There are more ways to attain your New Year’s health resolutions than by going to the gym. Why not venture into new territory and learn something new? Rekindle a passion for physical movement at these established studios in your state.
Evolve Yoga & Movement
Engage your body and mind in Encinitas when you set foot in Evolve Yoga & Movement. This studio earned the title of Best of North County by San Diego Magazine and Ranch & Coast Magazine. Though the venue offers beginner classes, each instructor can adjust the intensity and range of movements even during the most advanced classes, so you can stay comfortable while pushing your body’s limits. Select one of three movement disciplines to learn: yoga, EVO sculpt or dance. EVO classes combine yoga, weight training, cardio and isometric exercises choreographed to music for a heart-pumping session. Channel your inner dancer in the cardio hip hop classes taught by experienced instructors with more than 20 years of experience in that discipline.
Promote your health while cultivating new friendships at People’s Place in San Pedro. Per the website, this venue strikes the perfect balance between experienced, professional instructors and a welcoming, non-judgmental setting for dancers of all ages to grow and learn. Group classes range from yoga and meditation/Tai Chi to zumba and country western/line dancing. There’s even a low-impact fitness class that focuses on strength, flexibility, cardio and balance for newbies, expectant mothers, seniors and those recovering from an injury. For a more personalized experience, inquire about private lessons and enlisting the help of a personal trainer.
You’ll find more than just basic yoga at Source Studio in Riverside. This venue offers youth, prenatal, and cardio tribal belly dance to suit practitioners of all ages and skill levels. For a more unique experience, opt for the aerial yoga class. Sessions incorporate an aerial yoga hammock anchored to the ceiling, to strengthen, extend and balance participants’ bodies in creative ways. Studio memberships are available on a month-to-month, six-month and 12-month basis, to accommodate different budgets. Check out the venue’s monthly schedule to explore upcoming programs.
Located on 3141 Glendale Blvd. in Los Angeles, Heartbeat House is a non-judgmental, multi-function studio that fosters dance, dance-inspired exercises and yoga. The venue provides a hodge-podge of mainstream, traditional, non-traditional and ethnic varieties of classes. Children can choose bollywood, hip hop, ballet and more to lay the foundation for a life-long passion for dance. Adult offerings include zumba, flamenco, samba, salsa and more. The studio also serves a core of yoga classes offered at various times of the day to accommodate different schedules. Special events like Bollywood Dance Parties as well as Relax and Recharge workshops provide locals with more opportunities hone their skills and find their inner balance.
Whether you prefer yoga or dance, one of these studios should have a program to match your interests and skill level. Sign up for a class to embark on a new wellness journey while having fun and forging new friendships.
This article is presented by New Century BMW in Alhambra, California.