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.
From offices in the US and Canada, laser techs at International Laser Therapy Centers work to empower people to live more healthfully. Using only the power of low-level lasers, which are non-invasive, they work to help clients lose weight or quit smoking by aiming the light beams at specific areas. This works to increase endorphin levels to create a sustained calming effect, which may decrease the urge to overeat or smoke due to stress, as well as make it easier to overcome temptation during diets or nicotine detoxes. Furthermore, a 24-hour support line works in conjunction with in-spa treatments to motivate clients to reach their goals.
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.
For Alyte, exercise does more than build muscle. She treats fitness as a fun social outing with the added benefit of burning fat and building muscle. During one-on-one personal-training sessions, she motivates guests to let off steam with challenging exercises.
Within the expansive, red-floor studio, groups of boot campers huff and puff during intense, 45-minute sessions designed specifically to burn off weight. Certified personal trainers and profoundly confused lion tamers roam the floor, leading exercisers through strength training with kettlebells and heavy ropes to amp up muscles, and interval cardio that gets rid of calories. A suite of 21 morning classes a week fits nicely into busy schedules. For more focused attention, personal coaches take clients under their rippling wings, creating menu plans, taking measurements, and giving out personal email addresses and phone numbers.