As a measure of their devotion to their clientele, the Rainbow Pilates team brings its expertise on the road, teaching yoga and Pilates at homes and offices. The certified staff expands their curriculum even further at the studio, where they lead Tai Chi, Zumba, bellydancing, and cardiolates. Friendly Pilates teachers offer a range of innovative twists on the fitness discipline, including 50 Shades of Pilates classes held for couples, singles, or individuals who want to hone their focus by practicing the core-strengthening postures in the dark. Rainbow Pilates also offers rigorous boot camps and a yoga class designed specifically to ameliorate the symptoms of PTSD for veterans, called yoga warriors.
Sonya Dube' founded Rainbow Pilates after more than a decade in real estate, motivated by an urge to help others learn the power of conscious breathing techniques, among many other fitness ideas. Sonya specializes in clinical and post-rehab exercise, and her fellow staffers, including certified Qigong instructor Anisa Taylor, support her mission of promoting personal fitness.
Founded by celebrity wrestler and quadruple amputee Kyle Maynard, No Excuses CrossFit inspires clients to achieve their loftiest goals both in the gym and beyond. A coaching squad that includes elite athletes and firefighters leads each workout, helping students develop physical prowess, mental toughness, and realistic siren imitations. Designed for beginners, 50-minute CrossFit Basics classes challenge the entire body with cardio intervals and strength-training exercises designed to build speed and stamina. Calories melt and muscles ripple as students practice Olympic lifts and gymnastics-inspired pull-ups in a supportive, team-like environment, which includes personalized attention from the coaches, who emphasize proper form to prevent injuries. To foster a complete transformation, No Excuses' trainers also share fitness videos, nutrition pointers, and tips on building a human-size cocoon. Consult the class schedule for dates and times.
At CrossFit Suwanee, trainers take full advantage of Suwanee Sports Academy’s 100,000 square feet of training space. With an arsenal of CrossFit equipment, they get members pumping weights, tossing medicine balls, and swinging from gymnastics rings, and the indoor track makes sprints possible year-round. Through the CrossFit system, instructors prep their charges using daily workouts that feature everyday movements such as pushing, pulling, and running. Routines change each day to ward off boredom while also pushing each muscle group to its peak for optimal full-body results.
Though World Mission Athletics does promote the martial art as a means of self-defense, its classes feature a wealth of other benefits. Often with physical strength and dexterity comes mental acuity, commitment, leadership skills, and the confidence necessary for opening pickle jars by yourself. The class schedule welcomes everyone from Little Dragons (ages 4–6) to adults.
Gyrotonic's restorative methods are in its name: "gyro" means spiral, and "tonic" means tone. Performed on a special Gyrotonic apparatus, this therapeutic exercise uses circular, low-impact movements to stretch and strengthen bodies—especially in the joints, spine, and abs. This mode of healing exemplifies the type of nontraditional practices the therapists and Pilates instructors at Above Physical Therapy often rely on, in addition to classic physical therapy.
Shannon Hudson began studying martial arts at the age of 7, committing to his practice until he earned black belts in two different styles along with the title of current IKF light middleweight kickboxing world champion. After he'd had the thrill of competition, Shannon decided to found a gym inspired by his own grueling boxing and kickboxing training regimens, but staged in a noncompetitive and unintimidating atmosphere.
The result is 9 Round studio and its signature 30-minute circuit consisting of nine different stations including jump roping and speed-bag work. This effective regimen combines cardio and strength-building exercises to build stamina as well as muscle tone. Dedicated trainers monitor each circuit, offering helpful guidance to attendees of any fitness or experience level and helping to boost morale with complimentary high-fives.