Acceptance and empowerment take center stage at Sabeena Yoga, where experienced yogi and studio owner Shelli August helps others unite a healthy mind, body and spirit. August encourages her students to follow Swami Vishnu-devananda’s five points of yoga: proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet, and positive thinking and meditation. During hatha and raja yoga classes, she and her team of yogis help students of all ages and abilities boost flexibility, strength, and balance. They also hold meditation sessions and Kirtan meetings, which incorporate singing and chanting, and reiki sessions, which promotes spiritual healing, stress reduction, and relaxation.
At Fit Bodies Forever, the trainers take the intensity of boot-camp routines and subtract all intimidation factors. Instead, they replace those factors with positive reinforcement, motivating participants through routines and giving them individualized attention when they need help completing the workout. Their group classes also include cardio kickboxing, Training For Warriors, and tabata. Nutrition and wellness counselor are also on staff.
The master yogis at Yoga Dynamics propel their disciples toward physical fitness and spiritual enlightenment with a schedule of yoga classes and TRX suspension-training workouts. More than 12 weekly sessions explore the Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa traditions, all of which provide a great way to stay toned and limber while temporarily storing worldly worries in a drawer with knickknacks, spare change, and shrunken heads. In addition to sharing personalized tips with students of all skill levels, Hatha teachers modify poses to help beginners develop strong muscles and proper form. Flexible Strength workouts build lithe bodies with asanas that stretch and tone the sinews, while OM Gym Yoga’s TRX suspension straps bolster core muscles to improve posture and balance. Vinyasa classes flow from pose to pose with more grace than a swan driving a zamboni, fostering flexibility and sending strength and cardiovascular endurance soaring as the instructor shares mind-focusing exercises and words of encouragement during practice and answers questions before and after each class.
Crave Fitness's founder, Yaniv Rosenberg, applies a lifelong enthusiasm for fitness and martial arts to boot camp, Krav maga, kickboxing, and jiujitsu classes for all ages and ability levels. During boot-camp classes based on training regimens from the U.S. military and Israeli Defense Force, experienced instructors wring every ounce of effort from students of all skill levels, fueling the all-out workouts with words of encouragement and regular trips through a rift in the time-space continuum to get glimpses of their svelte future selves. Sessions change on a daily basis to test muscles with a combination of cardiovascular exercises, abdominal work, agility drills, obstacle-course challenges, and blindfolded Sudoku puzzles.
Beginners and experienced exercisers alike are in store for full-body workouts at Alan's Bootcamp. Once enrolled, they'll have unlimited access to boot-camp classes, plus nutritional counseling and help with maintaining momentum after sessions.
The experts at Body Headquarters focus on clients’ body, mind, and spirit. They slather blue agave extract and pumpkin oil onto mugs during refreshing facials and blanket fuzzy legs in warm wax for a swift hair removal treatment. Underneath the surface, knotted muscles unwind during deep-tissue massages and body-bending yoga sessions. Tarot and astrology readings help guests re-examine their inner selves and find guidance for tough decisions such as what to wear to work tomorrow.