Helmed by certified trainers, Dana’s Body-Zone cultivates a supportive, social environment for getting fit in more than 30 weekly classes. Designed for students of all genders, fitness levels, and skill sets, most workouts brim with inspiring music and booming encouragement to floss every day. Group Groove torches calories with an hour of club-style shimmies and Latin-inspired hip swivels, and Group Kick punches stress in the kisser with martial-arts and boxing drills that tone the arms and abs. Saddled with stationary bikes and heart-rate monitors, spinning students pedal toward cardiovascular endurance and making thighs more powerful than a monster truck holding political office. Relaxing poses from the yoga and Pilates traditions build long, limber muscles at each Group Centergy session, and instead of lifting hippos to build fat-fighting muscle mass, Group Power students press and curl barbells for 60 minutes.
Under the watchful eye of skilled instructors, clients at Active Body Pilates use Pilates mat exercises and specially designed apparatuses to tone their core muscles without building bulk. The studio offers a schedule of group classes, private training sessions, and duet sessions to cater to roaming mobs of ab enthusiasts as well as solitary core-whittlers. Owner Jana Broecking, a certified STOTT Pilates instructor, and her equally talented staff lead visitors through exercises that improve posture, relieve back pain, increase flexibility, and easily confuse predators.
In 2003, two fitness gurus hatched a plan to open Klahanie Fitness because they wanted to give their community a welcoming, non-intimidating health club to call its own. To achieve such inclusiveness, they made memberships affordable, and they ensured the gym was family-friendly by providing a kids' room. They also staffed the space with friendly, knowledgeable people and a no-pressure sales team that doesn't work on commission. Furthermore, the cardio, free-weight, and strength-training equipment is as easy to use as it is effective. On top of all these benefits, visitors can complement regular workout routines with personal training, boot camp, and sports-focused programs.
The team at Access Wellness Center beautifies patients with an arsenal of noninvasive medical procedures, cosmetic treatments, and holistic healing. They firm up sagging stomachs with Cellu M6 Lipomassage treatments, and perform noninvasive facelifts to invigorate drooping cheeks without the use of surgery or a troupe of stand-up comedians. They also assuage aches with multiple massage modalities, and bring chakras into balance with holistic healing methods that incorporate energy awareness and meditation.
The workouts at Sasquatch CrossFit aren't like the ones you'll get at most other gyms. Whereas classic training tends to focus on the individual, rote workouts, and exercise equipment, CrossFit takes a different path to fitness. In many ways, it's more direct; rather than rely on a circuit of machine-centered reps, CrossFit uses push-ups, pull-ups, and weight training to create an old-fashioned workout. Sessions at Sasquatch have also been known to incorporate tasks such as using brute force to push a monster truck tire, scale a rope with haste, or hurl a medicine ball to the surface of the moon. In this way, workouts are never the same and every day at Sasquatch is different. The center's trainers also emphasize the team-oriented aspects of each workout. While all individuals work hard to improve their own bodies, the group keeps each other motivated and, in the process, forms a bond that becomes like that of a family—which will then be overcome and transformed into a healthy, positive bond.
If a bodybuilder flexes in a forest and no one sees it, does he have a Buddha nature or not? Probe this and other riddles of fitness with today’s Groupon: $59 gets you a fitness evaluation, two personal training sessions, and one drop-in yoga class at ZenRock Fitness in Redmond, a $300 value.
Nia is a body-mind fitness program blending movements from dance, martial arts, and yoga to the sounds of beautiful music from all around the world. For all ages and fitness levels. Nia classes at DanceWorks are available Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat from 9:30 - 10:30am.