Following a six-day-per-week class schedule offering one to two classes each day, the OM place's pliable instructors steep clients of all physical abilities in the practice of various yoga styles. Up to 24 students per class ease into asanas with Yoga Basics classes that teach fundamental postures, as well as Slow Flow sessions focused on connecting breathing with movement. Further up the metronome, Yoga Flow classes vigorously guide yogis through swift Vinyasa movements in a 76- to 80-degree room, and on the third Wednesday of each month, the class morphs into Yoga Pulse to sync the dynamic flow with live drumbeats. Slow Stretch class members use props and specialized breathing to help soothe weary bodies and relax minds feverish from prolonged Rubik's cube ordeals.
Bliss Wellness Center's soothing environment welcomes students of all ages, body types, and experience levels to restore energy and strengthen muscles with yoga and Pilates classes and relaxing reiki treatments. Certified instructors pack dynamic classes into a schedule flexible enough even for those with the most inflexible of schedules, such as doctors and clowns. Students can bend bodies in Hatha and Beginner Ashtanga classes, or ease aches in the Restorative Yoga class, in which yogis hold Hatha poses for several minutes with the aid of blankets, bolsters, and patient tortoises to help reduce chronic stress and fatigue. The one-hour Pilates Fundamentals class joins mind, body, and breath in a mat-top trinity that explores the basic principles of the exercise and develops core abdominal strength, balance, and coordination.
As a busy student at the University of Kentucky, Bo Hornback needed a quick and effective workout that he could squeeze into his demanding schedule of classes. That was how he discovered CrossFit—an innovative fitness program that involves an ever-changing tapestry of high-intensity workouts consisting of functional movements. Hornback became so enamored with the exercise form, he went on to pursue a CrossFit instructor certification. Today, he's a coach at CrossFit Maximus.
With two locations in Lexington, a 9,800-square-foot facility on Palumbo Drive and a new 7,000-square-foot facility at National and North Ashland Avenues, CrossFit Maximus boasts onsite massage centers, a childcare center (not available at the National Avenue location), CrossFit classes, boot camps, kids' fitness courses, and nutrition classes. During sessions, they draw from the gym’s arsenal of functional strength-training equipment, including free weights, medicine balls, and slack lines. Through group training and support, the team strives to create a communal atmosphere where everyone knows your name and a supportive space where everyone refrains from menacingly whispering it in unison.
We offer Health and Wellness Training Classes to individuals of all levels of fitness from beginner to the more advanced. Each class is similar to a group personal training session. Each class includes an extensive warm-up, followed by strength training, and then a conditioning session for maximum results in minimal time.
The certified staff of body twisters at Barefoot Works guides novices toward nirvana in a comfortable, open studio with a vaulted, wooden ceiling. Whether you want to stand taller, bend over backwards, or open a pickle jar taped to your back, Barefoot Works offers a variety of classes, many based in the Vinyasa-style of yoga, which works to link poses together with breathing patterns. Newcomers should arrive 15 minutes early to complete a registration form; though mats are available in-studio, yogis are requested to bring their own.
The family that owns ProMatx nurtures an atmosphere of community among gym members by hiring an encouraging staff that supports exercisers rather than intimidating them. A three-month membership to ProMatx unlocks access to the center’s group fitness classes, including the Latin dancercise craze, Zumba, as well as the Cybex fitness machinery that inhabits the gym floor. The three-month Body Transformation program takes place under the tutelage of a personal trainer or within a human-size cocoon. Before crafting a fitness regimen, trainers gather important data during a body assessment of each client, calculating body-fat percentage and taking other measurements to pinpoint the areas that workouts will target. Trainers then outline an individualized workout and cardiovascular routine that exercisers pursue between bright walls that are lime green, yellow, and orange, like the inks on a clown's mortgage. Over the course of three months at ProMatx, patrons can further their fitness prowess by partaking of a one-on-one training session, which adds more targeted moves to their exercise arsenal. A personal nutrition program rounds out the package, detailing healthy meal plans and which type of lettuce is best to eat while squat-pressing a bale of spinach.