"A tired dog is a good dog," says Angi Aramburu, fitness trainer and mastermind behind Go Fetch Run, a unique fitness program where man's best friend becomes man's best exercise partner. The concept, which dawned on Ms. Aramburu after her successful stint instructing the parent-baby workout class Stroller Strides, shortens the leash between pet and owner in a series of intense exercises at scenic Prospect Park. In boot camps set at twilight and dusk, pairs form even tighter bonds in intense total-body conditioning exercises that take advantage of two- and four-legged dynamics. In strength training, agility, core work, and cardio exercises, panting partners take to the park's hills in training sessions that improve the temperament of both species with positive reinforcement. Like a Westminster Dog Show crossbred with the X-Games, the workouts also feature a "Down and Dirty Obstacle Course" where dog-owner teams slalom across pylons, hop rope ladders, crawl through tunnels, and jump through hoops. For those who shy from boot-camp intensity, Go Fetch Run also offers a weekly run/walk with the Woof Pack, which is broken into groups depending on the pair's desired speed.
With a disciplined team of teachers and coaches, Class One Mixed Martial Arts & Crossfit teaches a range of striking and grappling arts, including Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Sanda kickboxing, along with conditioning Crossfit workouts. Many of their instructors boast professional experience, including Luiz “The Joker” Azeredo, a Brazilian Jiujitsu black belt who has defeated top MMA stars and made numerous appearances in the prestigious Pride Fighting Championships. These fitness experts lead sessions for adults, as well as children’s classes that introduce the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, and Muay Thai kickboxing. Along with engaging in physical activity, the program teaches kids sportsmanship and how to accessorize with mouth guards.
CrossFit Midline's trainers don't try to hide the fact that their gym is small. In fact, they take pride in their intimate workout space, knowing that its physical limitations help them pay closer attention to their students. During CrossFit workouts that vary by the day, the trainers lead up to six students through intense exercises designed with functional movements in mind. They also train clients one-on-one, specializing in areas such weightlifting and competitive sweating.
Having shed 115 pounds through his own fitness regimen, Syncere "Syn" Martinez became a CrossFit devotee driven to help others discover their dream physiques. His tenacity has propelled him to complete several triathlons and earn certifications in disciplines such as running, Olympic weightlifting, and kettlebell training. Along with his experienced team of coaches, he fosters a competitive atmosphere in their trademark Brutality course, in which he motivates patrons in intense functional training and furious bouts of Battleship. In this course, he pushes patrons to reach their peak endurance, strength, and agility with running, free-weight lifting, and gymnastics maneuvers. Encouraging patrons of all backgrounds, their Afro Brutality line of clothing and CrossFit team celebrate diversity among their client base.
Syn and his team ascribe to CrossFit's ever-shifting workout-of-the-day program, and emphasize the development of sound technique to better execute the intensely challenging workouts. Tailored Brutality classes may aim for weight loss, strength, or stamina, and Brutality camp charts a custom fat-burning plan of exercise, nutritional guidance, and really, really hoping. The universal scalability of CrossFit maneuvers ensures that dedicated guests of all experience levels can enlist in CrossFit Harlem's class series.
There are six essential ingredients that compose each of Complete Body's fitness programs: strength, cardio, flexibility, meditation, nutrition, and rest. Founder Alex Reznik is the mind behind this philosophy. In 1995, he founded the company believing that, if given the opportunity, most people would seek to better their health. Soon thereafter, he was proven right by both rising membership numbers and favorable media attention, including articles in Time Out New York and the New York Times.
Complete Body has now expanded to three locations. At each club, experts adhere to Mr. Reznik's principles, blending Eastern and Western techniques during classes such as yoga, boot camps, and kickboxing. Complete Body also hosts cross-training classes, which are designed to burn fat, build strength, and improve flexibility by focusing on six elements: strength, cardio, flexibility, meditation, nutrition, and rest. Among the state-of-the-art equipment and fitness technologies that help members reach their fitness goals, independent trainers utilize the facility with their clients. At onsite spas, massage therapists work tense muscles and aestheticians refresh skin with facials. Physical therapists can help to rehabilitate clients following injuries, calling upon various training methods in their arsenal.
Since its establishment in 1985, Exude Fitness has been chronicled by a wealth of television shows including Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, The Today Show, World News Tonight, and Entertainment Tonight, and has been featured in a myriad of publications, including the New York Times, Vogue, and Allure.
Using solution-based fitness methods—and a patented method of exercising based on body types— Exude helps clients achieve their fitness, health, and aesthetic goals. The staff helps clients change their body by troubleshooting problem areas and creating an optimal exercise blueprint for each individual and their unique body type. Experienced fitness consultants work with clients of all ages, and can tailor a program based on each client's lifestyle, current fitness level, and medical or orthopedic conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Encouraging clients to exercise in the environment they feel most comfortable in reaching their goals, Exude's staff can also come to any home, work place, or gym in the tri-state region to help clients perform each of its exercise programs utilizing minimal equipment and space.