The nimble instructors at Foundation Yoga guide limbs through poses that stretch and strengthen physiques and eschew anxiety inside a relaxing studio with bamboo floors. The diverse, seven-day-a-week schedule accommodates students of varying experiences, such as Level 1 classes that work on properly aligning the spine and rogue chakras. The faster-paced Level 2 classes delve deeper into flexibility, strength, and stability, and the Level 3 power yoga classes combine therapeutics, alignment, and stimulating music. A 10-class pass grants guests participation in any of the studio’s body-bending classes, including the all-level Yoga for Athletes that render legs, upper bodies, and molten cores pliable enough to sleep comfortably in a sardine can.
Haute Yoga hosts state-of-the-art studios dedicated to teaching a plethora of yoga styles in an eco-friendly environment. In beginner classes such as Yoga 101, amicable instructors break down yoga fundamentals and modifications. In the mildly warm Vinyasa classes, students melt from movement to movement with each breath in an athletic approach to yoga for all skill levels. For yogis who strike poses with aplomb, the Hot Power Sculpt class intensifies postures with hand weights. In all classes, students need a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a towel (towels and mats are available to rent for $2 each per class).
Instructors never run out of steam at BodyRok. It’s their job to keep the atmosphere upbeat and encourage students to push through their demanding Sculpt and Cycle classes. The 40-minute Sculpt classes heighten the core-toning effects of Pilates with cardio exercises on individual Proformer machines. The Proformer's resistance can be adjusted to accommodate any fitness level so first-time students can follow the workout and veterans can continue to challenge themselves. In Cycle classes, students hop atop Scwhinn A.C. Performance Indoor Cycle Trainers that use magnets to generate resistance instead of forcing riders to pedal through tubs of yogurt. The two workouts collide in the 50-minute Sculpt and Cycle class as students hop from Proformers to Schwinns for a blend of lower body- and core-focused training.
With a name inspired by the concept of six degrees of separation, Yoga Six emphasizes interconnectedness and community at its San Diego area locations. The number six also reflects the sextet of values that guide the studio’s teachings: body, breath, mind, heart, intuition, and skill.
In Yoga Six’s practice rooms, passionate instructors lead groups of students through hot yoga, flow, yoga fundamentals, and weight-assisted, fitness-focused routines. Workshops and special programs address topics, such as yoga-based nutrition. Guests can shower after class using complimentary toiletries in the locker rooms, then relax in the lounge. The studio boutique stocks essentials, such as towels, clothing, and BPA-free water bottles.
Frog's Fitness eases members into healthier living with access to first-rate exercise equipment and a bevy of sweat-inducing group fitness classes. Torch calories after a long day of gravy rafting with a cardiovascular rowing course, or turn your torso into a supernatural paragon of definition with a core-conditioning class. Frog’s Fitness's site-specific training and services include aquatic fitness programs and [tennis] (http://gr.pn/kvCqDF) (extra fees may apply for advanced classes and lessons). Kranking classes challenge patrons to power bicycle-like machines with their hands and operate weighted chopsticks with their feet in a multipronged workout as intense as a checkers game against the Hulk. Membership also includes an initial health and fitness assessment, and every location except the Hotel Circle South location offers supervised child-care with advance reservations.
The Bar Method is an exercise superbreed, combining the benefits of interval training, isometrics, dance principles, and physical therapy into one revolutionary routine. Embraced by a slew of celebrities and led by expert instructors, this elegant exercise method fosters fat burning and muscle sculpting as it improves strength and endurance. After a brief warm-up, partakers tackle the upper body with weights and bar exercises. The workout continues with challenging lower-body exercises designed to firm up thighs, glutes, and abs, speeding students toward the long, lean muscles and elegant posture of a ballet dancer without the discomfort of wearing a tutu. Locker rooms are stocked with spa-like amenities that include shampoos, conditioners, and blow dryers.
After years of figure skating, soccer playing, and jazz and tap dancing, co-owners Lori Allen and Jenny Geyser needed a fitness program that developed muscle strength and flexibility without terrorizing their joints. They landed on the Purre Barre method, and after years spent as students, they decided to go pedagogical, teaching others.
In their cozy, mirrored studio practitioners stabilize and stretch limbs on the ballet barre that surrounds the walls before assaulting the abs, hips, glutes and arms with a barrage of small isometric movements. By eliminating jumping by enforcing a strict no-pogo-stick policy, the exercises help bodies prevent undue stress on the joints.