In need of a good LAF with friends? Look no further. In an age where entertainment is readily available through cell phones, computers and video games, people have lost their touch with the fun of a simple game shared with others. The magic of winning a steep match of checkers or building something with colorful LEGOs has been lost. But, Julian and Carla Petty have set out- in a big way- to amend this. LAF is a company that provides “Large Amounts of Fun” through oversized yard and board games. Their inspiration comes from their two children, Elijah Alexander and Avery Elise. “Raising young children in an age where electronic devices are practically attached to everyone’s hand, we wanted more from their normal play activities.”
Did you find your body aching after wrapping presents on the floor or experience back pain after standing up too long in the kitchen cooking that delicious holiday feast? If so, it might be time to add a new workout routine to your life, and what better time of year to begin something new? If you’re looking to increase your overall health through strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance without much risk of injury, look no further than Club Pilates. The motto “Do Pilates. Do Life.” speaks to how this exercise method, an art of control over your body, mind, and muscles, can improve your everyday life.
After practicing yoga for seven years and having it completely change her life, Amber Jernigan decided to leave behind the hectic pace of working in real estate to focus on something deeper, more spiritual, and on September 4, 2017, she opened Bombshell Buddha, a yoga studio labeled as a “sacred space for women.” Her classes work to healthe mind, body and spirit, not only for women, but also for young girls through weekly Kids Yoga classes. She wants women to feel united andsupported through the power of yoga, feel the transformative effects yoga has to restore energy, balance and love. Her journey began during a time when days, nights and weekends were consumed with phone calls and appointments, and she wanted to return to a place where she felt centered, at peace.
Fly Aerial Studio is the ideal place in Montgomery for all things ground and aerial yoga. Kimberly Sabel, owner and instructor of Fly Aerial, noticed a need for aerial yoga in the River Region. After receiving her certification in Aerial Yoga in Charleston, South Carolina, Kimberly came back to Montgomery to open her dream studio. ͞Well I’ve always wanted to be in the circus, haven’t we all?͟ Since opening her doors in December of 2016, Kimberly’s life has been a circus in more ways than just her poses on a fabric. Her busy schedule does not leave much room for downtime. But, Kimberly would not have it any other way. Fly Aerial Studio is the ideal place in Montgomery for all things ground and aerial yoga. Kimberly Sabel, owner and instructor of Fly Aerial, noticed a need for aerial yoga in the River Region. After receiving her certification in Aerial Yoga in Charleston, South Carolina, Kimberly came back to Montgomery to open her dream studio. ͞Well I’ve always wanted to be in the circus, haven’t we all?͟ Since opening her doors in December of 2016, Kimberly’s life has been a circus in more ways than just her poses on a fabric. Her busy schedule does not leave much room for downtime. But, Kimberly would not have it any other way.
Paddling the Coosa is one of my favorite outdoor activities. Thousands of people from all around the Southeast have come to enjoy the fun and excitement the Coosa offers. On the Coosa River, you may be rubbing elbows with the server at a local Montgomery eatery or the CEO of a multimillion dollar company; you never know who you may run into. Whether it’s a canoe cruise with the kiddos, a big float trip with friends or soloing through some of the river’s white water rapids, the Coosa has something for everyone no matter your skill level.
After the holidays, when the last cookie has been eaten and the eggnog carton is finally empty, our thoughts turn to health and fitness. Often, though, any weight loss or exercise goals we make at the beginning of the year quickly slip away because of our busy schedules. However, an ahead-of-trend fitness program that’s about to explode in the fitness industry hopes to remedy that. It’s called Fitness Fusion.
A workout that keeps burning calories AFTER you leave the gym…it sounds too good to be true; but Orangetheory was designed to do just that, and this heart rate based interval-training studio is making a name for itself, quickly growing around the country.
Would you rather spend the weekend zooming around a racetrack or shooting lasers at your friends? Here’s a better question: why not do both? Go Karting Montgomery is the answer to that dilemma
When Rockin' Jump opened this February, we had to give it a try. We signed up for the very first jump time, and in about 15 minutes, we decided-- through panted breaths-- this is a must-try for anyone who wants to stay in motion!
If you are looking to improve your overall physical appearance and endurance or if you are unhappy with your current workout regimen, this issue will serve as an informative resource guide for you. Gone are the days of one local gym. There are now dozens of options when it comes to getting fit all within a few miles of our homes and work; and to be honest, some are pretty darn intimidating. If you're going to invest time and money and trust in a person to guide you in the right direction then you need to make the right choice. The next several pages will introduce you to several of our favorite local trainers, instructors, coaches and facilities that all offer something a little bit different. While some people want to be pushed to their limits, others are going to work better in group settings or with gentle encouragement. We hope with this guide you will find the person and place who will cater to your personal needs and learning preferences in order to make sure you reach all your goals in 2016.