Christine Donahue started her yogic practice at age 8, learning at the knee of her first mentor, her mother. She has since journeyed to India, been certified to teach by swamis, and been granted the honorary name Girija, which means daughter of the Himalayas. Throughout all her journeys, the main pillar of her yogic practice has always been community. Now, at her own Higher Power Yoga, she strives to tailor her teachings to suit the community that surrounds her. Christine invites both longtime and new practitioners to sample her variations on classic Vinyasa yoga, such as hot and spicy yoga and urban yoga, in which students reach for the skies in the skyscraper pose and just-reelected mayor pose.
The Trenton Devils are ECHL affiliates to the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and the AHL’s Albany Devils. The demonic entities of Trenton have sent up numerous players to their NHL affiliate. Kevin Devin, a defenseman for the New Jersey Devils on their 1995 Stanley Cup team, has taken over Trenton coaching duties in 2010. Watch T-Devils captain Trevor Kell, averaging more than one point game this season, and rookie forward prospect Matt Lombardi take the ice against the Alaska Aces, currently first place in the Western conference. Center club seats give you a broad perspective from the side of the ice, much like taking a history class gives one a broad perspective of humanity's obsession with flag embroidery.
Whether training for a tournament or learning the rules for the first time, tennis players have plenty to love about the Pennsbury Racquet Club. Nine indoor courts, each newly resurfaced and illuminated with extra-bright, eco-friendly lighting, invite players to test their skills against each other, a ball machine, or the disapproving sports announcer in their head. To take players' games to the next level, USPTA- and PTR-certified coaches, some with more than 25 years of experience, offer private and semi-private lessons. There's also an on-site racket repair center, where players can get their equipment restrung and customized by a professional tech who's worked for Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, and Maria Sharapova. Pennsbury Racquet Club also offers fitness classes such as Zumba, Piloxing, Pilates, and more.
Cardio and strength-training equipment clangs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Urge Fitness. Within training studios, fitness instructors lead energetic circuit-training workouts, lively hip-hop classes, and revitalizing yoga sessions. Guests can unwind after workouts at the onsite smoothie bar, sipping specialty shakes and coffee while enjoying free Wi-Fi.
Sa Mut A. Scott—the founder of Mama Yoga's Integrated Wellness Coaching for All—strives to help clients find "the compassionate way to wellness." To accomplish this goal, she spends her days not just exercising but educating. She helps people live healthier, whether it's through yoga classes and nutritional workshops at her studio or in-classroom work as a health teacher for grade-school students. Her classes, honed over 10 years of instruction, include classic hatha-yoga asanas, which are designed to build strength and flexibility over time. Over the course of their yoga practice, students also learn to listen to their bodies, helping restore a sense of balance and peace to their everyday lives.
At VIVA Ballroom Dance Studio beginners with no prior experience can learn the basics while more advanced dancers hone their skills in a variety of dance styles from ballroom to break dancing. A talented team of instructors teaches private and group lessons in ballet, Latin, hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballroom, and lyrical dance styles. In addition, the studio offers fitness classes such as Zumba and yoga as an alternative way to achieve cardio fitness.