The Ultimate Tan & Med Spa's locations house traditional and UV-free tanning equipment alongside teams that are certified to perform a slate of med-spa and salon treatments. Cosmetic injectables, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels aim to restore epidermal radiance, and ThinSpa weight-loss plans and CelluPulse cellulite-removal treatments help clients shift into a svelter shape. To soothe away accumulated stresses, massage therapists customize sessions to each client’s unique needs, drawing from a range of modalities to leave musculature more relaxed than a zen master’s stress ball.
When former NFL athletes Justin Peelle, Wesly Mallard, and Joey Harrington became best friends, they hardly could have predicted it would give birth to Xtend Barre Beaverton. Nevertheless, when their wives – Sara, Whitney, and Emily – met, they found a common passion in fitness, and decided to start Xtend Barre studio. The workout founds its motions in the principles of Pilates, amping up the regimen with elements of dance, the use of the ballet barre, and simple lifting regimens. In addition to the ample muscle building, the style focuses on lengthening that muscle with extensive stretching during each session.
Primal Instinct Fitness gets bodies moving and sweating through lively fitness classes. Participants can pair fitness classes such as boot camp with nutrition coaching to accelerate their advancement toward a health goal. Each of these fitness classes is designed to put students on their way to a healthy lifestyle.
Sneakers pound the grass during shriek-filled games of tag. But this isn’t recess, it’s Portland Fit Camp, and the jubilant players aren’t children but women sculpting muscles during the intense, outdoor adult version of the classic game. With a max of 24 campers, the sessions have an intimate feel, and their participants are fueled by their collective energy and the motivational training of a certified instructor. For five days a week for four-week sessions, the groups meet in the park for muscle-shocking routines that change daily to avoid plateaus. Core-based, functional exercises such as agility ladder drills, air squats, and hill sprints are all taught to students, who break the traditional workout routine with games of tag or games of capture the flag taped to the squirrel’s back.
Equipment: Machine weights, free weights, cardio equipment, and a group room.
Students should bring: Towels, proper shoes, and energy.
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We engage with members on the floor all the time to see how they're doing and if we can do anything to help. Also, we will continue to follow up by calling members who have been non-active to motivate them to get back in the gym.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain”? Why or why not?
Yes, if there is a goal to alter your body to become elite or a high performance "athlete." However, our demographic has a lot of seniors and we just encourage them to come in, stay active, and continue to keep their bodies moving.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
It all depends on the individual. We have overhead speakers and can change the radio station to suit members' needs.
The mission of Body and Brain Yoga—alongside its affiliate yoga centers—is to make yoga accessible to everyone, everywhere. To this end, each team of instructors modulate movements based on Korean sun do to match each students’ needs. Classes emphasize aligning the body and mind equally through stretches, breathing exercises, and meditation, and each session is capped off by a 10-minute tea time, during which students and instructors can socialize or reenact Alice in Wonderland's interview with the Easter Bunny.