Bikram Yoga Shelton's certified instructors lead 90-minute classes that take place within a sultry practice space with 58% humidity and temperatures that reach as high as 103 degrees. In the therapeutic heat, they help students of all abilities achieve deeper, safer stretches and detoxifying perspiration. They walk their pupils through two breathing exercises and a powerful sequence of 26 standing and seated poses in each class to challenge muscles more effectively than bench-pressing a chakra. Each posture helps unleash torrents of oxygenating circulation throughout the body, promoting healthy organ function as the sustained stretches bolster stamina and flexibility. After class, students can rinse themselves in the onsite showers and retrieve any restless spirit animals they stashed in the studio's lockers.
Planet Fitness embodies a judgment-free zone where guests of all ages and fitness levels can sculpt their physiques with myriad aerobic and strength-training options within a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere. Patrons may tone and strengthen muscles by pushing and pulling the extensive selection of brand-name equipment and free weights. With the help of an instructor, guests can design a custom workout program based on exercise history to help them achieve their varying fitness goals. Thirty-minute small-group classes concentrate on strengthening and toning specific body parts, and full-body circuit workouts.
Each trainer at Studio V Fitness holds at least one certification, while many hold multiple fitness certifications and degrees in related fields such as exercise science. Collectively, they use their knowledge to inspire participants to achieve their fitness goals with a variety of dynamic classes. Zumba classes get hips shaking with Latin beats and dance routines designed to shed calories, and other classes such as TRX suspension training and spinning focus on strength training, cardio, core exercises, and flexibility. They also lead Fitness Yoga classes that help develop lean muscles, core strength, and balance through Hatha and Vinyasa principles.
Hannah Perry, owner of The Giggling Pig, helps children grow and express themselves through art. The only limitation is the imagination as students of all ages take on a variety of creative projects during classes, such as painting lessons and mommy and me sessions. Kids can blend crayon and clay in a colorful collage or tie-dye T-shirts to make wearable art or cover up unsightly stains. In addition, the studio offers classes for adults, wherein they paint wineglasses and design seascapes on canvases.
Far Beyond Driven CrossFit challenges its trainees to push themselves beyond their personal limits with individually scalable, high-intensity workouts built around ever-changing functional movements. Rather than grinding away for hours on an elliptical, students train under driven, certified coaches as they build muscle with kettlebells, sprinting, squatting, tire flips, and plyometrics.