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My partner and I got a Scout Mob deal on massage services at Urban Body Studios, and I scheduled an appointment with Tai, who was one of the massage therapists participating. I figured, since I got him by default, that I shouldn't have any unreal expectations for a great massage. Man, I could not have been more wrong!!

Tai is that rare massage therapist who actually listens to what you tell him, has the skills to put his hands to work, and produces GREAT results. After only three massages, I'm hooked...

I work out a lot. I do weight training, and use the machines at my gym to row, bike, and sweat it out on the eliptical. I'm in my 40's, and definitely need help staying balanced with the hard work I put in. I have been to massage therapists many times before, and have finally found someone who can keep me tuned up.

Tai has intuitive, powerful hands, and gets right into those difficult areas with just the right amount of pressure, just pushing right up to the point of pain without ever crossing over the line. I stay in a meditative-like state the whole time he's working on me, and don't even have to give him feedback--he's that GOOD. I am so happy to have stumble upon this wonderful, amazing therapist. I cannot recommend his services enough. Just WOW!!

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My partner and I got a Scout Mob deal on massage services at Urban Body Studios, and I scheduled an appointment with Tai, who was one of the massage therapists participating. I figured, since I got him by default, that I shouldn't have any unreal expectations for a great massage. Man, I could not have been more wrong!!

Tai is that rare massage therapist who actually listens to what you tell him, has the skills to put his hands to work, and produces GREAT results. After only three massages, I'm hooked...

I work out a lot. I do weight training, and use the machines at my gym to row, bike, and sweat it out on the eliptical. I'm in my 40's, and definitely need help staying balanced with the hard work I put in. I have been to massage therapists many times before, and have finally found someone who can keep me tuned up.

Tai has intuitive, powerful hands, and gets right into those difficult areas with just the right amount of pressure, just pushing right up to the point of pain without ever crossing over the line. I stay in a meditative-like state the whole time he's working on me, and don't even have to give him feedback--he's that GOOD. I am so happy to have stumble upon this wonderful, amazing therapist. I cannot recommend his services enough. Just WOW!!

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I started going to Urban Body studios for Ashtanga about four months ago. Before Urban Body, I had very little yoga experience and didn't really work out regularly. I started with the Beginner's class and slowly learned the first half of the Primary series. The teacher is very experienced and has a beautiful practice. She is so encouraging, but you can always depend on her to push you to do the best you can. She is very serious about the practice, though, and does encourage people to start with the beginner's class since there is so much to learn. I've improved so much over the past few months that it's amazing. I go regularly- twice a week- and I love the practice so much that I would go every day if the studio offered it. My arms, legs, and core are so much stronger and every night when I leave, I'm so relaxed and centered no matter how I felt when I walked through the door. I would totally recommend Urban Body to everyone- I read through some of the poor reviews and I honestly can't understand what they're even talking about. I think that they must not understand Ashtanga and the way that you always practice the poses in the same order, flowing through them with even breath. That said, I've never experienced anything like what they're complaining about in over four months of regularly going to class.

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★★★★★

I started going to Urban Body studios for Ashtanga about four months ago. Before Urban Body, I had very little yoga experience and didn't really work out regularly. I started with the Beginner's class and slowly learned the first half of the Primary series. The teacher is very experienced and has a beautiful practice. She is so encouraging, but you can always depend on her to push you to do the best you can. She is very serious about the practice, though, and does encourage people to start with the beginner's class since there is so much to learn. I've improved so much over the past few months that it's amazing. I go regularly- twice a week- and I love the practice so much that I would go every day if the studio offered it. My arms, legs, and core are so much stronger and every night when I leave, I'm so relaxed and centered no matter how I felt when I walked through the door. I would totally recommend Urban Body to everyone- I read through some of the poor reviews and I honestly can't understand what they're even talking about. I think that they must not understand Ashtanga and the way that you always practice the poses in the same order, flowing through them with even breath. That said, I've never experienced anything like what they're complaining about in over four months of regularly going to class.

Pros: Great Ashtanga class, beautiful studios, and friendly staff

Cons: Only 2 intermediate Ashtanga classes per week

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After collecting 80 pounds of baby weight? I??ve decide to go back to exercise. Boy it was hard? discipline was never my strongest. I??ve done the regular stuff (bike, boot camp classes, step machine)? got bored & gave up exercising for a while. Decided to go back, but this time I was searching for a class that could be so powerful that could impact not only my lifestyle but also fill up the gaps caused by this chaotic word we live in? I was so pleased to find the Ashtanga class. I was in the beginner??s class for almost 5 months? and now I??m in the intermediate class? It is a hard class? even harder when English is not your first language?. But the teacher (Lori), presented the challenge so gracefully that I had no choice but to be patience, learn to accept my body and be persistence. Today, I??m, extremely happy with the results; my body & mind changed? I have lean muscles, a better attitude towards life (yoga glow ). :)

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★★★★★

After collecting 80 pounds of baby weight? I??ve decide to go back to exercise. Boy it was hard? discipline was never my strongest. I??ve done the regular stuff (bike, boot camp classes, step machine)? got bored & gave up exercising for a while. Decided to go back, but this time I was searching for a class that could be so powerful that could impact not only my lifestyle but also fill up the gaps caused by this chaotic word we live in? I was so pleased to find the Ashtanga class. I was in the beginner??s class for almost 5 months? and now I??m in the intermediate class? It is a hard class? even harder when English is not your first language?. But the teacher (Lori), presented the challenge so gracefully that I had no choice but to be patience, learn to accept my body and be persistence. Today, I??m, extremely happy with the results; my body & mind changed? I have lean muscles, a better attitude towards life (yoga glow ). :)

Pros: The studio is beautiful, great teacher & friendly staff

Cons: Only 2 Asthanga/ intermediate classes...

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I'm not sure what made the two earlier reviewers so negative about their experience with ashtanga at UBS bc I've done ashtanga at several dif studios as I've moved in the past few years and the instructor there is really fantastic.
The first class I went to was the 630pm intermediate class, and like the other reviewer, the instructor asked about my experience with ashtanga and told me it was an intermediate class, but it was in no way rude or unwelcoming.
She does count to 5 breaths when poses are held but I don't see why anyone would have a problem with that.... the teacher makes adjustments and helps everyone get deeper into their poses. The intermediate class moves through the entire primary series. ( I think one of the other reviewers said it only went through like 5 poses? Not true)
All of the ashtanga classes are taught by the same woman and are great. I've never been to the beginner ashtanga class but my friend goes and says it's really awesome.
I just wanted to share my thoughts about the ashtanga there bc the experience I've had there has been really positive and I think it's definitely a great place to try out if you're looking for a good studio.
I can't really give any review about any of the other classes bc I mainly go to the ashtanga there.

