Always-At-Aum Yoga School helps both aspiring instructors and recreational sun saluters hone their mind-body practice, offering 200-hour certification programs and a robust schedule of drop-in classes. Owner and yogi educator Robin Appel utilizes certifications in Pilates, restorative yoga, youth fitness, and reiki as she and her experienced staff promote healthy living with a diverse collection of class styles, including hot Vinyasa and yoga for athletes. For more personalized attention, students can arrange for an in-class private session, during which a second instructor provides hands-on guidance as the rest of the class follows the regular regimen. Teachers-in-training can pursue their own certifications with in-depth instruction, delving into such topics as injury management and human anatomy.
At Team Extreme Health & Fitness Bootcamp, the word "misfit" doesn't carry its traditional meaning. Instead, it's an acronym that stands for "Military Inspired Sports and Functional Intense Training." Of those six words, it's nearly impossible to choose which is most important—although, intense seems to sum things up nicely. Team Extreme boot-camp-style workouts challenge every muscle in the body. Classes are efficient, packed with energy, and led by a group of motivational trainers turned drill instructors. Those instructors ride the momentum created by the facility's boot camps into various other workout regimens, including sports-specific training, self-defense classes, and even boot camps for brides-to-be.
In addition to motivation, equipment, and space, CrossFit Cobalt's co-owners bring a heaping helping of expertise to the table. Beth Hein lends her insights as a doctor of physical therapy, certified strength-and-conditioning specialist, and reiki master. David Montalbano draws on his degree in kinesiology and exercise science, as well as training in lifting. Together, they create changing regimens that get clients strong while keeping them healthy.
The Fit Factory aims to combine the act of getting in shape while having fun, teaching dance steps during Zumba, antigravity combining aerial yoga and fitness, and self-expression through pole fitness. Instructors hold classes up to seven days a week. Outside of regularly scheduled sessions, they hold private pole parties and antigravity hammock parties for groups of ladies looking to enjoy a healthy night out or celebrate a holiday or special occasion.