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- $19 for 3 fitness classes and a 30-minute infrared-sauna session (a $71 value)
- $35 for 5 fitness classes and two 30-minute infrared-sauna sessions (a $125 value)
- $65 for 10 fitness classes and three 30-minute infrared-sauna sessions (a $210 value)
With a team of attentive fitness gurus at its helm, the studio's schedule of yoga, dance-fitness, and aerobics classes helps keep fit-seekers of all fitness levels in top physical condition. Sundry forms of yoga—including Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Kundalini—test yogis' flexibility, strength, and pronunciation skills as they switch among styles throughout the week. Zumba dance-fitness classes appeal to the rhythmically inclined as they burn calories to a steamy cardio samba of Latin-inspired beats. Patrons unify the body and the mind with a combination of tension-relieving movements and martial arts in tai chi sessions and buff up dance muscles in Nia cardio classes.
Infrared saunas bathe the skin in dry but relaxing infrared heat, increasing circulation and lymphatic flow. The dry heat can also ease pain and stiffness, soothe the aches of arthritis, and help people sweat out excess water weight.
Dishan Elise founded Human@Ease—pronounced “humanities”—to approach the many facets of fitness from angles as diverse as her client base. Planning her programs with the belief that no two people's health regimens are the same, she gathered modalities from circuit training to massage before opening the gym.
One of the gym's ultimate goals is for its guests to feel fully comfortable in a workout environment, and to that end, its signature Introversion Training program has a self-training component. Instructors walk through equipment use and slow yet vigorous exercises in the strength room, which only permits four users at a time. After a few sessions with a trainer, guests are ready to sign up for time slots and train on their own.
During development of the distinctive fitness haven, Elise made sure that everything from the facility's hardwood floor to its teleportation chambers were made from 100% repurposed materials, earning a feature in the Greenpoint Star. Throughout the eco-conscious studio, she creates little pockets of purposeful serenity by sequestering each of the gym's offerings—which include group classes, fitness equipment, and holistic acupuncture and massage services—into their own uniquely designed room. The ohm room surrounds yogis with nature-themed wall decals, the strength room boasts rich red tapestries surrounding strength-training equipment, and the minimalist wellness room soothes eyes with a light green color palette as therapists perform reiki massage.