MINUTE: Cali Studios offers dance-infused fitness classes

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Local fitness expert Amy Ayers has brought West Coast flair to Murfreesboro with the opening of Cali Studios.

Located behind Bell Jewelers on West College Street, the fitness studio features Piloxing, which is touted as uniquely blending the power, speed and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of Pilates.

“It is a fat torching, muscle-sculpting, core-centric interval workout, guaranteed to whip you into shape,” according to press release. “Piloxing is the brainchild of Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen, and is a favorite workout of celebrities such as Hillary Duff and Vanessa Hudgens.”

When owner Ayers opened Cali Studios in January of this year, she wanted to offer classes that were unique and not currently available in the Murfreesboro area.

“People can become bored with the same workouts and hit a plateau, so I feel it is important to make sure we are bringing something different and fresh to Murfreesboro,” Ayers said.

Currently, there are three licensed Piloxing instructors at Cali Studios, including Ayers, Jennifer Smith and Kim Hillsman, who offer five different class times during the week for individuals to take advantage of the new workout.

Ayers also plans to offer Core Barre classes, which combines ballet and Pilates to focus on intensive movements that sculpt the thighs, tone and firm the glutes, flatten the abdominals and define the arms.

Cali Studios does not require membership, and all classes are available as walk-ins. For additional information, visit thecalistudios.com or check out Cali Studios on Facebook.


Kroger is joining forces with the American Red Cross to provide aid to victims of the recent tornadoes.  

Customer donations will be accepted at all Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky Kroger locations, and all monies collected will be forwarded directly to the American Red Cross for relief efforts tied to the recent disasters.   

“We are thankful for this opportunity to work with the American Red Cross to lend a helping hand,” spokeswoman Melissa Eads said. “Kroger customers and associates have a history of giving during times of disasters such as these.”

To make a donation, customers can simply add any to their total purchase at time of checkout. The amount of each donation will appear on the customer’s receipt as a contribution to the American Red Cross, and 100 percent of funds collected will be sent to the American Red Cross to be distributed to those affected by the recent tornadoes.


Tennessee Oncology continues to make significant investments in the Murfreesboro community, as the clinic recently relocated from its East Bell Street location into a new space on MTMC’s campus.

The new clinic, located in the Seton Building at 1840 Medical Center Parkway, boasts additional space and an improved layout and design to create a more relaxing and healing environment for patients receiving cancer treatment.

“Tennessee Oncology’s focus has always centered on providing local, academic quality medicine in the communities where our patients live, and we are pleased to continue providing superior oncology services right here in Murfreesboro,” said Dr. Jeff Patton, chief executive officer of Tennessee Oncology. “With our improved office design, our goal is to provide an atmosphere that enhances patients’ treatment experience, allowing them to focus on what matters most – staying positive and getting healthy.”

The new location was designed with the needs of oncology patients and their families in mind, improving pathways to care and providing all services in one convenient location on one floor of the clinic.

A variety of treatments and services were housed on three separate floors in the old location. The improved design also boasts a larger waiting area, 11 additional patient rooms to expedite wait times, and a newly created Family Resource Center to accommodate those waiting for loved ones receiving treatment.

“By providing a calming environment, we encourage hope for those on their journey to recovery,” said Dr. John H. Barton Jr., an oncologist at the Murfreesboro location. “In this new location, Tennessee Oncology makes high-quality cancer care more functional by streamlining patients’ access to services in an office that’s tailored to their specific needs, improving their overall treatment experience.”

For more information about cancer treatment services available in Murfreesboro visit tnoncology.com or call 615-890-5858.
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