When a yogi modifies their practice for their own personal journey, they often do different variations or poses. Similarly, yoga itself has taken on many different variations that add a little bit of flair to the ancient art. If you’re looking for a unique way to flow, try one (or all) of these classes.
Cycle classes have zoomed into popularity in the recent years as a form of cardio that gets your heart pumping. Whether you’ve never tried it before or are a seasoned pro, consider these tips for the best biking experience possible.
I’ll be the first to admit: I hate working out. Don’t get me wrong, I work out often, and I love feeling accomplished afterwards—but I never seem to find grueling workouts particularly fun in the moment (ya feel me?). That’s why I’m always looking for ways to burn calories without burning my spirit.
Barre is becoming all the rage in the fitness world. But what exactly is it? Although barre originated from dance, you don’t need to have a dance background to participate—it’s a low-impact fitness workout that anyone can do. The exercises develop long, lean muscles (similar to a ballerina’s) as well as increase flexibility and improve balance. Barre is a great way to work muscles you may not normally focus on—and to earn that drink at the other bar later on.
The wellness industry is famously seasonal—just ask any salon owner about the holidays or gym owner about the post-holiday rush as clients scramble to fulfill their New Years’ resolutions. No matter what type of business you operate, you’re sure to see customer engagement change monthly.
Sara Szeglowski was 38 years old and had just celebrated her son’s first birthday when she was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer. Within a year of her diagnosis, constant pain had become a part of everyday life, she struggled to remember her son’s birthdate when they visited the doctor’s office and she had lost physical mobility, only able to raise her arm six inches from her side.
When Paola Di Lanzo began her fitness career, she taught high school physical education. She didn’t truly enjoy teaching high school, so she became a personal trainer. For years, Paola focused on high-intensity workouts including running and lifting weights. Then, after she became pregnant with her first child in 2002, she realized her heart was no longer in personal training.
For Simone Bernstein, owning a new barre3 studio in Brookline, MA is not just about running a business or teaching a class; it’s a way to connect with people. Even though the Brookline location is only a month old, Simone has already succeeded in getting new people in the door who may be hesitant to try a new type of exercise or enter into a new studio.