There?s strength in numbers at Energy Pilates & Fitness: In addition to owner Debra Tourek, there?s 16 experienced and specialized fitness instructors, a childcare manager, and a medical director. They combine their powers to empower students to work their hardest. The team also emphasizes a fun, loose atmosphere, and each class can be easily customized to accommodate a range of workout needs and the current level of gravity. They lead dozens of classes that encompass different styles of Pilates, yoga, cardio workouts, Barrebody classes, and high-intensity interval training. Each instructor prepares his or her own unique workout routines; however, all routines focus on flexibility work, core work, and full-body conditioning. The studio also offers childcare for children 6 weeks old?11 years old during classes for an additional fee.
Voted "Best Yoga Studio" for three years in a row in the Stillwater Gazette "Reader's Choice" awards, Pure Yoga?s dedicated and enthusiastic professional instructors guide benders through rejuvenating and inspiring classes honed for any level of experience in a studio with natural light and a state-of-the-art sound system. Power yoga incorporates breathing techniques to help build strength and flexibility with powerful, flowing movements that hone concentration while draining stress. Through Barre Yoga, namaste novices strengthen and sculpt bodies using the ballet barre. Pure Yoga also offers some heated classes as well as Yoga Sculpt, Pre-Natal Yoga, and Yoga For Dudes. The studio also sells yoga-related paraphernalia to encourage backbends in the future instead of bends in the space-time continuum to get to the future.
The trainers behind Look Good Naked aim to get people comfortable in their skin. They have a slew of shared resources, such as nutritional guides, progressive measurements, and a weekly newsletter filled with exercising facts, meal ideas, ongoing coaching and support, and testimonials from clients. All these augment the core of the operation—the 12-week boot camps where both trainers and fellow students repurpose the benches, jungle gyms, and stairways of parks and public spaces during four, hour-long sessions each week. The sessions teach guests a slew of functional training maneuvers that require little or no equipment, helping them not only to slim down, but build up a skill set they can carry with them as they leave the camps.
At Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center, instructors facilitate spiritual growth from the inside out. Yoga and mat Pilates classes can improve your strength and balance, while meditation sessions foster relaxation via breathing exercises. Inside intimate treatment rooms, practitioners administer a wide range of holistic healing services, including acupuncture, massage, and reiki. Founders Marcia Appel and Merry Beth Hovey also lead retreats, such as a recent trip to India, where students were able to deepen their studies and sharpen their agility by striking a tree pose atop the spires of the Taj Mahal.
Rajuenir L'ame Therapeutic Massage helps to slim and detoxify bodies with its 60- to 90-minute M'lis Spa Contour body wraps. Pumiced skin receives an application of contouring cream before a therapist wraps the guest in a plastic sheet, exerting form-shaping pressure and aiding the absorption process. The treatment helps liberate fat-accumulating toxins trapped in cells, and the wrap's pressure can stimulate lymphatic flow, tricking pollutants out of the body with the promise of hot-fudge sundaes.
Associated Eye Care fields a trio of ophthalmologists who specialize in the all-laser iLASIK system, which utilizes wavefront-guided laser technology to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The vision-correcting procedure begins with a WaveScan eye mapping, which blueprints the cornea’s imperfections and creates a customized 3-D image to guide the surgeon throughout the process. The all-laser IntraLase then creates a precise corneal flap, which reduces the risk of side effects, complications, and mirages of pink elephants. The CustomVue laser reshapes the cornea according to the 3-D eye map to improve vision before the protective flap adheres to the eye naturally. The procedure takes around 10 minutes per eye, and cornea-numbing eye drops are applied to minimize discomfort. Clients usually return to their normal routine within one to three days and typically achieve full vision results within one to four weeks—the same time it takes to find a pair of glasses in a crowd of Coke bottles.