Heritage Natural Market's selection of organic produce, supplements, and body-care products keeps body motors primed and well maintained with salubrious ingredients. Stock fridge crispers and cryogenic chambers with fresh fruits and vegetables, and load up home canteens with Zico premium coconut water ($4.29/liter), coffee, and tea. Bags of bulk rolled oats ($1.25/lb) and organic cinnamon powder ($.54/oz) make wonderful contributions to a well-balanced breakfast and a well-balanced horse trough. Heritage also boasts a vast selection of gluten-free and raw foods, as well as local, all-natural ground beef ($8.29/lb). Customers can boost depleted nutrient reserves with whole-food multivitamins ($26.99 for 60) and attempt to prevent, or lessen, the effects of aging with Nature’s Plus Resveratrol ($26), which may slow the spindly hand of Father Time. Skin regularly ravaged by sun rays or microscopic tycoons incessantly developing epidermal strip malls will find respite in the gentle healing powers of organic, raw food based body-care products, such as Badger certified-natural sunscreen ($15.99).
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Suzanne Morgan likens her yoga classes to a playground. "It’s a passionate playground where awareness, inspired action and wellness skip hand-in-hand," she writes on her website. "You'll laugh—I promise."
Laughter is only one benefit. At her classes and workshops, she helps students of all yoga experience levels use the tools of yoga to calm their mind while reconnecting with body and spirit. She views yoga as a simple way to ease stress, quiet the mind, and ultimately, live an authentic life. Her classes are held at the Arlington Community Church.
Captained by two experienced, USA Triathlon-certified coaches, TriGirl Training ushers amateur and veteran triple-threat racers of all ages over the swim-bike-run finish line in an encouraging, all-female environment. Release goals into an open field then aggressively chase them down with four targeted group workouts a week and daily fitness regimens that are prescribed online and designed to be squeezed into already-dense schedules. Burgeoning bicyclists take advantage of various retailer discounts to deck themselves in the necessary peacock-feathered sweatbands and swimmers cash in on unlimited professional-coach access from educated trainers to answer nagging workout and nutrition questions.
Yoga Motion fully embodies its name. Not only do the center’s instructors encourage fluid movements and flexibility in their students, they also tap into the business’s origins as a former traveling yoga studio. At its start, the studio’s instructors would bring their sessions to local spaces—a tradition that continues today as they bring their classes to local health clubs and beaches, in addition to hosting them at their permanent home. No matter the space, students learn to balance their breaths, increase flexibility, and tone muscles with yoga poses developed more than 5,000 years ago. Group classes are available for varying skill levels, and instructors also offer private sessions.
In addition to yoga classes, the facility also offers dance lessons. A dancer since she was 5, Elise McKenna mastered ballet during her tenure in the American Ballet Company and even danced in music videos by Michael Jackson and Rick Astley. While she is passionate about performing, she equally loves to teach and has been helming her own classes in belly dancing, burlesque, ballet, jazz, ballroom, and other forms for more than 25 years, or the amount of time it takes to pirouette around Jupiter.
Professional bobsled teams shave seconds off their time by breathing in unison and leveraging flexibility during turns. Master the techniques necessary to defeat hardened gangs of bobsled criminals with today's deal to Little River Yoga. For $45, you'll get eight yoga classes from one of Little River's array of Iyengar, ashtanga, vinyasa, and blended modalities ($108 value). When you schedule your first appointment, Little River will help to determine which weekly class is right for you. The next round of eight-week class sessions begins on March 1.