Yoga Munkey & More's enthusiastic instructors help students boost energy and hone flexibility with an array of dynamic yoga and dance classes. The studio's varied schedule boasts five days of morning and evening sessions to accommodate busy pupils and hard-up yoga mats who work jobs as welcome mats on the weekend. During exhilarating Hatha yoga classes, aspiring yogis seek relaxation and balance, methodically stretching limbs and awakening consciousness with harmonious, mindful breathing. Pupils ease into a more gradual series of asanas in Very Gentle/Lunchtime Yoga, which seamlessly melds meditative movement with synchronized breathing for a beginner and injured-athlete friendly workout. Alternatively, the sultry Latin choreography of Salsa Dance and Zumba Latin Dance Fitness recharges sluggish sinews, burns fat, and inspires world-weary sombreros to break out their favorite hat-dance moves again.
As a single mother of four, Andrea Tagalog learned firsthand the preciousness of both health and personal time. She managed to weave fitness and nutrition into her family life, realizing how powerful and important it is to make time for physical health. To help others find the same balance she achieved, Andrea offers a variety of personal-training and group programs for clients of all fitness levels.
Ignite Yoga Fusion helps students practice the tenets of yoga both on and off the mat. Instructors seek to shepherd students through their discovery of the yogic arts, teaching classes in a heated studio that helps loosen tight muscles, facilitate detoxification of the body, and deter any polar bears that are currently trying to hunt you. Instructors view their studio as a warm retreat, where new students ease into gentle Bikram poses and experienced students practice advanced bends while braced by a student or instructor.
Holistic Hideaway founder Tenia Bentley is a one-woman show when it comes to health. In addition to her role as a licensed holistic-health practitioner, she plays the part of a certified clinical nutritionist, an oriental-arts massage therapist, and a yoga instructor. All these approaches to living healthfully give Bentley a certain circumspection when clients approach her with the desire to learn how to improve their diets or bolster their immune systems through her unique brand of raindrop aromatherapy.
Named Best Gym of 2011 by CityVoter, Tri-City Wellness Center matches the energizing amenities of a cardio area, cycling studio, and weight-training fitness floor with the warm embrace of three saline-treated pools and jacuzzis for men and women. Trainers with backgrounds in exercise science expedite the race toward wellness through fitness classes, health seminars, and special events. The HydroWorx 2000 pool assists physical-therapy patients in gently strengthening their muscles and developing the power of sonar.
Wreathed in vegetation and water features, Tri-City Wellness's mind-and-body studio inspires serenity with yoga and Pilates for tense mats. Visitors exit studio through a Zen garden and into three spa treatment rooms that play host to massages and facials. In well-appointed locker rooms, digital lockers safely stow belongings without the aid of a padlocks as guests unwind and steam broccoli in the sauna.
Instructors never run out of steam at BODYROK. It’s their job to keep the atmosphere upbeat and encourage students to push through their demanding Sculpt and Cycle classes. The 40-minute Sculpt classes heighten the core-toning effects of Pilates with cardio exercises on individual Proformer machines. The Proformer's resistance can be adjusted to accommodate any fitness level so first-time students can follow the workout and veterans can continue to challenge themselves. In Cycle classes, students hop atop Scwhinn A.C. Performance Indoor Cycle Trainers that use magnets to generate resistance instead of forcing riders to pedal through tubs of yogurt. The two workouts collide in the 50-minute Sculpt and Cycle class as students hop from Proformers to Schwinns for a blend of lower body- and core-focused training.