Pinnacle Athletic club flexes its health-geared guns by offering members unlimited access to cardio equipment, three weight rooms, a basketball league, a spinning studio, more than 50 classes a week, and more. Kick up arterial fiestas and a bumping heartbeat, thanks to more than 40 cardio-centric contraptions, from stairmasters and treadmills, to ellipticals and stationary Flintstone cars, each equipped with a personal television to distract needy eyes. For flab-fearing limbs, the gym hosts Hammer Strength and Icarian iron-pumping machines as well as free weights, ranging in size from mini to mini horse, while also promoting a gallimaufry of group-centric pastimes such as basketball, volleyball, and racquetball. The eternally fraternal can also enlist in one of the club's daily classes at no extra charge, while massage, tanning, personal training, and nutritional advice are available to members for a fee.
There's more than just strength-training and cardio equipment at Memorial Health and Lifestyle Center. The expansive facility also features a lap and therapy pool, basketball and racquetball courts, and locker rooms with whirlpools and dry saunas for washing and drying your sweaty workout clothes. Moreover, its services include childcare, massage therapy, personal training, and more than 80 weekly fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Les Mills's aquatic-based Water in Motion classes.
Beyond Zen Studio is a place of healing, regeneration, and re-energizing. In the airy, high-ceilinged space, a team of instructors fulfill this mission with a host of yoga and Pilates classes. Seven days a week, groups convene to strengthen physiques on Pilates reformer machines, or strike poses and regulate breathing during Hatha or Hot Power yoga sessions. The studio is also home to a spa, where visitors can relax during a hot-stone massage.
Prana Yoga School of Yoga and Health takes its name from the Sanskrit word for "breath," a vital life force. As part of the studio's mission, its instructors aim to expose students to all the benefits of yoga and holistic health in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment. With 60 classes available each week, Prana Yoga's two locations offer sessions designed for practitioners of every experience level. During all-levels courses, instructors invite all students to practice together while also modifying and adjusting poses for those who need it. Restorative sessions help practitioners relax, and prenatal courses bring relief to mothers-to-be.
In addition to group yoga, the facility hosts private one-on-one yoga, teacher-training programs, and a variety of workshops. Massage therapists are also available to perform Thai, hot-stone, and Swedish massages. As part of a commitment to giving back to the community, the founder of Prana Yoga also runs the Pranayoga Foundation, which brings yoga therapy to people with cancer and other chronic illnesses.
No matter their age or chosen discipline of dance, students can practice and learn their art at K. Monique's Studio of Dance. Instructors lead classes in a variety of styles, including jazz, lyrical and modern dance, hip-hop, ballet, and tap. Instructors also lead a number of fitness and health conscious classes, which range from Zumba to Pilates, Piloxing crossover classes that fuse Pilates and boxing, and boot camps that help burn calories with interval training drills.
Setting aside the stress, noise, and pace of everyday life, SLR Pilates allows students to devote all their time inside the studio to self-awareness and self-improvement. The instructors never allow classes to go over 20 students within the 700-square-foot practice space at a time, ensuring that they're able to provide more personalized direction and feedback to the whole group.
The classes at SLR offer students a range of goals to work toward, yet remain unique. Yoga emphasizes conscious recognition of breath and movement, Pilates strengthens core muscles, and barre workouts combine Pilates and yoga with ballet-inspired stretches to build muscle tone. Despite the varying focus of the three class styles, every session shares the common goal of empowering students by increasing awareness of their own body control, sometimes getting them to change the channel on any device with their minds.