Although they’re practitioners of different disciplines, licensed massage therapist Jacqulyn McDougal, naturopathic physician Jen Bogus, and Pilates instructor Nisa Windsong-Frazier unite in a single goal: to help others, as they say in their mission statement, "find balance, wellness and vitality." Dr. Jen calls on natural, holistic healing agents to treat conditions ranging from chronic pain to digestive issues. Ms. McDougal, meanwhile, targets muscles with massage modalities such as trigger-point release, sports therapy, and Swedish. In private and semiprivate Pilates classes, Ms. Windsong-Frazier uses mats and springboards to correct postural imbalances and strengthen the body's ability to open beer bottles with its core. Aside from Pilates, the center hosts group fitness classes such as Zumba and Vinyasa yoga.
The mission of Body and Brain Yoga—alongside its affiliate yoga centers—is to make yoga accessible to everyone, everywhere. To this end, each team of instructors modulate movements based on Korean sun do to match each students’ needs. Classes emphasize aligning the body and mind equally through stretches, breathing exercises, and meditation, and each session is capped off by a 10-minute tea time, during which students and instructors can socialize or reenact Alice in Wonderland's interview with the Easter Bunny.
Inside a 2,000-square-foot studio with wood floors and natural light, the certified instructors of Karma Yoga & Fitness guide groups through restorative breathing exercises and asana. They lead classes for students of every experience level, from athletic Vinyasa flow to meditative Yoga Nidra that aims to diminish tension and anxiety. Prenatal sessions and Baby and Me classes deliver special health benefits to mothers, and children?s yoga classes kick-start healthy habits at a young age.
When former NFL athletes Justin Peelle, Wesly Mallard, and Joey Harrington became best friends, they hardly could have predicted it would give birth to Xtend Barre Beaverton. Nevertheless, when their wives – Sara, Whitney, and Emily – met, they found a common passion in fitness, and decided to start Xtend Barre studio. The workout founds its motions in the principles of Pilates, amping up the regimen with elements of dance, the use of the ballet barre, and simple lifting regimens. In addition to the ample muscle building, the style focuses on lengthening that muscle with extensive stretching during each session.
Studio Adrienne builds powerhouses for a living. Powerhouse is a Pilates term for the body's core muscles?the upper and lower abs, the lower back, and the butt. Studio Adrienne instructors work clients' corporeal powerhouses during private, semiprivate, and group sessions at the studio. No matter the size of the class, instructors draw on their extensive training to deliver a mix of mat workouts and reformer sessions conducted on Gratz machines, all of which can improve posture, build lean muscle, and help rehabilitate injuries.
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Jack Coelho adds to 15 years of experience as he helps clients recognize and develop a deeper awareness of vital energy, known as prana or chi, to promote long-term health and vitality. Coelho—who is certified in Pilates, Gyrotonic, and power Vinyasa yoga—and his team of certified trainers forge stronger mind-body connections as they slim down waistlines through private and group Pilates, Gyrotonic, and functional-training classes. Between the warm crimson walls of the boutique studio, they focus on ramping up clients' core strength and flexibility through isolated movements on the Pilates reformers and mats, as well as on the Gyrotonic pulley tower. Trainers customize each workout to the needs and abilities of their clients, in the process cutting down on the number of injuries inflicted during attempts to dead-lift the building.