Lisa Babiuk spent 20 years getting clients into shape before discovering yoga held the complete package for her. In addition to healthily strengthening the body and increasing flexibility, she uses yoga because it’s fun. When speaking of exercise, she says, “We need it for our soul, too. If it isn’t fun, you won’t go back.”
She and her staff impart their light-hearted yet dedicated approach to yoga in classes seven days a week. They teach in dual studios under one roof, with one studio specifically engineered to host hot yoga classes.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of women workouteers in results-getting hour-long workouts several times weekly. The fun classes utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. MetaBody's motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. They’ll keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine like regular teeth brushing. Begin a long day of litigating with a refreshing 5:30 a.m. boot camp session at Fit Body Boot Camp, or end an evening by burning evidence and pounds with a 7 p.m. spinning class at CrossFit Aurora. In addition to the fitness classes, you will receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound-loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate towards individual coaching.
Bands of glowing lights smoulder with neon pink, red, orange, and blue hues, their luminous beams flickering against exposed-brick walls. On the floor below, radiant boulders emanate equally vibrant tones, but their purpose is more than aesthetic. The jagged chunks are large pieces of Himalayan salt, which waft tiny, activated particles through the air and deep into the lungs of patrons to help naturally vanquish a wide range of ailments, such as allergies, sinus congestion, stress, and respiratory issues. Known as halotherapy, the treatment utilizes salt's inherent properties to conquer bacteria and infections, and to flush them out via the body's own natural processes. During sessions in Salt Infusion Therapy's simulated salt-cave environment, groups of visitors convene around the glowing salt pieces, relaxing as the rocks work to alleviate troublesome symptoms and try to find a way to win against paper and scissors.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Linda Tyler founded the Edmonton based Dance Moves more than 31 years ago as a way for participants of all ages and abilities to lose weight while having fun. During 75-minute classes, AFLCA certified instructors aim to help clients achieve their fitness goals by providing a full-body workout that helps boost core strength, endurance, and flexibility in a safe environment, concluding with a session of relaxation and meditation. Classes occur in progressive, 10-week sessions, and students have been known to show off their skills at flash mobs and fundraising events.
Mercedes Martinez discovered her natural musicality and love for dance during her childhood in Cuba. Her passion for movement blossomed into dual careers as an entertainer at a major resort and a dance and aerobics teacher. At Hola Fitness, Martinez shares her cultural and professional expertise as she leads private and group Zumba classes. During each class, she aligns salsa, merengue, and samba moves to the catchy beats of about 12 to 14 Latin tunes. In classes for children and prairie dogs, Martinez modifies these same dances for tiny feet.