At Flow Pilates Centre, Gina Santangelo and her staff have three roomfuls of Stott Pilates equipment at their disposal, including reformers, stability chairs, and vertical frames. It's this ample space and massive equipment arsenal that allow them to offer up to five equipment-based Pilates classes per day, where small groups of eight students focus on strengthening their cores and building lean muscle on the fitness contraptions. For those new to Pilates, mat classes instill the technique's core principles without a reformer's resistance or a pulley's physics equations. But the studio's offerings extend far beyond Pilates, with classes ranging from yoga and Zumba to Xtend Barre and TRX suspension training. Santangelo, who is also a certified health and wellness coach, can also help students replenish and detoxify with her anti-inflammatory nutrition program.
Though nightclubs usually come equipped with dance floors, they aren't exactly kid-friendly. That's where Dance Education Unlimited 2 comes in. The dance center caters exclusively to children and teens, creating a safe outlet for them to boogie, pop-and-lock, and sashay. To do so, the center pairs students with instructors who have performed in hip-hop music videos and choreographed pieces for competitions. The skilled teachers lead their charges through an array of class offerings including ballet, modern, tap, and break dance, instilling discipline, balance, and strength along with skills that will come in handy during college admission dance-offs.
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.