At Bikram Yoga West Reading, instructors promote deep, detoxifying stretches during their 90-minute hot yoga classes. Developed by yoga master Bikram Choudhury, 26 postures combined with two structured breathing exercises unwind muscles, defog minds, and unclog inner energies in a studio heated to a humidity of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. After recalibrating bodily systems and ridding minds of hard-to-forget gum commercial jingles, students can decamp to men’s and women's shower facilities. A comfortable reception area and private parking lot also help make workouts as convenient as they are sweaty.
Whether she’s treating patients at Kulp Chiropractic Clinic or serving as the team chiropractor for the Reading Royals hockey team, Doctor Kulp offers nutritional advice and teaches corrective exercises. She works with massage therapist Tom Senkowski to alleviate muscle pain with massages, and seeks to detoxify bodies with infrared-sauna treatments. Dr. Kulp’s onsite health-food shop stocks organic and gluten-free foods.
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Attached to the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, the 60-year-old Women's Clinic, Ltd., resurrects wilted skin and slays unwanted hair with the cutting edge of beauty's technological arsenal. During the microderabrasion treatment, a stream of small crystals blasts off the outer layer of dead and damaged skin cells, which are then gently suctioned off the face, exposing the fresh, idealistic cells underneath that have yet to sell out their youthful vigor to dryness and sun damage. The treatment can eliminate such beauty plagues as fine lines, enlarged pores, age spots, hyperpigmentation, scars, wrinkles, and extraterrestrial parasites acting as second skins. Those looking to gain an aerodynamic edge in a dolphin swim-off can avail themselves of the laser hair-removal treatments, which barrage ill-loved fur with supercharged light from a state-of-the-art Laserscope Lyra machine. This beam box directs long pulses of light at follicles, using heat to lull them into an ineffectual, sloth-like stupor.
Yoga Inlet’s highly skilled instructors, all of whom are professionally certified and one of whom is a physical therapist, aim to help their students spark vitality and short-circuit stress. The studio’s specialty style is Svaroopa, a gentle type of Hatha that focuses on alignment and uses support over the course of up to 14 poses per class. Yoga+Plus, a more classic Hatha style, focuses on the relationship between movement and breath while increasing students’ strength, flexibility, and ability to catch butterflies in jars. Tai chi/qigong is also available. Choose from 17 class times in a given week; the studio provides all class essentials, so no one need bring their own equipment.
Down Under Sports and Fitness founders and personal training duo Samantha and Stephen, who hail from Australia and the United States, respectively, use their diverse backgrounds to help push exercisers toward their fitness goals. The other members of their training team also boast their own specific specialties, be it strength training or improving posture.
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