Small class sizes enable nationally-certified trainers to provide students with individualized attention during CrossFit sessions at Live Breathe CrossFit & Wellness Studio. Trainers ensure the correct form is used during weight lifting reps and holds on the gymnastics rings, and watch over trainees swinging kettlebells and hopping up onto wooden boxes. On nice days, workouts move outside, where teams dig their heels in the sand while playing tug o’ war, sprinting across the beach, or pretending to be person-shaped pieces of driftwood. In addition to CrossFit classes, the gym also offers yoga classes that can help improve core strength and flexibility.
Natural rock salts cover every wall surface of The Salt Room's treatment rooms, including the floors and ceilings. The facility uses salt's innate antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help alleviate a number of symptoms, from allergies and asthma to bronchitis and emphysema. Inside those treatment rooms, visitors lounge in comfortable recliners while breathing in the healing particles, which clear nasal and lung passageways of allergens, bacteria, and mucus blockage. The Salt Room also offers various unsalted services, including acupuncture, massage, skin care, and yoga.
Infinity Fitness & Medi Spa combines its fully equipped health club with a 3,000-square-foot day spa that revivifies bodies with a slew of pampering services. Coddle weary digits with an Infinity spa manicure, which carefully sculpts nails and cuticles. A hot-towel wrap and hand and forearm massage loosen limbs, while a professional polish refines the phalanges for elegant head scratching and sophisticated wet willies. A pedicure de-stresses steppers with an aromatherapy soak and light massage. Callus removal and exfoliation break through the foot's toughened exterior, softening the skin and warming the sole before a coat of polish seals in any lingering beauty vapors.
When soprano Karen Adair isn’t captivating audiences with her breathtaking vibratos and expressive high notes during oratorios and operas, she’s helping clients of all ages and abilities forge strong connections between mind, body, and spirit during Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes. As a certified yoga instructor, she leads classes that teach awareness of mental and physical health through asanas linked with breathing, and helps her students boost flexibility and strength while giving personalized corrections and adjustments to stave off injury. Karen keeps her practice sharp by attending continuing-education workshops under Beryl Bender Birch, a world-renowned yoga teacher and author. She brings this knowledge to her studio and clients' residences for private, in-home yoga classes, during which she helps experienced athletes reach deeper stretches or teaches sedentary yoga mats how to stand up.
When Becky Bell injured her knee during marathon training, her doctor gave a fateful prescription: strength and stability exercises. The recommendation sparked Becky's fascination with the art of yoga, and she began to experiment with its mind and body disciplines, earning her 200-hour teaching certification in the process. The steady, focused workouts were different from the volleyball games and hiking trips she was used to. Once she added her own flair to Vinyasa-style poses, however, her drive to share the technique with others kept growing.
At Saffron&Crimson, Becky takes beginners and intermediate yogis alike through fitness classes that infuse fluid stretches with Bible philosophies. She also takes her teachings on the road during custom parties, in-home family classes, and highway-relaxation sessions for drivers who have just been pulled over
Eschewing watered-down incarnations of yoga, which they refer to as “McYoga,” for a more serious approach to the practice, Jael Yoga's seasoned instructors helm classes that fuse elements of Dharma- and Bikram-yoga techniques to create an active, Vinyasa-inspired style. Teachers guide pupils of all levels and Monopoly-piece preferences toward realigning mind-body connections, emphasizing mindful breathing to focus concentration when transitioning from pose to pose. During each series of poses, students combine a number of traditional practices such as sun salutations, centering meditation, low-stress inversions, strengthening floor series, and parallel-bar routines.