Owners Anthony and Julie Alberti provide a compassionate workout haven for guests of all ages and exercise backgrounds at Lifetime Fitness. SilverSneakers classes help seniors strengthen bods by outfitting attendees with hand weights, balls, and chairs, which can help boost mobility. Zumba cardio courses combine simple dance moves with Latin-infused beats to melt calories and hoop dance prompts heart-healthy hip-swivels with weighted hoops. Clients heave kettlebells and bounce atop bosu balls in Body Craze classes, springing into plyometric leaps, power lifts, and tummy-tightening poses that will make muscles burn with satisfaction, like an insult uttered from the lips of a sarcastic fire swallower.
NVP Paintball houses healthy competition within 15,000 square feet of indoor arena space. The turf-covered playing field obstructs easy shots with giant inflatable obstacles that shoot up toward 40-foot ceilings. Trained refs monitor all the action, including walk-on play, private parties, and high-noon duels. Elsewhere in the facility, a pro shop vends paintball necessities, and a game room overlooking the field offers additional entertainment.
Led by head coach Jesse Myers, who made several significant player acquisitions before the season, the Rochester Rhinos look to ramp up their scoring prowess for 2012. A member of the USL Pro league, the team incites cheers from loyal fans and whimpers from jostled gophers when playing on its home pitch at Sahlen's Stadium.
Art isn't merely housed at Artisan Works—it's born here. The 40,000-square-foot facility includes galleries showcasing thousands of regional artists as well as onsite studios where creators pour their imaginations onto canvas, wood, and clay. You can watch them while they work as you check out the paintings and sculptures in the galleries. A non-profit organization, Artisan Works relies on individual and corporate support for funding.
Blackfriars Theatre is a mid-sized professional theatre that has entertained audiences for over 60 years in downtown Rochester, New York. Our mission has been to provide the best possible showcase for actors and actresses, theater artists and technicians
The Little Theatre brings a roster of reel wonders to Rochester, with a slate of films running the gamut from quirkily mainstream to accessibly indie. Cinephiles can nab tickets (evening showings: $8, weekend matinees: $6, seniors: $5, children 5–12: $5, and students on Sun.–Thurs.: $5) to any number of upcoming features appearing on The Little's five flickering screens, such as the risqué Ewan McGregor dramedy Beginners or the sardonic sojourn documented in acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom's The Trip. A slew of other silver-screen selections are sure to satisfy moviegoers from all walks of taste. The Little's 70-seat, jazz-infused café pitches in to delight the less movie-centric senses of taste, spidey, and smell, with its eye-fetching collection of local artwork and appetizing menu of rich quiches ($8) and grilled paninis ($9). A fluid fleet of specialty coffees ($1.50–$3.75), globetrotting vinos ($6/glass, $18.50/bottle), and sudsy brews ($3.50–$4.50) lithely impart an impressive cineaste vocabulary sure to impress neighboring critics and wide-eyed ushers.
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