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★★★★★

I'm not sure what made the two earlier reviewers so negative about their experience with ashtanga at UBS bc I've done ashtanga at several dif studios as I've moved in the past few years and the instructor there is really fantastic.
The first class I went to was the 630pm intermediate class, and like the other reviewer, the instructor asked about my experience with ashtanga and told me it was an intermediate class, but it was in no way rude or unwelcoming.
She does count to 5 breaths when poses are held but I don't see why anyone would have a problem with that.... the teacher makes adjustments and helps everyone get deeper into their poses. The intermediate class moves through the entire primary series. ( I think one of the other reviewers said it only went through like 5 poses? Not true)
All of the ashtanga classes are taught by the same woman and are great. I've never been to the beginner ashtanga class but my friend goes and says it's really awesome.
I just wanted to share my thoughts about the ashtanga there bc the experience I've had there has been really positive and I think it's definitely a great place to try out if you're looking for a good studio.
I can't really give any review about any of the other classes bc I mainly go to the ashtanga there.

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I couldn't agree more with dianskrit!!! I had the displeasure of taking an ashtanga class here. It's more of the same ashtanga style as anywhere else in the world. The teacher sang Inhale and Exhale to us for an hour and a half. Occasionally, she would count 1-2-3-4-5, and then tell us to move. NEVER, did she actually instruct... just counting, and singing.
I wouldn't suggest it to anyone who wants to learn HOW to practice. Of course, the teacher was very nice, but she was not good at actual instruction, just singing.
I will try some of the other classes, maybe the pilates, hope it's not more of the same.

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★☆☆☆☆

I couldn't agree more with dianskrit!!! I had the displeasure of taking an ashtanga class here. It's more of the same ashtanga style as anywhere else in the world. The teacher sang Inhale and Exhale to us for an hour and a half. Occasionally, she would count 1-2-3-4-5, and then tell us to move. NEVER, did she actually instruct... just counting, and singing.
I wouldn't suggest it to anyone who wants to learn HOW to practice. Of course, the teacher was very nice, but she was not good at actual instruction, just singing.
I will try some of the other classes, maybe the pilates, hope it's not more of the same.

Pros: Nice Studio

Cons: Front Desk Confused, questionable teaching.

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Jpnyc atl has just given her opinion, here's mine: This is what you most commonly get in a yoga class:
1. Some "teacher" that sings Inhale/Exhale for an hour and a half as you flop around trying to keep up.
2. Some "teacher" that does the above and adds some pretty language like; "Shine your heart", "Lift your hands to the heavens", "Let the energy flow", etc (yuke)
3. Some "teacher" that does most of the poses themselves, and you follow along (occasionally, they will adjust you in some non-helpful and inappropriate way)
.............................................................................................................................................................. The teacher that jpnycatl mentioned does not do this, she actually TEACHES. She teaches the alignment, the safeties, how to progress safely, etc. etc. It is not as much of a "flowing" style, but at least you LEARN. But if it takes you out of your rhythm, or "freedom of movement" (translation: interpretive dance), or if there's not enough "breathwork" (translation: sucking hard and blowing hard [not to be confuse with the seated and thoughtful practice known as Pranayama, which is a separate practice from Asana]. .................................................................................................... So, here's my advice: If you don't like LEARNING and actually developing intelligence about your practice, and would rather have someone hypnotize you with "Inhale/Exhale" for an hour and a half (which is not being "focused" or "meditative", it's what you might call "checking out", truly... end you're delusion, now.) and have them sing pretty, ego-reaffirming phrases to you, then by all means... go somewhere else, but don't be an A*Hole about something YOU don't like (or understand). I personally think that she's one of the best teachers IN ATLANTA. I shudder to think about taking a class w/ you. BTW, Yoga Alliance is a joke, 200-500 hrs of training can be done in 3 months to a year!! Not even a semester of College work. All I hope, is that you don't hurt anyone,! or yourself.

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★★★★★

Jpnyc atl has just given her opinion, here's mine: This is what you most commonly get in a yoga class:
1. Some "teacher" that sings Inhale/Exhale for an hour and a half as you flop around trying to keep up.
2. Some "teacher" that does the above and adds some pretty language like; "Shine your heart", "Lift your hands to the heavens", "Let the energy flow", etc (yuke)
3. Some "teacher" that does most of the poses themselves, and you follow along (occasionally, they will adjust you in some non-helpful and inappropriate way)
.............................................................................................................................................................. The teacher that jpnycatl mentioned does not do this, she actually TEACHES. She teaches the alignment, the safeties, how to progress safely, etc. etc. It is not as much of a "flowing" style, but at least you LEARN. But if it takes you out of your rhythm, or "freedom of movement" (translation: interpretive dance), or if there's not enough "breathwork" (translation: sucking hard and blowing hard [not to be confuse with the seated and thoughtful practice known as Pranayama, which is a separate practice from Asana]. .................................................................................................... So, here's my advice: If you don't like LEARNING and actually developing intelligence about your practice, and would rather have someone hypnotize you with "Inhale/Exhale" for an hour and a half (which is not being "focused" or "meditative", it's what you might call "checking out", truly... end you're delusion, now.) and have them sing pretty, ego-reaffirming phrases to you, then by all means... go somewhere else, but don't be an A*Hole about something YOU don't like (or understand). I personally think that she's one of the best teachers IN ATLANTA. I shudder to think about taking a class w/ you. BTW, Yoga Alliance is a joke, 200-500 hrs of training can be done in 3 months to a year!! Not even a semester of College work. All I hope, is that you don't hurt anyone,! or yourself.

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Love it! The yoga is awesome with convenient early morning classes for working people. Robert is so knowledgeable and dedicated, one of the best yoga instructors in the City. Try it.

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Love it! The yoga is awesome with convenient early morning classes for working people. Robert is so knowledgeable and dedicated, one of the best yoga instructors in the City. Try it.

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I have been a professional dancer in NYC for 8 years and am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor who just recently moved to ATL and have been looking for a decent yoga class...which I did NOT find at Urban Body. The yoga teacher (the tues 6:30pm Int class) had a total attitude. It started off unwelcoming and negatively when she asked of our previous yoga experience. She harped over and over on how advanced her class was to the point where my partner who was attending the class with me had to say "If you don't want me in your class, than I'll leave" to when she asked if I had any injuries and I said "I have sesmoiditis" to which she snipped "I'm a professional PT, I know what that is"..well good for you Lady, you get a gold star. Then the class began, in an hour and 1/2 class we only did like 5 postures. After every asana she would say "gather around and watch me do this pose" then she would discuss it forever. I go to class to work, not listen to a blow hard pontificate. There was no fluidity, no joy in the movement, no focus on breathwork, only a focus on her...the teacher. I never broke a sweat and the class was in no way advanced...maybe she felt like she was being advanced bc she used the Sanskrit terms for the 5 asanas she droned on about,not sure but, it was a horrible disjointed class and I don't recommend it to anyone. I've heard good things about Kashi and Samadhi here in ATL, I'll have to give them a try....

