24/7 Health & Fitness Center equips members with cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, Zumba classes, and the opportunity to work out at all hours of the day. Kettlebells and dumbbells sit neatly organized, and an array of strength-training machines utilize pulleys and levers to help gym-goers build lean muscle. Stationary bicycles, treadmills, and elliptical machines get legs and endorphins pumping, creating the perfect training circuit for upcoming marathons or city-council races.
Masters Studios trains students to defend themselves using the traditional styles of Shaolin Kempo karate, kung fu, jujitsu, and tai chi. After an introductory lesson, instructors pace students according to their skills in programs designed to heighten mental focus, improve strength and technique, develop responsive strategies, and build a healthy lifestyle. In addition to standard classes, the studio runs summer camps and maintains a list of its black belt team.
Taylor Morris skillfully juggles duel careers in medicine and fitness, and channels the knowledge she’s gained from both into her meditative yoga and core-building Pilates classes. This certified personal trainer strives to overhaul lackluster group fitness programs by providing each student with proper adjustments and corrections to help them tone up their physiques. Within her sunny, airy studio, walls studded with inspirational affirmations and an accountability board help students banish negative body images and keep themselves on track, and on select days, Taylor's team of motivating, certified instructors take their calming yoga classes outdoors, allowing guests to sun salute and photosynthesize in the fresh air.
After each class, instructors pass out refreshing eucalyptus or lavender towels to students who wish to linger and relax amid the lobby's calming water features or browse inside the retail shop, and an aesthetician is also on hand to perform complexion-nourishing facials or upper-body-waxing services.
Overseen by Dr. Rajesh Kedar, the skin specialists at Metrolina Medical Spa help diminish the appearance of common skin imperfections. They shoo away scene-stealing blood vessels through sclerotherapy, fill in unwanted lines with Botox, refresh facial glow with microdermabrasion, and terrify Rapunzel impersonators with laser hair reduction. No matter the service, the team makes the health of each client's unique skin the top priority.
Internationally trained instructors at The Yoga House of Charleston lead more than 35 classes each week for students of every level. Yogis practice in a 1,200 sq. foot studio in a clean, modern, and amenity-laden environment, including spacious restrooms, showers, and a water bottle filling station. Classes range from Gentle Yoga to Hot Power Vinyasa Flow—held in heated rooms for a detoxifying effect—and Dance Flow sessions set to upbeat music for a cardio workout.
Zanti Power Yoga's instructors turn up the heat as they lead students through more than 20 different yoga classes each week. They work off the simple principle that yoga can strengthen the body, calm the mind, and transform the spirit. These teachers will happily take nervous first-timers under their wing during an Introduction to Power Yoga class as well as guide longtime practitioners as they develop new skills and attain new achievements. As an added element, instructors teach most classes in Zanti Power Yoga's heated studio. Higher temperatures intensify the sessions, helping participants to expel toxins, improve flexibility, prevent injuries, and avoid prowling polar bears.