Inside Simply Yoga, LLC's studio, polished hardwood floors and a spa-like changing room create an inviting space for beginners, postpartum moms, and seasoned pupils looking to further their yoga practice. Studio owner and registered yoga teacher Abby Houtman honed her yogic skills and teaching abilities under such renowned yogis as Bikram Choudhury and Seane Corn. Abby and her team of attentive instructors share their passion for the ancient practice during sessions that center the mind and heal the body, including prenatal yoga, which fosters a supportive community of new moms who work to tone and relax their bodies while soothing little ones with delicate massage. General yoga classes come in gentle, moderate, and vigorous varieties, challenging students of every skill level with poses tailored to their experience, including deep, restorative stretches, strengthening balances, and sticky-mat origami.
Pilates Wellness Studio's owner, Tobie Hall loves exercise and meeting new friends. So it's no wonder that at her studio she and her team of experienced instructors focus on creating a fun, friendly environment where people can exercise safely and comfortably. Students here are motivated by good health, personal challenges, and developing core strength, whether it's through Pilates or yoga mat classes, or Pilates Reformer sessions. Massage therapy and specially designed Pilates programs for individuals living with multiple sclerosis are also offered at the studio.
The certified fitness trainers at KS Platinum Sports Performance have one goal: to train each person who enters their gym to reach their full fitness potential. They helm programs tailored to whipping athletes into shape that focus on honing their bodies for their specific athletic endeavor, whether it be golfing, playing football, or participating in a hot-dog-eating contest. In group boot-camp-style classes and one-on-one training sessions, they motivate nonathletes to build their overall strength and shed pounds. The trainers strive to cultivate an environment of friendly competition among their charges, touting the proverb, "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
Though Perfekt Fit is an intimate studio, it houses an impressive and diverse selection of fitness classes. Sunlight pours through its lofty windows as trainers motivate students to pedal furiously atop stationary cycles. During other classes, students twist into yoga poses, dance to energetic Latin-inspired Zumba routines, or work their abs in pilates atop the glossy hardwood floor. Groups line up along ballet barres during innovative barre classes, practicing traditional ballet exercises to strengthen muscles and improve coordination. The studio's expert trainers also offer private training sessions, where they work with students individually to accommodate unique fitness goals and overcome restrictive issues, from recovering from injuries to coaxing a stubborn tarantula out of their gym sneakers.
Both visibly and behind the scenes, Z Fit Club stands for the strength of community. Its group classes build camaraderie between participants who dance, weightlift, and stretch for their wellness goals, whether they hope to drop pounds or tone muscle. Certified instructors keep their students engaged with constantly varied routines; their curriculum includes Zumba, yoga, Pilates, and Body Blast sessions, held at spacious churches and the Stonegate Meeting House. As for the club's out-of-class community benefits, much of its proceeds are donated toward local fundraisers, such as efforts to aid special needs families or buy new uniforms for area teams.
CrossFit facilities are known for their rotating selection of high-intensity daily workouts, and it’s no different at CrossFit Zionsville. Each morning, the instructors unveil a new workout made up of functional movements such as box jumps, squats, rowing, running, pushups, and pull-ups. Each movement is to be completed as quickly as possible while maintaining proper lifting form and grunting in falsetto. For new exercisers, CrossFit Zionsville’s staff offers an introductory Fundamentals program.
The instructors at Indy Pole Fitness North strive to empower women of all shapes, sizes, and ages to feel confident in their bodies. They teach pole-fitness classes where women whirl about poles while working up a sweat and building strength and flexibility. Believing that any dance drawn from real emotion is beautiful, instructors encourage women to test their inner sultriness and be as playful as they feel comfortable. Along with classes and private parties, they also host workshops with famous pole dancers—such as Rock of Ages' Alethea Austin—who expound on their sensual moves and secret succotash recipes.