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been a professional dancer in NYC for 8 years and am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor who just recently moved to ATL and have been looking for a decent yoga class...which I did NOT find at Urban Body. The yoga teacher (the tues 6:30pm Int class) had a total attitude. It started off unwelcoming and negatively when she asked of our previous yoga experience. She harped over and over on how advanced her class was to the point where my partner who was attending the class with me had to say "If you don't want me in your class, than I'll leave" to when she asked if I had any injuries and I said "I have sesmoiditis" to which she snipped "I'm a professional PT, I know what that is"..well good for you Lady, you get a gold star. Then the class began, in an hour and 1/2 class we only did like 5 postures. After every asana she would say "gather around and watch me do this pose" then she would discuss it forever. I go to class to work, not listen to a blow hard pontificate. There was no fluidity, no joy in the movement, no focus on breathwork, only a focus on her...the teacher. I never broke a sweat and the class was in no way advanced...maybe she felt like she was being advanced bc she used the Sanskrit terms for the 5 asanas she droned on about,not sure but, it was a horrible disjointed class and I don't recommend it to anyone. I've heard good things about Kashi and Samadhi here in ATL, I'll have to give them a try....

Pros: none..but i have another con...pricey classes @ $16 a pop...

Cons: yoga teacher w/ attitude,slow front desk staff,small studio

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Ok, I'm a guy, who is NOT into "product", or having a mystical experience with the person who cuts my hair. I prefer to come in, get the job done, and then leave. BUT, here's the deal. For 45 years I've searched for someone who would be able to decode what I was looking for in a style, really spend the time to learn the nuances of my hair, and deliver time after time a better and better haircut. How hard could this be for slightly-wavy-white-man hair? Answer: A LOT. Until I found the artist with the magic scissors. Go. Today. Go see Akilah. Do it now. She's terrific.

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★★★★★

Ok, I'm a guy, who is NOT into "product", or having a mystical experience with the person who cuts my hair. I prefer to come in, get the job done, and then leave. BUT, here's the deal. For 45 years I've searched for someone who would be able to decode what I was looking for in a style, really spend the time to learn the nuances of my hair, and deliver time after time a better and better haircut. How hard could this be for slightly-wavy-white-man hair? Answer: A LOT. Until I found the artist with the magic scissors. Go. Today. Go see Akilah. Do it now. She's terrific.

Pros: Smart; LISTENS; High Emotional IQ (reads people really well)

Cons: Parking lot potholes; at first hard to find

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Management invisible most of the time; client services manager rude and/or snappy on a regular basis. This used to be a gym where everyone knew your name, greeted you when you came in, etc. ALL changed.

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★☆☆☆☆

Management invisible most of the time; client services manager rude and/or snappy on a regular basis. This used to be a gym where everyone knew your name, greeted you when you came in, etc. ALL changed.

Pros: Location

Cons: Management

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I love working out here! It can be a little busy between 5 and 7. They have great trainers, STEVEN IS THE BEST!, and top of the line equipment!

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★★★★★

I love working out here! It can be a little busy between 5 and 7. They have great trainers, STEVEN IS THE BEST!, and top of the line equipment!

Pros: amazing gym-

Cons: small

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I've been seeing Krista (not the same person as Keirsta) for a long time. She always does a great job with my hair, I think she is the best colorist in Atlanta (I change my color and hairstyle here and there) and it always looks great. highly recommended for a cut or color!

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★★★★★

I've been seeing Krista (not the same person as Keirsta) for a long time. She always does a great job with my hair, I think she is the best colorist in Atlanta (I change my color and hairstyle here and there) and it always looks great. highly recommended for a cut or color!

Pros: Everyone that works in the salon & at the front desk is nice

Cons: none

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Cancelled after two years membership, too much snippy anti-customer attitude by management.

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★☆☆☆☆

Cancelled after two years membership, too much snippy anti-customer attitude by management.

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This is Keirsta Zimmerman, stylist at Urban Body. I thought this was a good way to let everyone know that I am now offering Keratin Smoothing Therapy by Coppola.
It is a new revolutionary smoothing system that infuses Keratin deep into the hair cuticle eliminating up to 95% of frizz and curl from the hair, leaving the hair soft, shiny and luxurious. Unlike most salon treatments, the more you treat your hair with Keratin, the healthier the hair becomes.
Please call us for information on this amazing service!

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★★★★★

This is Keirsta Zimmerman, stylist at Urban Body. I thought this was a good way to let everyone know that I am now offering Keratin Smoothing Therapy by Coppola.
It is a new revolutionary smoothing system that infuses Keratin deep into the hair cuticle eliminating up to 95% of frizz and curl from the hair, leaving the hair soft, shiny and luxurious. Unlike most salon treatments, the more you treat your hair with Keratin, the healthier the hair becomes.
Please call us for information on this amazing service!

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Simply put, Jennette holds magic in her scissors. She is the best! I have never had a bad haircut. You can tell that she concentrates very hard on your hair when she is working on it. I would recommend her to anyone needing a new sylist. Try her out!

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★★★★★

Simply put, Jennette holds magic in her scissors. She is the best! I have never had a bad haircut. You can tell that she concentrates very hard on your hair when she is working on it. I would recommend her to anyone needing a new sylist. Try her out!

Pros: Top-notch haircut, very sweet personality

Cons: Nothing!

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I saw Akilah for the first time friday and it was well worth the visit. I just moved from NY and was searching for a female stylist that is great with men razor cuts and color, and this is where my search all ends...With Akilah's talent!!! You will be satisfied for sure.

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★★★★★

I saw Akilah for the first time friday and it was well worth the visit. I just moved from NY and was searching for a female stylist that is great with men razor cuts and color, and this is where my search all ends...With Akilah's talent!!! You will be satisfied for sure.

Pros: She is Good

Cons: none

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Well I have been seeing Akilah for 2yrs now and my hair has never been this healthy in all my years of going to a salon. I get cut and color when I see akilah and it's better than great every time. She gives the best razor cuts and loves to switch up looks from time to time. I feel like a million bucks when I'm done!!!

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★★★★★

Well I have been seeing Akilah for 2yrs now and my hair has never been this healthy in all my years of going to a salon. I get cut and color when I see akilah and it's better than great every time. She gives the best razor cuts and loves to switch up looks from time to time. I feel like a million bucks when I'm done!!!

Pros: very personable, calm and relaxing

Cons: none

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I had gone to Josh at Cortex for years and years. Then he left Cortex and I was set up with someone else to start cutting my hair.

Long story short is I was not always completely thrilled about the cut and so I searched around a bit to see if I could find someone else. I happened upon the great reviews of Keirsta at Urban Body and thought I'd make a switch.

I have seen Keirsta twice now and I LOVE my cut. She clearly knows exactly what she's doing. I highly recommend her.

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★★★★★

I had gone to Josh at Cortex for years and years. Then he left Cortex and I was set up with someone else to start cutting my hair.

Long story short is I was not always completely thrilled about the cut and so I searched around a bit to see if I could find someone else. I happened upon the great reviews of Keirsta at Urban Body and thought I'd make a switch.

I have seen Keirsta twice now and I LOVE my cut. She clearly knows exactly what she's doing. I highly recommend her.

