Inner Peace's studio is a beautiful space in which to surround the self while engaging in the ancient practice of yoga. The custom-designed facility boasts a gleaming, 1,077-square-foot yoga floor built from Lisbon natural cork. With today's deal, partake in six of the 27 group yoga classes offered each week, including options for folks from every fork of the fitness footway, from non-nimble neophytes to seasoned veterans as flexible as a pair of bicycle shorts. The staff of experienced instructors has both the wisdom and stretchiness to teach numerous yoga styles, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, power yoga in a heated studio, soft yoga for beginners or those seeking a chance to slow down and breathe, and yoga jam, which doesn't involve canned preserves but does involve energetic music and a quick flow of postures.
Pure Barre's first-ever class was held in a basement with no clients, signs, or even a bathroom. Little more than a pipe dream beneath pipes, it nevertheless endured, thanks to the passion of founder Carrie Rezabek Dorr. Her drive, and the quality of the workout, led the business to grow to more than 230 studios worldwide, including two Tulsa locations.
Megan, co-owner of the Tulsa branch, says she and a friend discovered the class in Dallas, then turned to the workout's DVDs for more. Soon they noticed their bodies changing while enjoying the workout's energetic music and decided they wanted to share the ballet-inspired exercises with their community.
After the first two weeks of being open, they knew they'd made a positive impact when a client popped in to say: "I have been working out with a personal trainer for over two months with little results, [yet] I have been taking Purre Barre for two weeks and have lost three inches and six pounds." With clients of all ages and fitness levels participating, Megan and her team hope they can help other clients reach their fitness goals, too.
Bai Lan has been perfecting her dance technique for most of her life. At age 11, she was chosen to attend the prestigious National Ballet school of China, and she continued to dance professionally for more than 20 years, garnering awards at the International Ballet competition and the first Chinese ballet competition. She brings her years of classical ballet training, performance, and teaching methodology to her classes at Bai Lan Studio.
Here, students of all ages and fitness levels can master pirouettes and leaps in ballet, shuffle ball changes in tap, and freeform movements in modern-dance classes. In addition to classic dance classes, she offers fitness-based classes including Pilates, Zumba, and yoga to help patrons carve ballerina-like physiques petite enough to fit into jewelry boxes.
Certified yoga and Pilates instructors guide students through poses aimed at shrinking midsections, growing muscles, and alleviating back pain. Their cheery studio features soft-green walls and light hardwood floors and is home to special Pilates machines including the Allegro 2 Reformer. The experts also help clients attain total wellness with holistic lifestyle coaching that teaches stress management through exercise and proper diet.
Instructors at Infinity Dance Academy work to promote excellent technique in all of their classes, including ballet, hip-hop, and jazz for beginners and advanced students. Additional classes include pointe, acrobatics, and modern dance.
Strength of Mind and Body and Strength of Mind Behavioral Health share more than just a campus and half a name. Founded in the belief that balance requires psychological and physical fortitude, the two wellness centers partner together to help clients achieve happier, more peaceful lives. Led by owner Teresa McIlroy, the team behind Strength of Mind and Body step up to the plate with four distinct services?Pilates, personal training, yoga, and wellness coaching. In Pilates classes (both mat and Reformer), instructors help students strengthen cores, improve alignment, and look really serene, and yoga sessions increase flexibility and improve balance.