After founder Michelle Anderson was injured in a terrible car accident more than 15 years ago, the doctors diagnosed her as permanently disabled. But she wasn't willing to give up so easily. Laboring through her physical therapy, she began augmenting her exercises with yoga practice, and eventually discovered Pilates. It changed her life. She pursued certification in Pilates instruction, and opened a studio of her own in 2007.
However, even though Pilates is her specialty, some of her most exciting services exist under the umbrella of Plus. Services such as Pilates Reformer, Zumbalates, which jumpstarts the core-building workout with fun and freewheeling Latin dance, and a twice-weekly boot camp that combines cardiovascular and strength training. There's more than physical fitness, as well. Massage imparts a sense of healing and calm, and the Slim Line Fat Loss system offers a noninvasive inch-shedding treatment.
Equipment: Yoga mats and accessories
Students Should Bring: Bottle of water
Average Class Length: 60?90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Atlantis Sports Club knows that people are more likely to reach their fitness goals if they enjoy their workouts. That's why every element of their spacious gyms is designed to create an experience that will leave members with restored and refreshed minds and bodies. From the moment visitors step into the elegant locker rooms to the point they kick back in a relaxing steam room, they encounter up-to-date equipment and stylish design elements. Members can pump iron with state-of-the-art machines and free weights, or join others for group fitness classes such as energetic Zumba, intense body sculpting, and mind-centering yoga.
Music is in Laura O’Neill’s blood. The scion of a musical family, she attended the University of Massachusetts for music education and has spent the intervening years in positions such as youth choir director and Nashville Symphony Chorus member. Now a private voice and piano teacher, O’Neill works with the Kindermusik program to bring melodic joy to young students. Her weekly classes let kids and their parents dance, sing, and play, and prime youngsters to grow up to be music lovers.
Donna Pagliarani opened The Dharma Connection in 2009, and, having already experienced a life-changing yogic journey of her own, designed the studio as a space for others to set out on similar explorations. Today, Donna and her staff of certified instructors conduct classes every day of the week. They teach a variety of styles, including Hatha and Vinyasa flow, leading students of all skill sets to look inward for mental wellness or swallowed house keys. When not affixed to their mats, the facility's staff runs seasonal workshops and special events. The studio also offers various wellness services, such as therapeutic massages, along with body-contouring treatments, such as detoxifying wraps.
Signature service: Social Paint Parties
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Pro Tip: This is Fun Art NOT Fine Art....no experience needed; just have fun!!
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
We instruct our participants step-by-step to complete a simple yet stunning 16"x20" canvas painting. All materials are provided. Everyone brings home a masterpiece!
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Two of us are in education so our experience in teaching helps to break down steps to make them easy for all learners. We are self-taught painters.