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Sorry but I don't care how nice a place is if you can't park. The parking lot could be next years episode of the reality show Survivor. I've been blocked in, yelled at and even threatened. The owners are convienently never around when the parking is so bad. I've given up going and just cancelled my membership.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sorry but I don't care how nice a place is if you can't park. The parking lot could be next years episode of the reality show Survivor. I've been blocked in, yelled at and even threatened. The owners are convienently never around when the parking is so bad. I've given up going and just cancelled my membership.

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I over heard the manager cuss about a member for being to demanding. He was childish and acting like a spoiled brat. He needs to learn that people can hear him around the corner. And quit acting like an idiot

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I over heard the manager cuss about a member for being to demanding. He was childish and acting like a spoiled brat. He needs to learn that people can hear him around the corner. And quit acting like an idiot

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I've been going to Melissa for a while now and followed her to Urban Body from her old salon in the Highlands. I went in for my first hair cut the other day and, as always, the cut was great. Urban Body is a little more convenient for me than fighting traffic all the way to the other side of the Highlands, and they use this all natural granola hair product that saves a whale in every bottle. It's a nice change of pace and I'd highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a fix. Maybe the new spot will even get my back in the gym :p

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★★★★★

I've been going to Melissa for a while now and followed her to Urban Body from her old salon in the Highlands. I went in for my first hair cut the other day and, as always, the cut was great. Urban Body is a little more convenient for me than fighting traffic all the way to the other side of the Highlands, and they use this all natural granola hair product that saves a whale in every bottle. It's a nice change of pace and I'd highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a fix. Maybe the new spot will even get my back in the gym :p

Pros: Convenience, the hair cut

Cons: The road construction!!!

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I just moved into town and needed to find a new Esthetician. I'm VERY picky about my face and skin in general. When I booked the appointment over the phone, I was suprised to learn that my skin technician would be a male. Maybe it's just me but I never had a male technician tend to my skin care needs. I was told of his accomplishments and was very much excited at this point about having the facial service.

Well, I must say he was VERY professional, VERY courteous. He took the time to explain to me things I never thought about asking. They say you learn something new everyday, and that day I did! Lawrence's hands ARE AMAZING !!! Let me further say that when I left the salon, It was like I was floating on a cloud. Not only did he tend to my facial needs...he incorporated a TRUELY AMAZING deep tissue facial massage as well as a shoulder and back massage. Once my final mask was setting he also gave me an INCREDIBLE foot massage !

I booked my appointment on a wednesday, and was told that I received an additional 15% off my service with him if I booked on a wednesday or thursday ( which is a GREAT value in this troubling economy.)

BRAVO Urban Body Studios for hiring such a sincerely gifted gentleman that made me beam inside and out! I definately will become a regular.

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★★★★★

I just moved into town and needed to find a new Esthetician. I'm VERY picky about my face and skin in general. When I booked the appointment over the phone, I was suprised to learn that my skin technician would be a male. Maybe it's just me but I never had a male technician tend to my skin care needs. I was told of his accomplishments and was very much excited at this point about having the facial service.

Well, I must say he was VERY professional, VERY courteous. He took the time to explain to me things I never thought about asking. They say you learn something new everyday, and that day I did! Lawrence's hands ARE AMAZING !!! Let me further say that when I left the salon, It was like I was floating on a cloud. Not only did he tend to my facial needs...he incorporated a TRUELY AMAZING deep tissue facial massage as well as a shoulder and back massage. Once my final mask was setting he also gave me an INCREDIBLE foot massage !

I booked my appointment on a wednesday, and was told that I received an additional 15% off my service with him if I booked on a wednesday or thursday ( which is a GREAT value in this troubling economy.)

BRAVO Urban Body Studios for hiring such a sincerely gifted gentleman that made me beam inside and out! I definately will become a regular.

Pros: calm atmosphere, simple yet elegant floor plan inside

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I have now tried a little bit of everything at Urban Body Studios. Pilates is classical style and was top notch. There were 2 types of yoga - Ashtanga and "yoga". Ashtanga is more athletic. Their other yoga I found out is actually Correlation style (cross of Iygenar and Vinyasa). Less athletic and more posture oriented.

They also had a hair salon. I am trying to do as much organic hair and facial products. They had Eminence Organic facial products and are getting in Kevin Murphy in soon. I will be shopping there for that stuff..... I tried Janette for cutting my hair. She works for me!

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★★★★★

I have now tried a little bit of everything at Urban Body Studios. Pilates is classical style and was top notch. There were 2 types of yoga - Ashtanga and "yoga". Ashtanga is more athletic. Their other yoga I found out is actually Correlation style (cross of Iygenar and Vinyasa). Less athletic and more posture oriented.

They also had a hair salon. I am trying to do as much organic hair and facial products. They had Eminence Organic facial products and are getting in Kevin Murphy in soon. I will be shopping there for that stuff..... I tried Janette for cutting my hair. She works for me!

Pros: neat building, great instructors

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Overall this space is very relaxing. The only complaint is the weekend staff are not very good. It's like night and day from the employees that work there during the week. So, if you want to get in and out, go during the week

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★★★☆☆

Overall this space is very relaxing. The only complaint is the weekend staff are not very good. It's like night and day from the employees that work there during the week. So, if you want to get in and out, go during the week

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I recently went to Keirsta for the first time to get a drastic style change and color. She did an incredible job, and I have been very happy with my hair. She asked questions, listened to my answers, and gave me a new style that fits my personality and lifestyle. After searching all over Atlanta for the past five years, I have finally found in Keirsta the stylist I have wanted. She is attentive, patient, and easygoing. Overall, it was the best experience I have had at a salon in many years.

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★★★★★

I recently went to Keirsta for the first time to get a drastic style change and color. She did an incredible job, and I have been very happy with my hair. She asked questions, listened to my answers, and gave me a new style that fits my personality and lifestyle. After searching all over Atlanta for the past five years, I have finally found in Keirsta the stylist I have wanted. She is attentive, patient, and easygoing. Overall, it was the best experience I have had at a salon in many years.

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I went to the Urban Body salon for the first time yesterday to get a haircut. My appointment was with Keirsta Z., who is not on the website in the salon section. There is another stylist there named Krista - I've seen her work and she's excellent. However, I want to make sure Keirsta is recognized.

I got a series of really bad haircut at another salon a few months ago, so I was pretty nervous about trusting another stylist. Keirsta totally renewed my faith in salons. I brought in a picture and she got the cut exactly right. She asked a lot of questions while she was cutting to make sure I got the look I wanted. I have never worked with a stylist that does that, so I was very impressed. I am pretty shy, but she is easy to talk to and friendly. Usually after leaving a salon my first impulse is to run to a mirror to do damage control, but seriously, this is the first time I can ever remember leaving a salon happy.

I'd recommend any of the stylists at Urban Body, but definitely check out Keirsta if you are in the market for a new stylist! Prices are competitive with other salons in the area, the building is really pretty, and all of the staff are friendly (also talked to a couple people in the fitness studios while trying to find the salon). I experienced no BS or attitude - Urban Body seems like a pretty down to earth place.

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★★★★★

I went to the Urban Body salon for the first time yesterday to get a haircut. My appointment was with Keirsta Z., who is not on the website in the salon section. There is another stylist there named Krista - I've seen her work and she's excellent. However, I want to make sure Keirsta is recognized.

