Nimble sages with plenteous stockpiles of chi guide students of all skill levels down the path of mindfulness in classes that seek to promote inner health and self-actualization. The experienced clan of instructors combines forces to lead a schedule of calming, focused classes designed to accommodate all skill levels. Beginners can cut their tensile teeth in Chill classes that prop chakras up on sturdy tripods and review basic postures at an approachable pace. The Activate classes further develop strength and flexibility, while one- or two-hour Yoga Heat sessions spark a purgative inferno with athletic explorations of deep asanas and breathing techniques. A serene, communal studio space helps reduce the effects of stress and assists in cleansing the impurities garnered in spiritual mud-wrestling matches.
With one foot planted in traditional martial-arts pedagogy and the other roundhouse-kicking modern sports science, Tiger Rock Taekwondo Academy schools limbs with fast-paced, total-body fitness classes. The health-and-fitness program consists of YogaFit and Kisado, which blends martial arts, yoga, and nutritional counseling to build up the whole body and tone each strand of hair on the head. Martial arts classes for adults and kids cover counter aggressive forms such as taekwondo and hanmudo, a style based on grappling and takedowns.
At Riviera Fitness Center, a team of personal trainers helps guests achieve fitness goals via the facility’s huge selection of workout equipment. The gym boasts a variety of free weights and more than 50 cardio machines, as well as separate studios for spinning, Zumba dance fitness, and boxing classes.
Under the banner of the Greek word pneuma, which means "breath of God," the instructors at Pneuma Yoga/Movement Studio put a Christian spin on the ancient Hindu practice. Through muslin drapes, gauzy sunlight diffuses throughout the homey studio, alighting on beginners as they meditate through gentle flow yoga's relaxed poses and breath work or advanced practitioners as they scrimmage with their limitations in power yoga's muscle-building exercises. Guests can pop in during their lunch hour for Lunch Bunch sessions, and younger patrons aged 12–18 acquaint themselves with the benefits of the limb-limbering art during Prakasha yoga. Instructors keep class sizes intimate, giving each aspiring yogi enough room to move through mountain poses, sun salutations, and lindy-hop routines.
Quiet Mind’s professional muscle manipulator Ethan Crowell relieves tension and bodily pain with therapeutic neuromuscular massages. The firm yet gentle pressure of a Swedish massage transforms coiled sinews into pliable clay, obliterating stress deposits and freeing up bodily energies confined in subcutaneous bubble wrap. Liberal applications of Prossage Heat warming cream heighten relaxation and stimulate circulation. Alternatively, aromatherapy introduces aromatic essential oils, which combine with the massage's soothing strokes to create a holistic experience that can invigorate, relax, or balance clients' checkbooks. Ethan Crowell possesses extensive experience and credentials, including licensing by the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy.
More than four decades ago, Bikram Choudhury founded schools in India devoted to his brand of yoga, and then began branching out across the world. His technique incorporates a series of 26 postures tied together in a heated environment to aid flexibility and boost the body’s toxin-fighting prowess. Today, Bikram Hot Yoga Mobile's certified instructors continue Choudhury’s tradition, welcoming people of all experience levels into a studio whose vibes are as warm as its temperatures.