of fitness. His son’s clever phrase has become an invitation he extends to all his clients. It challenges them to come see what kind of results they can get with his motivational CrossFit program.
As a former U.S. Marine and personal trainer with multiple certifications, Vernon brings the full brunt of his extensive training to every session. On any given day, he may heft weights in the Olympic fashion with his students or challenge them to flip a giant tire end over end. He mixes up the routines to prevent his clients’ bodies from adapting to a regularly performed exercise, which may lessen their workouts’ effectiveness and increase their chances of sprouting butterfly wings.
In his formative years, Alan Stockman was into chess and competitive cycling. He had tried martial arts but it never stuck. But while living in Brazil in 1997, he had a revelation studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Luiz Filho. He found that the martial art combined the strategy and mental discipline of chess with the physical discipline of cycling, a combination that has had him hooked ever since.
Now a black belt, Stockman brings his passion for martial arts to Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu. An affiliate of the Carlson Gracie Team—the originators of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu—the center teaches adults and kids ages 4 and older the grappling and ground-fighting techniques integral to the art. Whether exploring the fundamentals or more advanced tactics, practitioners learn to use Jiu-Jitsu as self-defense, in MMA competition, or to restrain a jaywalker from breaking the law.