I got a series of really bad haircut at another salon a few months ago, so I was pretty nervous about trusting another stylist. Keirsta totally renewed my faith in salons. I brought in a picture and she got the cut exactly right. She asked a lot of questions while she was cutting to make sure I got the look I wanted. I have never worked with a stylist that does that, so I was very impressed. I am pretty shy, but she is easy to talk to and friendly. Usually after leaving a salon my first impulse is to run to a mirror to do damage control, but seriously, this is the first time I can ever remember leaving a salon happy.

I'd recommend any of the stylists at Urban Body, but definitely check out Keirsta if you are in the market for a new stylist! Prices are competitive with other salons in the area, the building is really pretty, and all of the staff are friendly (also talked to a couple people in the fitness studios while trying to find the salon). I experienced no BS or attitude - Urban Body seems like a pretty down to earth place.

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I recently experienced one of the best massage i"ve had in awhile. There is a new massage therapist at urban body that just made me feel as if the world was lifted off my shoulders. I never imagine that I could be so relaxed by a man's touch . He was very professional and his rates are great. If you need to just escape for the daily grind then I would tell you to run and get a massage from Adrian. I would be willing to bet money that you would thank yourself. Just to add one more thing, he has a money back guarantee so you don't have to worry if you are not happy ,he will refund your money, but I could not imagine him ever having to get a dime back.

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★★★★★

I recently experienced one of the best massage i"ve had in awhile. There is a new massage therapist at urban body that just made me feel as if the world was lifted off my shoulders. I never imagine that I could be so relaxed by a man's touch . He was very professional and his rates are great. If you need to just escape for the daily grind then I would tell you to run and get a massage from Adrian. I would be willing to bet money that you would thank yourself. Just to add one more thing, he has a money back guarantee so you don't have to worry if you are not happy ,he will refund your money, but I could not imagine him ever having to get a dime back.

Pros: great therapist, afforable prices, wonderful people

Cons: limited appointment space

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I moved here about 2 years ago and one of my biggest concerns was finding a stylist who is semi-affordable and is good at what they do! I was immediatly impressed not only with the reasonalbe price s $135 for cut, color and highlight but with the atmosphere as well as the professionalist of the staff. My stylist took his time and realy cared about my needs and making sure I was happy. I highly recommend the salon.

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★★★★★

I moved here about 2 years ago and one of my biggest concerns was finding a stylist who is semi-affordable and is good at what they do! I was immediatly impressed not only with the reasonalbe price s $135 for cut, color and highlight but with the atmosphere as well as the professionalist of the staff. My stylist took his time and realy cared about my needs and making sure I was happy. I highly recommend the salon.

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Urban body is a great gym if you want no frills. It is sort of dark and gloomy on the inside of this renovated wharehouse, but the equipment is clean and well maintained. The people who work out at Urban body are serious, it is not a pick up social gym by any stretch. Amazingly, my membership does not allow me to take many of the classes they offer in the bulilding next door.

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★★★★☆

Urban body is a great gym if you want no frills. It is sort of dark and gloomy on the inside of this renovated wharehouse, but the equipment is clean and well maintained. The people who work out at Urban body are serious, it is not a pick up social gym by any stretch. Amazingly, my membership does not allow me to take many of the classes they offer in the bulilding next door.

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I have used Urban Body Studio somewhat regularly for massage and Bikram Yoga. The Bikram staff are great, but the studio staff all act like it's their first day. Do I book my massage through them or the therapist? The answer varies by therapist, and day of the week. Now I just e-mail Robert Joiner when I want an appointment. He is GREAT. If you have some serious pain/tightness to deal with, he is your man! He's not afraid to dig in there and really hurt you, if you want him to. He also is happy to give you a relaxing massage, if that's what you want ... but I haven't tried that. I'm there for some serious work. He's always professional, and very nice.

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★★★☆☆

I have used Urban Body Studio somewhat regularly for massage and Bikram Yoga. The Bikram staff are great, but the studio staff all act like it's their first day. Do I book my massage through them or the therapist? The answer varies by therapist, and day of the week. Now I just e-mail Robert Joiner when I want an appointment. He is GREAT. If you have some serious pain/tightness to deal with, he is your man! He's not afraid to dig in there and really hurt you, if you want him to. He also is happy to give you a relaxing massage, if that's what you want ... but I haven't tried that. I'm there for some serious work. He's always professional, and very nice.

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I just had to write a review because I did a google search for Robert Joiner after having not seen him in about 6 years, and there he was under "Robert gives the best Massage, ever" and it's true, I have been getting massage for over 20 years and it's rare when you meet a massage therapist with so much body awareness, Robert is better than therapists that I've had who have been doing massage for 30yrs!! Not just the fluffy stuff, but real thorough/detailed work. A rare find, a true bodyworker.

The studio is very nice, by the way - sleek, clean, urban... very efficient service.

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★★★★★

I just had to write a review because I did a google search for Robert Joiner after having not seen him in about 6 years, and there he was under "Robert gives the best Massage, ever" and it's true, I have been getting massage for over 20 years and it's rare when you meet a massage therapist with so much body awareness, Robert is better than therapists that I've had who have been doing massage for 30yrs!! Not just the fluffy stuff, but real thorough/detailed work. A rare find, a true bodyworker.

The studio is very nice, by the way - sleek, clean, urban... very efficient service.

Pros: Robert Joiner

Cons: I can't afford to get massage every day.

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I started going to Urban Body about a month and a half ago after not doing pilates for a couple of years. The instructors at UBS are great and they really take the time to help correct you during class. These are definitely the hardest pilates classes I've taken, which I think is great.

Haven't tried the yoga yet, but I've heard good things about that as well.

The building in beautiful and the locker rooms are very nice. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

I started going to Urban Body about a month and a half ago after not doing pilates for a couple of years. The instructors at UBS are great and they really take the time to help correct you during class. These are definitely the hardest pilates classes I've taken, which I think is great.

Haven't tried the yoga yet, but I've heard good things about that as well.

The building in beautiful and the locker rooms are very nice. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great instructors, really nice facility

Cons: Parking can be somewhat tough during busy times

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I scheduled an appointment for the first time with Robert not knowing his style. I carry all my stress in my shoulders and did I luck out. Roberts style of massage is to focus on your troubled area(s) and work with that and did he ever. I felt so good when I left the studio. Robert definatley knows what he is doing and he worked out the kinks in my shoulder and back. I will definately be seeing him on a regular basis to keep myself healthy. He is definately worth your time and money.

2
★★★★★

I scheduled an appointment for the first time with Robert not knowing his style. I carry all my stress in my shoulders and did I luck out. Roberts style of massage is to focus on your troubled area(s) and work with that and did he ever. I felt so good when I left the studio. Robert definatley knows what he is doing and he worked out the kinks in my shoulder and back. I will definately be seeing him on a regular basis to keep myself healthy. He is definately worth your time and money.

