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5 Reasons to Love Boutique Fitness
Fitness
Published Wednesday Jul 10, 2019 by Brittany Raine

5 Reasons to Love Boutique Fitness

Fitness
Barre
Yoga
Cycling
Interval Training
Pilates

If you’ve ever thought about trying boutique fitness, there’s no better time than now. With tens of thousands of studios that specialize in everything from indoor cycling, to Pilates, barre, strength training, yoga and more, there’s an exciting workout to try that fits every fitness goal. If you are new to working out or are looking to switch up your exercise routine, here are five reasons to love boutique fitness. 

 

Specific workout options just for you! 

Boutique studios often specialize in a specific type of fitness, making them an expert in their space. Whether you’re looking to elevate your practice at aerial yoga or feel the burn at HIIT bootcamp, boutique fitness offers you the ability to learn a new exercise or put your skills to the test with an array of specially scheduled group classes.

 

Knowledgeable instructors. 

The instructors that teach boutique fitness classes are there for a reason—they know their stuff! Having a leader that fully understands the type of workout he or she is teaching makes a huge difference in class. Not only can they offer professional guidance, but their training also allows them to personalize your workout experience, modifying sequences to fit your individual needs. 

 

Really cool spaces.

Boutique fitness studios create inspirational (often Instagram-worthy) environments to motivate you further the moment you walk through the door. From indoor cycling classes with black lights and loud music, to super zen yoga rooms that have aromatherapy and candles, immerse yourself fully in all the exercise experience vibes.

 

A variety of class options. 

With millions of workout classes offered on the MINDBODY app and MINDBODY website, you have the opportunity to try all different types of boutique fitness that fit your goals. Maybe it’s hot yoga today? Barre tomorrow? MINDBODY makes it easy to book thousands of individual boutique fitness classes in your neighborhood, at a price and time that works for you. 

 

You won’t get bored. 

Fight the workout burnout! Keep your exercise routine exciting with boutique fitness. MINDBODY features endless class options that allow you to find (and try) something new, time after time. Discover the workouts you love at unique studios that support your every move. 

 

Article Originally Published on 09/04/2018

 

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
Written by
Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
black-owned beauty and wellness businesses
Beauty
Published Sunday Jan 30, 2022 by Denise Prichard

Black-owned Beauty and Wellness Businesses to Know

February is Black History Month—a celebration of the achievements and contributions of African Americans in society.  As the beauty and wellness industry becomes a more welcoming and inclusive space for all, we are taking this opportunity to continue to shine a light on the gap of inclusivity and diversity in our industry, and take action to promote, empower, and honor the Black community that shapes and grows wellness.  

While the beauty industry is making improvements—it's important to showcase and support Black businesses and the creatives in this space every day. To honor them, we're shouting out some of our favorite Black-owned beauty and wellness businesses to support. 

1. Beauty Bin 

Beauty Bin is a full-service day spa and dry bar located in Asheville, NC. With a focus on inclusivity for people of all backgrounds, genders, and races, their MO is to match the outer beauty of every client to their inner beauty. From eyelash extensions and hydrafacials to waxing and massage, Beauty Bin is a one-stop-shop for all the spa services.  
 

2. KIKA Stretch Studio  

The KIKA Method® is a gentle assisted stretching process that loosens up tight muscles freeing your body from pain and stress. By practicing this method, clients can experience decreased muscle tension, increased energy, enhanced flexibility, a substantial reduction in stress, improved posture and relaxation, and increased mental clarity. While its headquarters is located in Las Vegas, NV, they have multiple locations sprinkled throughout the US, including Atlanta, New York City, and Dallas—just to name a few.

3. Kimberly Coleman Salon 

At Kimberly Coleman Salon, their philosophy begins with promoting healthy tresses, elegant sets, unique accouterments, perfect pampering of hands and feet, and precision cuts. Known for working with models and celebrities, they fully appreciate and celebrate the diversity of their clientele which also includes super moms and warrior dads. 

4. Pressed Roots 

Pressed Roots was developed with the simple concept in mind—that everyone deserves access to easy, and quality hair care. What started as a single pop-up shop in Boston, grew to a multi-city pop-up tour, and is now slated to be the largest national hair salon franchise specializing in the care and styling of highly textured hair, they launched their first flagship location in Dallas, TX.  

5. SW3AT  

Jersey City resident, Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez started SW3AT. The company began as a fitness apparel line in 2015 but evolved into a sanctuary catered to health and wellness now known as SW3AT Sauna Studio—the first infrared sauna studio in Jersey City. The healing power of infrared heat therapy is a phenomenal option for holistic health proven to strengthen the immune system and provide relief from joint stiffness and muscle pain. It is also supportive of any fitness program as it aids in weight loss (you can torch up to 900 calories in a 45-minute session) while also detoxifying your body from some of the most harmful toxins. 

6. The TEN Nail Bar 

Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson opened The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit to address a void in their city. They saw a need for a quality, modern nail bar that could also serve as a fun social space for Detroit’s residents and professionals. They designed the TEN to provide their clients with a #Perfect10 experience—where you can relax, enjoy music, a drink, your friends, a clean and precise manicure, and a much-needed break from all your hectic days. 

7. Bettye O Day Spa 

Located in the beautiful downtown Hyde Park Chicago area, Bettye O Day Spa specializes in first-class treatments. They aim to nurture and relax each of their clients with individualized and innovative therapeutic techniques. From body wraps and massages to facials and hydrotherapy, this day spa promises to be a safe place for healing to occur.  

Looking for more businesses to support? ClassPass has also created a list of Black-owned business to check out all year-round. While both of these lists are a great start to get you familiar with many of the Black-owned businesses either in your neighborhood or around the globe, we have only scratched the surface. We'd love to keep these lists growing.If you have any businesses you'd like to see on this list, click here to submit a Black-owned business we should be highlighting as well! 

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Senior Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.