Strength. Grace. Flexibility. These are words most often associated with ballet, but they can also be seamlessly applied to the art of pole dancing. At the Best Shape of Your Life private studio, instructors whip ladies of all sizes into shape through body-toning and confidence-enhancing pole-dancing techniques. As students shimmy up poles and perform aerial tricks, they work toward slimmer physiques, toned muscles, and increased flexibility. When not conducting classes, the staff opens their studio for private parties, bridal parties, and tightly knit juries, allowing friends to gather over drinks and pole-dancing instruction.
Personal Best Health Club’s expansive fitness room—outfitted with weight machines, cardio equipment, and free weights—welcomes clients to take charge of their physical health. The club also has studio space with sleek, hardwood floors for classes including ballet, circuit training, Zumba, Kettlebells & Yoga, and muscle-sculpting Toning sessions. People looking for help reaching such fitness goals as dropping pounds, running a marathon, or somersaulting a 5K can enlist the aid of personal trainer as well.
Gunstock Mountain Resort's wealth of outdoor activities changes with the seasons. Here's a look at what you'll find throughout the year:
A foot bridge stretches 165 feet between the treetops. The distance to the ground below: more than 100 feet. But the people traversing it have other things on their minds—the bridge's planks are irregularly spaced, requiring careful navigation to make it to the next step. It's just one of the challenges of Gunstock Mountain Resort's Aerial Treetop Adventure Course. Eight different routes stretch along the trees near Gunstock's pond, and they knit together 91 challenges that include the likes of log ladders, swings, and, perhaps most thrilling of all, ziplines.
The treetops also contain an easier explorer course for kids, as well as a zipline-only course that stretches 1.6 miles, or the length of one slinky stretched to its limits. And there's plenty of earthbound fun to be had, too—families can play mini golf or drive Segways down off-road trails, for instance.
More than 120 inches of annual snow blanket the slopes at Gunstock Mountain Resort, a skiing enclave near New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. Fifty-five trails criss-cross the mountain, catering to skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels. The intermediate trail known as Flintlock reveals expansive views. After nightfall, 5 lifts and 21 well-lit trails remain open for night skiing. The mountain also features groomed cross-country ski trails.
We provide an atmosphere of warmth, support and growth. Our philosophy is simple; we teach people to move well, nourish well, think well, and live well. We support Community through Donation based classes. volunteer teaching within shelters and support our local food pantry. We are the quiet eye within the storm.
The experienced fitness virtuosos at The Balanced Body Fitness Studio orchestrate a schedule of core-strengthening and heart-pumping group classes to help clients of all fitness levels achieve overall bodily betterment. Free weights and self-generated resistance cause cantankerous muscles to kick and scream as workout warriors sprint, hop, or shimmy from station to station in a circuit-style BootCamp class. Zumba whittles waists to the beat of Latin music, and peace-summoning voices call out postures in Vinyasa flow yoga classes that challenge mind and body as equally as a raccoon loves its children. The willPower & grace class strips feet of their security blankets and beckons bodies to meander barefoot in an amalgamation of calisthenics and dance fitness classes, and challenging mat Pilates floor exercises improve strength, coordination, and the ability to become a makeshift coffee table.
Kettlebells—iron-shaped balls of varying weights that, with their affixed handles, resemble carry-on cannonballs—provide a low-impact total body workout that simultaneously increases strength and stamina. A recent study found kettlebells to be highly effective, resulting in subjects burning "at least 20.2 calories per minute, which is off the charts. That’s equivalent to running a 6-minute mile pace." You'll learn all this and more during your intro to kettlebells class (which you can apply this Groupon toward). Upon completion, you're free to take more kettlebell classes (drop-in classes are $16) and Pilates mat ($12.50–$16) and apparatus sessions (private session are $54–$60, duet sessions are $37–$44, and semi-private sessions are $30–$38). Feel free to combine these classes at your whimsy to transform yourself into a formidable fat-burning, cardiovascular-boosting, muscle-building monster without the assistance of a full moon.