Pros: good parking, gorgeous studio, friendly staff, good value

Cons: n/a

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I have been taking yoga and pilates for several years now and I have tried the Studios out a couple of times. The classes and instructors are very informative in there teachings, but I have found that the staff is somewhat unproffessional. Here is what I encountered the day that made my decision to NOT join Urban Body Studios:
While getting set up for a yoga class... the class was interrupted by a older guy or man that wanted to let us know that there was a 5 year anniversary special going on the 15th of June. He continued on talking to one of the members about this special and then preceeded to tell the person about how he was about to go on a date or another date with a guy that he has been seeing. For me my time is valuable and spending 5 mins. interrupting a class to let us know about his "dating" situation is NOT valuable inofrmation that I need to know. This made me really think about how unproffessional this business was managed.
Also the parking situation is really bad... I suggest to get there early because I have had a hard time finding a spot.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been taking yoga and pilates for several years now and I have tried the Studios out a couple of times. The classes and instructors are very informative in there teachings, but I have found that the staff is somewhat unproffessional. Here is what I encountered the day that made my decision to NOT join Urban Body Studios:
While getting set up for a yoga class... the class was interrupted by a older guy or man that wanted to let us know that there was a 5 year anniversary special going on the 15th of June. He continued on talking to one of the members about this special and then preceeded to tell the person about how he was about to go on a date or another date with a guy that he has been seeing. For me my time is valuable and spending 5 mins. interrupting a class to let us know about his "dating" situation is NOT valuable inofrmation that I need to know. This made me really think about how unproffessional this business was managed.
Also the parking situation is really bad... I suggest to get there early because I have had a hard time finding a spot.

Cons: Parking

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I love this place! I have been taking Pilates classes for five months now. I tried different places, and couldn't find a right place until one of my friend recommended Urban Body Studios. I usually go Penelope's class, and she is great! What else I can say! they take care of your body individually, and teach you the principles of Pilates very well. Try it! you will feel welcomed here!

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★★★★★

I love this place! I have been taking Pilates classes for five months now. I tried different places, and couldn't find a right place until one of my friend recommended Urban Body Studios. I usually go Penelope's class, and she is great! What else I can say! they take care of your body individually, and teach you the principles of Pilates very well. Try it! you will feel welcomed here!

Pros: Great Pilates classes!

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I've had a great experience at Urban Body Studios, starting with the friendly girls at the front desk and going through the beautiful building and good instructors. Highly recommend going in the middle of the day when you basically have instructors to yourself but pay group class rates. The classes are usually the full 1.5 hours instead of the typical 1 hour you find at pseudo-yoga studios.

2
★★★★★

I've had a great experience at Urban Body Studios, starting with the friendly girls at the front desk and going through the beautiful building and good instructors. Highly recommend going in the middle of the day when you basically have instructors to yourself but pay group class rates. The classes are usually the full 1.5 hours instead of the typical 1 hour you find at pseudo-yoga studios.

Pros: Beautiful building, knowledgeable instructors, friendly front desk staff.

Cons: N/A

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I've always been afraid of committing to a hairstylist.... until I met JD Southern, the Master Stylist at UBS. He is talented, meticulous, and very patient. Urban Body Studios is NOT your hair & spa factory like other places in the city. You feel like The Client, not just another appointment. Lawrence the facialist is amazing too... an artist at his profession.... I leave glowing and relaxed. I could not rave more about Urban Body!

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★★★★★

I've always been afraid of committing to a hairstylist.... until I met JD Southern, the Master Stylist at UBS. He is talented, meticulous, and very patient. Urban Body Studios is NOT your hair & spa factory like other places in the city. You feel like The Client, not just another appointment. Lawrence the facialist is amazing too... an artist at his profession.... I leave glowing and relaxed. I could not rave more about Urban Body!

Pros: Relaxing facility & great staff... Absolute Best in Atlanta!

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It took me almost three years of living in Atlanta before I found a studio that cared about the people that walk through the door and were excited to see me come back the next day (and I was too). What more can you ask for!

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★★★★★

It took me almost three years of living in Atlanta before I found a studio that cared about the people that walk through the door and were excited to see me come back the next day (and I was too). What more can you ask for!

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I'm new to Atlanta and read all the reviews before coming to Urban Body Studios. I'm not sure why some folks complained, as I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The tour the staff member (Charlie) gave me was informative and down-right friendly- we even talked about our dogs and she helped me find a great pet store and doggie day care! Having read a couple of "dissatisfied" reviews, I can only say that there are always going to be complainers. No matter how hard you try to please them. Some people are just determined to be unhappy. I found the entire environment relaxing and the staff accomodating. They even have a common area with wireless, so I brought my lap top and did some work before class. What more could you ask for! Oh, I LOVE Robert Joiner's yoga class...

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★★★★★

I'm new to Atlanta and read all the reviews before coming to Urban Body Studios. I'm not sure why some folks complained, as I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The tour the staff member (Charlie) gave me was informative and down-right friendly- we even talked about our dogs and she helped me find a great pet store and doggie day care! Having read a couple of "dissatisfied" reviews, I can only say that there are always going to be complainers. No matter how hard you try to please them. Some people are just determined to be unhappy. I found the entire environment relaxing and the staff accomodating. They even have a common area with wireless, so I brought my lap top and did some work before class. What more could you ask for! Oh, I LOVE Robert Joiner's yoga class...

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Super experience! First time yoga class for me and from the check-in to the finish it was first rate. Ultra clean locker room was like being on a vacation in a five star hotel. I loved chatting with the front desk without feeling rushed. Can't wait to try the facials, which I've heard raves about.

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★★★★★

Super experience! First time yoga class for me and from the check-in to the finish it was first rate. Ultra clean locker room was like being on a vacation in a five star hotel. I loved chatting with the front desk without feeling rushed. Can't wait to try the facials, which I've heard raves about.

Pros: Friendly staff, clean facility

Cons: parking is difficult during certain times

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I travel for work and have taken yoga and pilates from most of the major studios in Atlanta and around the country, so I am a bit of a critic.

The yoga program is a bit random as whether I'm gonna have a good class or not. Good class means that I learn something about my yoga practice and feel challenged. The best instructor has been a guy named Robert Joiner who teaches the Correlation yoga. It is a challenging class and he has great instruction. I would go more often if this class was offered more.

They also offer Astanga yoga which is physically challenging but a little boring, kinda like the hot yoga, where they do the same thing every time. Just like the Hot yoga it doesn't really matter what instructor you get, because you don't learn yoga you do a preset sequence, just hope they don't yell at you like the Hot yoga, unless you like that sort of thing. Like I said it;s challenging but kinda boring.

The pilates classes are always convenient as they offer a wide variety of classes at a wide variety of times. I have favorite instruuctors and they are Penelope, Peter, and Rachel. I like their teaching because they challenge and interact with the classes.

I have not had any of the spa treatments but have gotten some massage. I have only seen Robert and Will for massage and really enjoyed my treatments. For the massage aficionados(like me) book at least 90 minutes and ask if you want a full body or more specific work on a certain area of your body.

