From Our Editors
A strong body must have a strong core. Valerie Patrick, owner and director of Core Pilates & Yoga, knows this fact well, which is why she peppers her studio's schedule with plenty of core-strengthening classes. Valerie and her staff's focus is primarily divided between yoga and Pilates. The former includes regular and hot yoga sessions that increase flexibility and calm the mind. As for Pilates, guests can try mat classes to lengthen and tone muscles, or make use of specialized Pilates equipment that uses springs to challenge the body with resistance. Likewise, Pilates Barre classes combine Pilates moves with ballet barre work for legs and glutes.