The Yukon Health & Fitness Club remodels figures through a combination of contemporary gym equipment, dynamic classes, and tanning services. General manager and certified personal trainer Jesse Adams greets new members with a full fitness assessment, reviewing their workout history before gauging their form, joints, nutritional habits, and degrees of ticklishness. A floor orientation guides patrons past a royal menagerie of cardiovascular equipment, and muscles encounter their motivational mecca in the fully stocked free-weights zone. Guests can also narrow their workout’s focus with the club’s impressive roster of classes. Shimmy off calories in a feisty Zumba dance-fitness course, or avenge an anvil-flattened coyote's untimely demise with kickboxing lessons.
Practitioners at Stretch U employ The Carey Stretch method, which was developed by professional physical therapist John Carey. Through his work with countless professional athletes, including baseball players and golfers, John developed his method to help unblock constricted neural pathways and help boost functioning of the nervous system. Through a combination of stretching muscles, nerves, and the myofascial system, the Cary Stretch method strives to improve athletic performance, increase mobility, and increase range of motion.
Colton Current guides people of all skill levels through highly varied,workouts at Forge Wellness. During the classes, whose small size combines the intimacy of personal training with the motivational support of group sessions, students use their own body weight and equipment such as medicine balls, TRX straps, and dumbbells, and earn bracelets while learning the Keystone Movements—the basis of a system designed to develop areas such as endurance and strength. Current spends the five-minute warm-ups and cooldowns that bookend each class sharing nutritional and stress-management advice, discussing topics such as portion control or why scheduling black-belt testing on your wedding day is a bad idea. A food-sampling day is also held once each month to complement to nutritional discussion.
Beginners and athletes of all levels benefit from TRU YOU Fitness’s training programs, which aim to boost fitness by incorporating exercise along with tips on nutrition and lifestyle choices. With a clientele that includes high-school athletes and NBA stars, the staff runs private, semiprivate, and group circuit-training programs along with boxing and Zumba to keep bodies guessing and save them from the monotony of treadmills.
One could say that 1996 was one of the worst years of Sara Alavi’s life. Within the span of months, she lost sight in her left eye, was diagnosed with MS, and developed a heart condition. Any one of those conditions could have debilitated her spirit, but Sara always lived by the mantra of “gratitude toward the gift of life and being grateful for our loved ones' lives.” That devotion to celebrating life led her toward the mind-calming and body-strengthening practice of yoga. After continued dedication to the ancient art, her eyesight returned and her health began to skyrocket.
Now a certified yoga instructor herself, Sara uses her earth-toned studio to host the bodies and minds of her students. Her yoga classes aim to improve bodily health by increasing blood flow and releasing muscle tension while stimulating the mind for sharper concentration and funnier Mad Libs. In the studio’s flower-curtain-lined healing room, Sara performs the raindrop massage: a combination of essential oils and reflexive therapy. She balances disrupted energy flows with reiki healing and assists at-home meditation with a guided relaxation CD.