The instructors at Evolation Yoga help their students achieve greater health and centeredness with a unique blend of hot yoga and meditation. Rather than subscribing entirely to the tenets of Bikram yoga, they incorporate other yogic styles for a more fluid approach that’s accessible to all students. To achieve the best results, they lead classes in studios heated to keep the mug of tea balanced on each student’s head piping hot. They also organize regular workshops and events at each of the studio's eight locations throughout the United States, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Australia.
Dr. John Delgado oversees Leda on Swann's procedures in aesthetic and anti-aging medicine. Wielding the Cynosure Apogee Elite laser, light specialist Mesha Hill draws upon a wealth of knowledge and augments her skill with the warmth she extends toward all clients. Lora Taylor, Leda on Swann's licensed aesthetician, uses the NuSkin Galvanic Spa System to soothe skin with pharmaceutical-grade serums and scrubs that complement the clinic's roster of therapeutic and relaxation massages.
The trainers at South Tampa Fit don't need machines or an overflowing member list to complete their mission. They prefer to conduct workouts with basic tools, favoring the floor over treadmills and kettlebell swings over fancy teakettle tilts. At the head of semiprivate and small-group programs, they remodel physiques according to their clients' goals. From the core-conditioning routines of boot camp to the Olympic weightlifts of Total Strength sessions, their exercise plans avoid monotony in pursuit of results.
Equipment: TRX equipment, squat racks, dumbbells, plyo boxes, Bosu balls, resistance bands
Students should bring: Water, towel
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Parking: Parking lot
At 4 a.m., few people are awake, and the roads are quiet except for the purr of the occasional insomniac car. It can be hard to get work done or even find anything that’s open, but light still spills from the door of Anytime Fitness, even on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Members have access to the workout facilities at any hour of the day, any day of the year, so they can bench-press free weights before dawn or ride an elliptical after giving their broken home stairmaster a proper midnight burial. Though club amenities vary by location—there are thousands of Anytime Fitness franchises throughout the world—most gyms offer a wide variety of workout wares and resources, including cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and personal trainers. In addition, most locations offer 24-hour tanning beds, letting guests soak in rays by night.