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★★★★★

I travel for work and have taken yoga and pilates from most of the major studios in Atlanta and around the country, so I am a bit of a critic.

The yoga program is a bit random as whether I'm gonna have a good class or not. Good class means that I learn something about my yoga practice and feel challenged. The best instructor has been a guy named Robert Joiner who teaches the Correlation yoga. It is a challenging class and he has great instruction. I would go more often if this class was offered more.

They also offer Astanga yoga which is physically challenging but a little boring, kinda like the hot yoga, where they do the same thing every time. Just like the Hot yoga it doesn't really matter what instructor you get, because you don't learn yoga you do a preset sequence, just hope they don't yell at you like the Hot yoga, unless you like that sort of thing. Like I said it;s challenging but kinda boring.

The pilates classes are always convenient as they offer a wide variety of classes at a wide variety of times. I have favorite instruuctors and they are Penelope, Peter, and Rachel. I like their teaching because they challenge and interact with the classes.

I have not had any of the spa treatments but have gotten some massage. I have only seen Robert and Will for massage and really enjoyed my treatments. For the massage aficionados(like me) book at least 90 minutes and ask if you want a full body or more specific work on a certain area of your body.

Pros: clean, convenient

Cons: yoga schedule not convenient for me

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I have had a postive experience at this studio. I have taken the Bikram yoga classes and some of the Pilates classes. This a great studio to have in a great neighborhood. There are many classes to choose from and I have not attended many of them. I was able to feel very comfortable here and the facilities(showers and changing area) were nice to have available and in good condition. Overall good experience with this studio and classes offered.

2
★★★★☆

I have had a postive experience at this studio. I have taken the Bikram yoga classes and some of the Pilates classes. This a great studio to have in a great neighborhood. There are many classes to choose from and I have not attended many of them. I was able to feel very comfortable here and the facilities(showers and changing area) were nice to have available and in good condition. Overall good experience with this studio and classes offered.

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I have to admit that when I first came to the studios, I had to wait a minute for the desk person to arrive. When they did, however, they were very helpful. Actually, one of the instructors personally gave me a tour of the studios, and he was very helpful and patient in answering all my questions. He told me all about the classes that were offered there (and plugged his own, of course - which I have come to love!!!) The studio is very nice and most importantly, clean! Everynight I leave class I see the cleaning crew goin at it. There are a lot of good instructors there, but my favorites are Penelope Wyer & Robert Joiner. Penelope is one of the Pilates insructors, and when you take her class you can tell that she has put some real care into how she delivers a class. I have taken the other teachers classes, and they are good, too - I just prefer her. I have taken many of the yoga classes and really enjoy all the instructors, but Robert's Correlation class is outstanding and I'm totally hooked on it. He makes everyone work really hard, but I never leave feeling sore - which is how I feel after other yoga classes. And, we always laugh in class - which is really great. The owner is really nice, but sometimes too nice - like he's trying to sell you something:) But I don't mind that, because I love this studio and I want it to succeed. I highly recommend this studio, it has all the yoga and pilates classes you'll ever need, and the most knowledgable instructors.

2
★★★★★

I have to admit that when I first came to the studios, I had to wait a minute for the desk person to arrive. When they did, however, they were very helpful. Actually, one of the instructors personally gave me a tour of the studios, and he was very helpful and patient in answering all my questions. He told me all about the classes that were offered there (and plugged his own, of course - which I have come to love!!!) The studio is very nice and most importantly, clean! Everynight I leave class I see the cleaning crew goin at it. There are a lot of good instructors there, but my favorites are Penelope Wyer & Robert Joiner. Penelope is one of the Pilates insructors, and when you take her class you can tell that she has put some real care into how she delivers a class. I have taken the other teachers classes, and they are good, too - I just prefer her. I have taken many of the yoga classes and really enjoy all the instructors, but Robert's Correlation class is outstanding and I'm totally hooked on it. He makes everyone work really hard, but I never leave feeling sore - which is how I feel after other yoga classes. And, we always laugh in class - which is really great. The owner is really nice, but sometimes too nice - like he's trying to sell you something:) But I don't mind that, because I love this studio and I want it to succeed. I highly recommend this studio, it has all the yoga and pilates classes you'll ever need, and the most knowledgable instructors.

Pros: Teachers, Clean, Quiet

Cons: Parking

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I have been a member of the Urban Body Studios since it opened, and would not go elsewhere. It offers the best pilates instruction in town. Nowadays there are a lot of poor/inexperienced pilates instructors around who teach bad technique that will easily result in injury if done improperly. The instructors at Urban Body Studios always take care to make sure you have a really hard workout while stressing proper technique so that your advancement through the series progresses properly and you don't get injured. They also know how to modify exercises if you do have special conditions, like if you're pregnant or injured. It's a bit on the pricier side (since you must pay for a membership rather than paying on a drop-in basis), but it's definitely worth it for what you get. The studios are also beautiful (down to the local art exhibits and live orchids) and the staff professional (they call me every week to remind me of my private lesson).

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★★★★★

I have been a member of the Urban Body Studios since it opened, and would not go elsewhere. It offers the best pilates instruction in town. Nowadays there are a lot of poor/inexperienced pilates instructors around who teach bad technique that will easily result in injury if done improperly. The instructors at Urban Body Studios always take care to make sure you have a really hard workout while stressing proper technique so that your advancement through the series progresses properly and you don't get injured. They also know how to modify exercises if you do have special conditions, like if you're pregnant or injured. It's a bit on the pricier side (since you must pay for a membership rather than paying on a drop-in basis), but it's definitely worth it for what you get. The studios are also beautiful (down to the local art exhibits and live orchids) and the staff professional (they call me every week to remind me of my private lesson).

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I have been a member with Urban Body Studios since December and I can say that I do love this place. The instructors (especially Jessica Lucas and Penelope Wyer) know what they are doing and have been in this business for quite some time. The instructors are great, Rad (an owner) is great as well, but I do feel that their staff at the front desk can be a little "cold" at times. One girl in particular (has long black curly hair) always seems as though she doesn't want to be there and that attitude then comes out to the customers that come in for service. Other than that one particular person, this is a great place for yoga, pilates, or any of the other services that they provide. You can't let one person spoil your experience at a place. I find that everyone else that works here makes up for the "bad apples" are in the bunch.

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★★★★☆

I have been a member with Urban Body Studios since December and I can say that I do love this place. The instructors (especially Jessica Lucas and Penelope Wyer) know what they are doing and have been in this business for quite some time. The instructors are great, Rad (an owner) is great as well, but I do feel that their staff at the front desk can be a little "cold" at times. One girl in particular (has long black curly hair) always seems as though she doesn't want to be there and that attitude then comes out to the customers that come in for service. Other than that one particular person, this is a great place for yoga, pilates, or any of the other services that they provide. You can't let one person spoil your experience at a place. I find that everyone else that works here makes up for the "bad apples" are in the bunch.

Pros: Great, knowledgeable instructors. Free lockers, great facilities.

Cons: Parking...it's a little tight!

