Each boot camp spans four weeks of exercise, with classes held up to five days a week. Classes might meet indoors or out, depending on which of the nine locations a client chooses to attend, but the regimen of exercise remains the same. Trainers cook up new routines daily, which might include fitness kickboxing, jump-roping, obstacle courses, or sport yoga, in which the class plays a scrimmage using the first student who manages to contort themselves into the shape of a football.
Compassion is the mantra at Yoga Oasis, a mind-body haven lined with glowing candles and shimmering golden curtains. Here, a teaching team draws on a combined 50 years of experience to guide students through ancient poses and breathing exercises that infuse consciousness with a sense of peace. The studio makes yoga accessible to all manner of student, from those who have never touched a sticky mat to those who can perform a headstand on a flying carpet. Yogis even travel to the Great Lakes Cancer Institute, where they help members of the Swan for Life Cancer Foundation find peace and strength through meditation and graceful movement.
Beginners downward-dog into Back to Basics sessions to master hatha poses such as Warrior 1, which forms the foundation for faster-paced classes such as Vinyasa and Flow. In these classes, clear cues and alignment adjustments engage the entire body, bolstering strength, balance, and flexibility. In the Therapeutic & Yoga with Ease class, deep breaths propel students into calming poses that can be modified with props such as blocks, straps, and Shakespearean stage armor.
Fitness Rx's team of instructors deploys to dozens of locations throughout southeastern Michigan to lead a staggering array of fitness classes. Whether they're guiding groups through kickboxing's strikes, yoga poses, or Pilates’ core-strengthening moves, they draw on their diverse backgrounds, years of experience, and enthusiasm. Additionally, trainers meet for one-on-one or semi-private sessions, and supplement workouts with nutrition support to help clients achieve varied goals, from building strength to fitting back inside their high-school-graduation cap.
The certified personal trainers at Achieve Fitness work to help their clients meet fitness goals. They strive to motivate their clients during one-on-one training sessions, nutritional counseling, and group fitness classes. In the spa, massage therapists help assuage guests' aches and pains. An aesthetician is scheduled to join the staff soon to beautify visitors with skin-smoothening services such as facials and eyebrow waxing.
As Core Physical Therapy’s sole physical therapist and a MAT-certified specialist, Matt Glenn spends a significant amount of time exploring muscular issues. When clients arrive at the office complaining of pain or tightness, he surveys the entire body until he identifies the culprit muscle. Using hands-on force or prescribing specific exercises, he helps clients restore their range of motion and improve their muscular function.
The certified trainers at American Fitness have been helping their clients get into better shape for more than 27 years. This family-owned, functional gym has everything members need to burn fat and build muscle, from new cardio machines and free weights to resistance-training machines and group exercise classes. In this spacious facility, gym-goers can dance up a sweat in Zumba classes or punch, kick, and jab their way to fitness during kickboxing.