The sculpted instructors at Soul Shine supplement body-toning classes with individual instruction and hands-on guidance as they help students seek holistic well-being. Yoga sessions equip students with the necessary props, including mats, blankets, and rugby helmets, before initiating sequences devised to enhance flexibility and strength as they relieve stress. The studio’s flexible schedule boasts classes all week for students of vary skill levels, including Yoga Intermediate, which unveils the sweeping gestures of more advanced inversions and asanas, and Yoga Basics classes meet to review fundamental poses with the help of limber marionettes. All yoga sessions begin with a warm-up consisting of held postures and end with reflective Savasana breathing, as well as a celebratory high-five. Pilates class orchestrates a regimen of muscle-toning exercises that sculpt sturdy cores with smooth, controlled movements.
There are no treadmills at Redefined Fitness, and no intricate weight machines. The 10,000-square-foot fitness studio instead evokes a collegiate strength and conditioning room. Stocked with medicine balls, suspension straps, and kettlebells, the studio’s gear emphasizes functionality over glamour, an emphasis that originates with its owner, lifetime athlete Donte Anglade. Anglade strives to raise awareness in the community of the benefits of personal fitness, a process he and his team of trainers share with clients. They patrol the studio throughout the day offering personalized training guidance for clients ensuring each person reaches their ultimate fitness goals.
Equipment: Rogue Fitness Equipment, including rig, bars, kettle bells, jump ropes, and boxes
Students should bring: Water, workout clothes, and a great attitude
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: CrossFit is everyone. The workouts are modified for each person's unique fitness level.
The ocular experts at Eye Can See do everything in their power to make it easy to see. On-staff optometrists can duplicate prescriptions and replace lenses in customers’ current frames, or they can perform onsite eye exams to derive new prescriptions. A huge stock of eyewear including more than 3,000 frames features low-cost options and designer frames from brands such as Versace, Prada, and Guess as well as specialty lenses from Transitions and antiglare Crizal styles.
Overweight from a lifetime of inactivity, Merri Benham turned to yoga to take control of her body and cope with her chronic aches and high stress levels. The ancient Hindu discipline invigorated her body, helping her regain her youthful mobility and shave off 50 pounds. Eager to help others enjoy yoga's benefits, she's spent close to 5,000 hours teaching yoga—throughout the last 10-plus years—to students of all fitness levels ranging from children to NFL players to triathletes. Today, Merri leads various classes tailored for participants seeking a deep-muscle stretch, a beginner-friendly session, or an opportunity to show off a sweat-resistant onesie.