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.
• For $15, you get one month of weekly SuperKids PreSchool karate classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $50 value). • For $29, you get a monthlong membership to the UMA Karate program, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $100 value). • For $50, you get a monthlong membership to twice-weekly Dave Camarillo jiu-jitsu classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Baxter, Cross Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $120 value).
Doctors Rosalie J. Perpich and Aram Mazhary detail local mouths with an experienced brand of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care and take the time to carefully explain treatments. One of Stillwater's doctors will closely examine mouth-bones, enamel, gums, and spaces between mouth-bones, while a full set of x-rays reveals glimpses into tooth souls and the inner turmoil that may lead to cracked or damaged surfaces. Following each exam, a tooth tech scraps away tartar, polishes teeth with a powered toothbrush, and flosses crevices with a climbing rope. For an additional beauty boost, a Zoom! treatment with take-home whitening trays transforms teeth into sunglass-worthy brilliance. Over the course of three nights, a bleaching gel turns chew devices approximately six to ten shades whiter.