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Unfortunately. I agree with the other person that referred to this place as having attitude. I've been trying to find a yoga place and was really enthused about it. I walked in and waited forever. No one was at the front desk. I finallly walked through the place looking for someone and found no one. I felt bad walking through the place unescorted (maybe they were having lunch).

ONE GOOD thing, while waiting they have the best coffee table book I have read in years! I know, right? Called "Offerings." After I left I went to a bookstore to buy it.

So after reading the book, someone came out to get a client. I asked her about the classes and she said she was a masseur and would send someone out. A lady came out and said they were doing a pilates workshop today and that was "not included" in the free sessions and that "this is a workshop," very snooty. I was not paying attention to dates. Unfortunately, she was not a friendly person. This is the Deep South, people should be friendly. Friendliness and lack of pretense are expected, if not greatly appreciated and encouraged. She had no smile, nothing. I also asked when are the classes this week, and she responded, "You can look it up online." Not in a nice way, but very dry, like I was wasting her time. Not even, "We have those listed online" or "we'd love to have you come back." Nothing. They had a free class "prize" drawing and after the intro to this place, I was wondering if I would want them even if I did win. My going was not to get something "free." It was a way of checking out a new place and trying something different.

Someone has obviously put a lot of time, money and effort into this place. The concept is extraordinary. The building and the music and the OWNER's tone clearly shine thru. I can't say enough positive things about that. The owner/owners have really tried to capture something different. I would just hate to see a concept like this go down the drain.

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★★★☆☆

Unfortunately. I agree with the other person that referred to this place as having attitude. I've been trying to find a yoga place and was really enthused about it. I walked in and waited forever. No one was at the front desk. I finallly walked through the place looking for someone and found no one. I felt bad walking through the place unescorted (maybe they were having lunch).

ONE GOOD thing, while waiting they have the best coffee table book I have read in years! I know, right? Called "Offerings." After I left I went to a bookstore to buy it.

So after reading the book, someone came out to get a client. I asked her about the classes and she said she was a masseur and would send someone out. A lady came out and said they were doing a pilates workshop today and that was "not included" in the free sessions and that "this is a workshop," very snooty. I was not paying attention to dates. Unfortunately, she was not a friendly person. This is the Deep South, people should be friendly. Friendliness and lack of pretense are expected, if not greatly appreciated and encouraged. She had no smile, nothing. I also asked when are the classes this week, and she responded, "You can look it up online." Not in a nice way, but very dry, like I was wasting her time. Not even, "We have those listed online" or "we'd love to have you come back." Nothing. They had a free class "prize" drawing and after the intro to this place, I was wondering if I would want them even if I did win. My going was not to get something "free." It was a way of checking out a new place and trying something different.

Someone has obviously put a lot of time, money and effort into this place. The concept is extraordinary. The building and the music and the OWNER's tone clearly shine thru. I can't say enough positive things about that. The owner/owners have really tried to capture something different. I would just hate to see a concept like this go down the drain.

Pros: Fantastic concept! the music, the ambience, EXTRAORDINARY CONCEPT

Cons: WAY TOO much ATTITUDE from employees, I don't know what their trip is.

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I have been taking pilates for several years now, and I have to say that my class experiences at Urban Body have been the best ever. I have taken several different types of free pilates classes, and plan on joining soon. The instructors were versatile and their personalities and knowledge glowed. I would recommend this part of Urban Body to everyone. I have not taken any yoga classes yet, but I will, and I expect the instructors to have the same glowing attitudes about teaching and practicing.

My encounter with the desk staff has been a pleasurable one all three times. It was rather busy one evening, and the desk staff was patiently and politely trying to attend to all who where there. I say two thumbs up to all of the staff that I've met.

I can't say enough about how beautiful and calming the interior is. I did not know what to expect the first time I went, and my expectations were blown away. Each time I go, I notice something even more wonderful about the space. So, if you enjoy taking yoga or pilates (especially pilates) I recommend Urban Body to all who are practicing, or are curious about it.

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★★★★★

I have been taking pilates for several years now, and I have to say that my class experiences at Urban Body have been the best ever. I have taken several different types of free pilates classes, and plan on joining soon. The instructors were versatile and their personalities and knowledge glowed. I would recommend this part of Urban Body to everyone. I have not taken any yoga classes yet, but I will, and I expect the instructors to have the same glowing attitudes about teaching and practicing.

My encounter with the desk staff has been a pleasurable one all three times. It was rather busy one evening, and the desk staff was patiently and politely trying to attend to all who where there. I say two thumbs up to all of the staff that I've met.

I can't say enough about how beautiful and calming the interior is. I did not know what to expect the first time I went, and my expectations were blown away. Each time I go, I notice something even more wonderful about the space. So, if you enjoy taking yoga or pilates (especially pilates) I recommend Urban Body to all who are practicing, or are curious about it.

Pros: Amazing instructors and eager to please staff

Cons: One has to be a member to reserve a class

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I enjoyed my experience at Urban Body Studios. I am a beginner level yoga person and also relocated from New York . I only had difficulty finding parking because it was evening and the gym parking lot was full. The enterance is located in the rear of the building. I found the staff to be great. I was given a tour of the facility by a fantastic young lady who answered all my questions. You can truly find everything you need under one roof--not only yoga and pilates are offered here, you can also take advantage of a full service salon with hairstylists, a skin therapist, and massage therapists all under one roof.

For being a new business, I believe anyone who has ever opened their own business will know that organization is very necessary. The staff at Urban Body Studios make it a point to make sure you are looked after with great care. I also believe that Urban Body Studios will continue to do well as time goes on.

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★★★☆☆

I enjoyed my experience at Urban Body Studios. I am a beginner level yoga person and also relocated from New York . I only had difficulty finding parking because it was evening and the gym parking lot was full. The enterance is located in the rear of the building. I found the staff to be great. I was given a tour of the facility by a fantastic young lady who answered all my questions. You can truly find everything you need under one roof--not only yoga and pilates are offered here, you can also take advantage of a full service salon with hairstylists, a skin therapist, and massage therapists all under one roof.

For being a new business, I believe anyone who has ever opened their own business will know that organization is very necessary. The staff at Urban Body Studios make it a point to make sure you are looked after with great care. I also believe that Urban Body Studios will continue to do well as time goes on.

Pros: Ambience, Staff

Cons: Evening parking certain nights

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As a long time lover of yoga I found it to be a lot of show and no go. I love the new bikram yoga studios located within complete with showers and lockers. But the organization of uban body seemed cold sterile and full of attitude and pretension. I wouldn't expect that of a place focused on peace and tranquility.

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★★★★☆

As a long time lover of yoga I found it to be a lot of show and no go. I love the new bikram yoga studios located within complete with showers and lockers. But the organization of uban body seemed cold sterile and full of attitude and pretension. I wouldn't expect that of a place focused on peace and tranquility.

Pros: bikram

Cons: "urban body"

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Next to popular health club Urban Body Fitness, the new studios shift the attention to Pilates and yoga with three climate-controlled yoga studios, one Bikram (hot) yoga studio, a group Pilates room and an expansive…

 

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