With the help of a crack team of instructors—15 strong—husband-and-wife duo Eric and Martha Williams stoke the fires of flexibility in separate classes designed for parents and their kids. During 90-minute sessions held in a 105-degree studio, beads of sweat roll off students and blossom into miniature Fabios as the class cycles through 26 yoga poses, each amping up blood circulation while warming and stretching muscles. Students zero in on focused breathing as heat purges toxins from bodies.
Down the hall from the main studio lies the 2,000-square-foot Kids Space, an eco-friendly, scent-free oasis draped in 100% wool flooring where instructors blend yoga and play with the help of a sandbox, teepee, and toys. Children aged 2–12 years scramble about the imagination-firing room as they learn self-control and compassion during Made to Move sessions. The playful course, designed by a healthy-lifestyle consultant and trainer for school districts and local governments, teaches kids self-esteem in a safe, noncompetitive setting. Plunking more karma into its piggy bank of eco-friendliness, the studio rewards students that bike to the studio, which located off the greenway cycling trail, with free mat and towel rental.
Kosama offers a fitness plan that's based in science and backed by proven results. Confident in their program's advantages, the fitness experts guarantee transformational outcomes. The fitness approach incorporates muscle confusion, nutrition, consultation, and heart zone training. Workouts often incorporate "confusion" by using tools such as kettlebells, plyometrics, kickboxing, and Whoopi Goldberg's Oscar.
During initial fitness evaluations, exertion levels and heart rates are analyzed. Fitness trainers then arm everyone with heart monitors and display workout performances on screens during classes to ensure students are pushing themselves. These tools help build stamina and train bodies to burn calories even after sessions are done. Online meal planning and vitamin profiling tools are available to members to maximize results. Encouragement is also an important factor in all of Kosama's programs. In each class, instructors foster supportive environments where students challenge and motivate each other.
The husband and wife behind Four Gates’ holistic wellness center have had a wealth of training to help people reach their health goals. Along with being a ACE certified personal trainer, Christian is schooled in kettlebell training, yoga, and massage therapy. His wife, Colleen, has a degree in acupuncture and is passionate about Qoya, a yoga and dance-inspired movement designed for women. They bring a like-minded philosophy to Four Gates Physical and Energetic Culture. All fitness classes—yoga, kettlebells, Qoya, and Qi Gong—incorporate a meditative approach in order to build healthy bodies, minds, and diary entries.
In addition to group classes, clients of all ages and fitness levels can shape up with personal training sessions. Four Gates offers one-on-one instruction in kettlebell training and rehabilitative exercises. Students can train to improve running techniques during the weekly running groups, and Colleen can whisk away any lingering soreness with an acupuncture treatment.
Running on a treadmill and blasting through the same reps over and over again can become monotonous. But at Knockout Bodies, the enthusiastic instructors focus on making working out fun. They help gals of all fitness levels chisel rock-solid bodies in alternative fitness classes, which range from pole dancing to kickboxing to Zumba. In pole-fitness classes, they help ladies develop core and upper-body strength as they sensually twist and turn around poles. They also lead high-energy kickboxing classes that motivate students to tone muscles as they learn basic self-defense moves to take down assailants or large stuffed animals that look like assailants without the lights on. Students burn copious calories in Zumba classes, which set easy-to-follow aerobic dance moves to infectious Latin-inspired tunes. When not leading empowering classes, the instructors open the studio for parties to celebrate birthdays or bachelorette festivities.
Modo Yoga Minneapolis is one of more than 75 independent locations maintained by Moksha Yoga. Modo unites hot yoga with an unwavering fidelity to sustainable environmental and social practices. The company's eponymous classes combine therapeutic yoga with traditional yoga through 40 postures that can be modified to stretch and challenge students of all fitness and flexibility levels. Ryann and Phil Doucette co-own the Minneapolis studio, where Ryann manages, directs, and happily teaches in the footsteps of Moksha founders Ted Grand and Jessica Robertson. Ryann and Phil outfitted the studio with cork flooring for joint support and radiant heating for encouraging the release of toxins through perspiration. The 103-degree heat helps ligaments get as loose as a pirate's morals doing the worm, allowing deeper stretches. All her hard work has paid off with Modo Yoga Minneapolis being awarded Best New Studio in 2011 and Best Hot Yoga in 2012 by Minnesota Monthly.
Yoga Center of Minneapolis' yoga classes are a great way to relax your mind and body after a long day in Minneapolis.
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With its kid-friendly vibe, this studio is a great spot for families.
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Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.