Reynard Carrie Jr. knows the importance of staying in shape, thanks to his professional career playing arena football. Now a certified trainer, he helps others drop pounds and get in shape through private and small-group training sessions at Rey'smart Fitness. He understands that clients will get more out of their workouts if they commit to an all-around healthier way of life, so he offers nutritional advice and shares his favorite recipes. In addition, personal consultations help clients on their path toward better health.
A person dangles above the ground in a hammock, elongating their limbs and modulating their breath. It's not a leisurely afternoon in a backyard, it's just another day in aerial yoga class at Point of Balance. The yoga studio's certified instructor, Kara, guides students through a variety of inventive classes such as this. She teaches a flow course that emphasizes constant movement and an aqua class that emphasizes swimming the English Channel in one breath. Not only does Kara accommodate students of all yoga skills, from beginner to advanced, but she can also use American Sign Language to boost the inclusiveness of her curriculum.
The four massage therapists at Melt Body Studio can do a lot to help clients feel their best. Their massages not only heal injured muscles and improve circulation, but also increase flexibility so clients can limbo past the velvet rope keeping them out of the boss's private bathroom. Inside the massage room, soft music spills from speakers as a massage therapist uses varying degrees of pressure to disentangle muscle knots. Heated stones may be used to target sore spots and enhance relaxation.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 2,014 clubs in North America and 564 across the globe, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As health and fitness seekers challenge themselves on Life Fitness/Hammer Strength cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Elements of Health Wellness and Movement Center combines the benefits of exercise with the expertise of holistic healthcare practitioners. Instructors teach a wide variety of yoga classes, spicing up the schedule with the occasional Zumba class. While classes here help build muscle, staff acupuncturists and massage therapists supplement exercise programs with treatments that diminish soreness or aid in long-term recovery from chronic pain or injury.