At Coolhotyoga, the instructors teach yoga classes in both hot and cool rooms, of course, but they do much more to help their clients build muscle and burn fat. They also defy science in their anti-gravity yoga series, in which guests strike yoga poses in midair in ceiling-suspended hammocks that support the body while coaxing deeper stretches. On the cardio end of things, they offer both Piloxing—a blend of Pilates and boxing—and booty barre classes—which combine ballet's core-strengthening exercises with light weightlifting, such as picking up the nearest ballerina.
Amy and Chris Miller don't want healthy living to stop the minute their clients leave the gym. “We strive to help our clients reach a new level of mindfulness and physical well-being that can be transferred into their daily lives,” the owners explain. That's why they incorporate a holistic approach to Maxfit Indoor Cycling Retreat. Their spinning classes help to strengthen core and leg muscles while boosting metabolism and burning calories long after the sessions end.
Pilates helped Regina Poblete not only get in shape after having a child, but also fight off postpartum depression by establishing a healthful physical routine. She wanted to share the exercise with others, so she sought certification ins Stott Pilates, a modernly modified form of the turn-of-the-century exercise. Having completed the intense requirements, she began teaching for Rx Pilates.
Regina teaches both classic mat and reformer classes. On the mat, she observes the central principles of the Stott method, keeping the rib cage, pelvis, scapula, and cervical spine in alignment while letting the breath flow. In class, she guides students in the use of some exercise-enhancing props, such as resistance bands and objects that can be reimagined as funny hats. The Stott reformer also boasts modifications that enhance the exercise form’s five alignment principles while students sit, kneel, and lay on its mobile platform.
BT Dance Company has a state-of-the-art facility—their two large dance rooms are underlaid with sprung injury-prevention flooring, and there's a professional sound system that pumps out the music. But they know that it's the people that make the studio, and they have an accomplished faculty of trained, patient instructors from diverse backgrounds. These instructors lead a range of classes, teaching the finer points of ballet, tap, hip-hop, acrobatics, and the chicken dance.
Sun streams in the large windows of Blue Sky Yoga's studio, where pale-blue walls enhance the sunny, relaxing atmosphere. Inside this spacious setting, yoga students of all levels can boost flexibility and strength as they calm the mind with a variety of yoga classes. Along with open-level sessions focused on coordinating breath with movement, the instructors also lead basic, intermediate, and advanced classes to meet every student's particular experience level. Prenatal and postnatal classes and teen yoga sessions are also available.
Kickboxing.com represents a conglomeration of schools from all around the world, including locations in America, Japan, Singapore, and the Dominican Republic. They focus on high-quality training from different disciplines of martial arts that range from kenpo karate to capoeira and taekwondo. Each school combines the art of kicking with the basis of Western boxing to create devastating combinations that use every limb.