Crafted by personal trainer and Diet.com writer Pete Samberg, the Lean and Mean in 15 program helps the busiest workout wannabes achieve narcissism-inducing results with compressed 15-minute workouts. Samberg's Metashock system—a combination of high-intensity circuit and strength exercises—is performed at a brisk pace to combine the aerobic workout of biking with the strength training of ham-tossing. Aspiring Adonises receive five new 15-minute online workout videos each week, and all workouts require little more than an exercise ball and dumbbells. Samberg also provides a nutrition plan that tells you what and how much to eat in order to lose weight and body fat. The introductory personal training session at One on One Fit Studio included in the second option will give you personal attention to help you get started on your fitness goals.
The bloggers and promoters of Gotham Rocks care as much about building community as they do about throwing hard-rocking shows. Scouting talent from the five boroughs and beyond, the agency has assembled a quintet of like-minded acts designed to bring a burgeoning scene together for the Gotham Rocks tour. Nü-metal supergroup Eye Empire, featuring Corey Lowery of Dark New Day (brother of Sevendust's Clint Lowery) and B.C. Kochmit of Switched, unload an elephantine cargo of crunch and charisma. On stage, heads bang and sweat flies as Donald Carpenter's soulful vocals overlay charging guitar bursts and an occasional winningly goofy stage move. The band recently launched debut album Moment of Impact, winning attention and positive press through a self-distribution strategy.
Minor league affiliates of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, the Falcons will be defending their icy fortress within the MassMutual Center as they look to vanquish their AHL foes with a barrage of slap shots and bone-rattling checks. Seasoned coach Rob Riley has his team primed on the ins and outs of goal blasting, frozen fisticuffs, and fine dining etiquette, so be prepared for an exciting contest of competitive stick wielding. With the Devils in their sights, the Falcons hope to pull together a late-season run of solid play and Jeopardy wins to close out their year.
Executive chef Sutat Anthachai weaves Eastern influences into classic pub grub at Samuel’s, which scoffs at the Gregorian calendar by serving its dinner menu until midnight 365 days a year. Culinary companions learn important lessons about sharing by carpooling to dinner on a unicycle or divvying up hot and cold tapas, such as blackened scallops ($9) and truffle risotto balls ($7). English-style fish 'n' chips sheathe tender whitefish in a homemade ale batter ($12), and a quartet of fragrant noodle bowls buoy chicken, seafood, beef, and veggies in an aromatic pho broth ($7+). Jumbo party wings ($11) and cheddar-stuffed pretzels ($8) evoke the sports bars Samuel’s so deftly transcends, and 37 widescreen TVs flank a 156-inch jumbotron that allows fans to count every crumb in Mike Ditka’s mustache. Imbibers can admire high-end spirits and robust wines, as beers from Goose Island and Magic Hat pour from 19 foam-flecked taps at Samuel’s quadrangular wooden bar, which anchors a convivial dining area ensconced in exposed brick.
At Gold's Gym, a nationwide fitness franchise in business more than 45 years, novice and veteran athletes alike torch calories and tone cores in group exercise classes, with free weights, and on cardio machines. Classes are scheduled seven days a week at both of the West Springfield and Chicopee locations, where booties shrink to Latin-inspired jams with Zumba and muscles stave off boredom in high-intensity interval training sessions. Other classes include PiYo, which crunches cores through a fusion of yoga and Pilates, and RPM, an indoor cycling workout during which pedalers climb simulated peaks and giant bean stalks as energy-boosting music reverberates through frames. Before embarking upon fitness journeys, new members can participate in a series of free training and nutrition appointments. Both locations boast childcare services, full-service juice bars, tanning booths, and nametags for those who become unrecognizable in their newly sculpted bodies.