If you think yoga is only for the flexible or already fit, Balanced Body Yoga wants you to think again. Its instructors believe that yoga is for everybody?no previous experience or drawers full of yoga pants necessary. Here, the goal is to find balance in mind and body through each posture, and the practice will also help calm students' minds and ease stress. At the studio, students can try a variety of classes that welcome all levels, including power flow, hatha, and yin/yang.
It's hard to get out rock climbing regularly. Basketball courts don't fit in the average home. The facilities at The Rush Fitness let everyone get in an exciting workout, though, with climbing walls, pools, athletic courts, and more. At 23 locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Dalton, Asheville, Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point and Greenville, skilled trainers preside over those amenities. They also lead more than 500 group exercise classes, which might touch on everything from yoga to Zumba. Those classes, as well as the requisite array of free weights and cardio equipment, have helped the chain win a range of "best gym" awards.
Sports Barn's mammoth and diverse schedule of more than 120 weekly group classes leaves little room for excuses. Nationally certified instructors, including a former triathlete and a six-sigma black belt, teach just about every type of fitness class imaginable—from high-energy kickboxing and dance aerobics to mind-centering yoga and Pilates—for people of any experience level. Students challenge multiple muscle groups in high-intensity, low-impact CRCTBRKR (or Circuit Breaker) classes, which melt calories with strength training and compound-joint exercises. To further direct guests toward their weight-loss goals, an on-staff dietitian and attentive personal trainers devise personalized programs and custom-fitting donut-proof vests.
Among other amenities, the centers boast an indoor pool and two heated outdoor pools. Patrons can relax after their workouts in a hot tub or sauna, or book a soothing massage.
A Chat with District 6 Fitness
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
District 6 fitness is a brand new locally owned full service facility offering personal training and a wide variety of group fitness classes each week. We offer a number of specialty classes such as POUND, Piloxing, Pi-yoga, and much more. Bring the kids along to join one of our KidFit classes!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Fitness has always been a passion of mine and I have always dreamed of opening my own facility. I graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.S. in Exercise Science and then pursued a Masters in Health Promotion from the University of Alabama.
What do you love most about your job?
Getting to interact with all of my members daily is one of the best part of my job. Being a local gym has allowed me to get to know many members of the community.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"I have completed several Fitness Bootcamps with Summer, and she is awesome! With her help, I was able to lose weight, get stronger, and fine tune my body! Summer has a passion for fitness and it shows! She is a great motivator and truly cares about her clients." - Kristy Schrimsher(Current member)
The multiple YMCA locations in metropolitan Chattanooga serve more than 37,000 members a year and fulfill the mission of uniting guests regardless of gender, age, faith, background, abilities, or income. Founded in London in 1844, the YMCA spread to its Chattanooga home in 1871 and continues to operate with help from local community volunteers as stalwart as I Love Lucy syndicators. Each location caters to the needs of children, teens, seniors, and families with afterschool programs and fitness-based activities. Cardio machines pump hearts, racquetball courts host fun competitions, and pools allow goggles to fulfill their original purpose: snapping the face with their elastic band to make a diver jump off the blocks faster. A sauna and steam room heat clients up after they cool down in the pools, and parents can drop their young children off at the nursery before participating in group fitness classes.
With locales dappled throughout the Southeast and Midwest, the brains behind Workout Anytime funnel more than three decades of fitness-industry expertise into filling their gyms with positive vibes and state-of-the-art equipment. The fitness gurus spread Magnum-brand strength-training machines and cutting-edge treadmills?whose frames can support up to 500 pounds?throughout their hygienic antimicrobial floors. They also provide certified personal trainers, nutritional guidance, and weight-loss plans.
Workout Anytime's doors are open to members 24 hours a day every day of the year, permitting access to public exercise zones and areas that offer tanning and massage sessions. Each gym also strives to cultivate a familial atmosphere with staffers who memorize each guest's name and carve each one's Thanksgiving turkey.