Every day is full of events, which are notorious for causing stress. Today's deal uses the restorative power of holistic exercise to relieve your life-induced stress. For $40, you get 10 Pilates ($100 value) or 10 tai chi classes ($150 value) at Shin Wellness in Midtown. This center of fit holds classes on its rooftop, getting you that much closer to the sun to recharge a blocked qi or fading solar-powered calculator.
Currently, Pilates classes are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Tai Chi classes are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The program may change monthly, so keep an eye on the online schedule. Doing Pilates on a roller is a great way to empower and tighten your core without building copious amount of hulk-muscle. Controlling breathing and bodily functions such as hair growing is essential to appropriately channel internal energy. Using intense focus and deliberate and methodical movements, you'll build a central powerhouse capable of smashing unopened tin cans of spinach, all under the guise of a nicely toned facade. Classes are led by 32-year fitness veteran Cyndee Krantz. Lean on her experience to guide you through the exhilaratingly calm routines.
Tai chi aims to open up mind channels and energy passageways to put brains at ease. Under the careful direction of Chad Bailey, master of the martial arts and beyond, you will learn techniques to balance your body while picking up a few self-defense tips along the way. Learn the basics of reeling and clamping before moving on to more advanced self-defense applications. The class's rooftop surroundings only further the serenity. Soak up the sights of the calm ocean with nothing but blue sky and sleeping banshees overhead.
Yelping Yelpers give Shin Wellness a perfect five stars for its serene atmosphere:
- It's clean, peaceful and very professional. – Ginger H.
- As for the facility, love it too. The ambiance is very Zen and very clean. Meditation music permeates the air, making you want to just curl up into fetal position and pass out in the waiting area. So if you ever need to unwind and just take care of YOU, go to Shin. – Maria T.
As an 11-year-old girl, Doctor of Chiropractic Wendy Gallego was diagnosed with scoliosis. The painful curvature in her spine immediately began to interfere with her life, forcing her to drop out of gymnastics and wear a back brace. After years of chronic discomfort, a college friend suggested that she visit a chiropractor, and she finally began to find relief from her symptoms. More importantly, she was inspired by her chiropractor's whole-body approach to wellness, which emphasized nutrition and lifestyle as well as treatment. This drove her to become a chiropractor herself while formulating the philosophy that "people should not be perceived as separately functioning parts, but rather as a complex structure of interdependent systems." By founding Shin Wellness, she sought to create a holistic health care center that addressed physical as well as mental health.
Embracing Western and Eastern treatment modalities, Dr. Gallego looks for instructors and therapists with more than technical proficiency and a photographic recollection of the periodic table. She claims that "there's a quality that comes with being a healer," and she looks for that passion in all her prospective employees, whether they will be performing massages, conducting hypnotherapy sessions, or leading Pilates classes.
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