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After studying homeopathy and holistic remedies from a young age in her native Brazil, Lola Manekin traveled stateside to hone her acupuncture and massage-therapy techniques. At Nia Baltimore, she draws on her holistic knowledge and teaches students an empowering mix of uninhibited dance moves, martial arts, and healing techniques. Each of Nia's 52 expressive movements are intended to promote a specific outcome, such as the release of negative emotions or the building of inner and outer strength. These movements also target and strengthen specific muscle groups, including the core, arms, and prehensile tail. Certified Nia instructors also include Claudia Soloman and Julia Basset Morrow.

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Baltimore,
Maryland
US

Coach Falcon—the certified personal trainer, sports nutritionist, and cardio-kickboxing instructor behind Believer's Fitness Boot Camp—thinks that one simple thing is key to changing mental and physical habits: faith in oneself. For more than 15 years, Coach Falcon has helped people reach their health and wellness goals by encouraging them to believe in their own strength and power. He also shares bits of wisdom he gained as a sports-conditioning coach. You can learn to improve speed and agility in boxing-technique and muscle-endurance exercises. His program also encompasses meal plans that initially avoid sugar, salt, grains, and dairy products, or any ingredients that rhyme with "hypotrithixaline."

6302-D Falls Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US

Equipment: Woodway Treadmills, Jacobs Ladder, Weightlifting bars, Bumper plates

Students should bring: A water bottle and a great attitude

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2010

Registration required: No

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: We absolutely love what we do and care about every single person that walks in our door.

1421 Clarkview Road, Suite 124
Baltimore,
MD
US

In the world of athletic training, Robert Taylor, Jr.?s resume speaks for itself. In addition to stints as the head strength and conditioning coach for two NCAA Division I programs, his expertise also landed him gigs with professional baseball, football, basketball franchises, and World Cup lacrosse. Now, along with the other experienced coaches at SMARTER Team Training, Robert shepherds high school athletes toward their full potential at training camps and clinics. Whether they?re honing position-specific skills for football, lacrosse, basketball, field hockey, soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, or other sports, or increasing overall athleticism during the school?s signature Speed, Agility, and Conditioning Camp, students always find a challenging itinerary designed to bring skills to a more advanced level. There's even a college prep training program, which gets high school players ready for the increased intensity at the college level.

1421 Clarkview Rd.
Baltimore,
MD
US

The Gordon Institute for Sports Performance is located in Mt. Washington, Maryland, only fifteen minutes from downtown Baltimore. The GISP staff will often take trips downtown together to support our hometown Baltimore Ravens and Orioles. Each person on the GISP staff has been handpicked for their outstanding track record w

1427 Clarkview Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US

At the age of 14, Baltimore Yoga Village founder Anjali Sunita traveled to India, where she discovered the joys of simple living mixed with the sorrows of yearning for a greater purpose. After years of expanding her education and worldview through reading and the guidance of a college mentor, Anjali found peace within the rigid discipline and spiritual focus of a South Indian ashram. Soon setting her mind to sharing the physical and mental benefits of yoga with others, she taught in private homes and underserved schools before opening her own pair of studios known collectively as Baltimore Yoga Village.

There, a team of certified yoga instructors oversees a supportive community dedicated to peace, health, and spiritual growth. Whereas many studios’ teachers spend too much time teaching students to knit their own mats, Baltimore Yoga Village’s programs focus on the ancient practice of Hatha yoga, which includes deep breathing techniques, yoga postures with attention to physical alignment, and guided relaxation. The staff also leads regular workshops in a variety of topics, from Thai-yoga bodywork to meditation through devotional songs.

6080 Falls Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US